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#21 marcspaz


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 09:10 AM

This discussion is getting a little monotonous. A fixed station is one of a pair that exchange information between those points only. As a Part 90.20 coordinator we licensed many fixed stations which are primarily used to report such things as water levels on a flood gauge or storage tank, control sprinklers on a golf course and the like. Both points had to be identified on the frequency authorization and commonly were low-power, typically 5 watts or less. The only "fixed stations" carrying multiple types of information are microwave.


On the Federal/DOD side, we see things a little differently.  They are not always stationary points.

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 02:10 PM

I had this very discussion with a buddy that maintains a bunch of state systems. The FCC page isn't very clear. What he said is that a base station is something like a repeater or other radio intended to be permanently installed in a structure. A fixed station while non mobile, is a radio that can be moved around if need be.


example, a console mounted dispatch radio versus a mobile radio with a power supply sitting on a desk connected to an outside antenna.

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