Can you provide the source for "FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user license as well"
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According to the FCC, FB4 station class means the community repeater is licensed for multiple users under the one license. That is what makes it a "community repeater". Licensing of each user would be required under an FB2 station class, but not FB4 or above (FB6/FB7/FB8).
On 6/30/2020 12:04 PM, ~Bill wrote:
To add to the GOOD info
FB2 generally a single user repeater, but may [YMMV] contain multiple
FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user
license as well
FB6 Community repeater – users come, users go, no license info to search
for other than the Radio Shop owner
FB8 usually reserved for a Community Trunked system – owned by one
entity in the FCC [radio shop or Business or Government entity]
As to the OP’s original question to listen to the FB or MO – only you
will learn which one to listen to.
A Duplex system you likely want to listen to both, buta Semi-Duplex
Repeater system, just rely on the FB2, FB4, FB6 or FB8 listing.
Now to add [depending where you are, and whose network] more confusion,
you may want to listen to the FX1, FX2 remote RX/TX or control stations
Depending on how these are using, they could be a Mountain Top RX site
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*Subject:* Re: [Scanner] FB or MO
FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex). FB2 is a fixed base repeater.