posted on May, 15 2005 @ 12:24 PM
Couldn't tell you about Citizen Band radios. Last I checked they were more Unit to Unit type things used by truck drivers to keep from falling
asleep. I wasn't aware of stationary repeaters being used for those.
If you meant the radios used for Emergency frequencies, yes, there were repeaters for the Emergency frequencies up there as well. And in numerous
other places too. The problem with those radios was too many people talking at the same time, and the fact that it was a crappy outdated system.
Not sure what the sarcasm was all about there buddy... no one said they run through the same towers, (radio stations, broadcast television, public and
private radio transmissions, cell phones, etc all had antennas on that roof) I was discussing the cell phones specifically. Being that I've
responded to all of your issues with respect and taking you seriously, I will expect that you'll do the same and not invent things I didn't say.
Note: For those who need the clarification... FDNY's emergency radio transmissions are broadcast over a VHF (very high frequency) channel. Each
area has its own channel for normal operations, manhattan, brooklyn, queens, Bronx/Staten Island share one, and there's some citywide channels as
well. NYPD uses UHF (ultra high frequency) channels instead, with generally two or three precincts per channel and numerous specialty channels.
These are in NO WAY related to Citizen Band radio. Throughout the city there are repeaters, generally atop large buildings that assist in increasing
the range of transmission to include the whole city instead of 4 city blocks as it would be without them. When a repeater goes down, you lose range
in that specific area.
[edit on 5-15-2005 by Djarums]