Re: Trona Railway radio repeaters/antenna

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Posted by Dezdan on October 14, 2002 at 23:29:29:

In Reply to: Re: Cellular Phone Service for Trona posted by David A. Wright on October 14, 2002 at 12:50:53:

>>>>I don't know where the Trona Railway radio repeaters/antenna are, as they need radio for the portion of the railroad route south of the Pinnacles and up to Searles Station, hidden behind the Spangler Hills; as well as signal in the Salt Wells Valley (between Searles and Indian Wells), where the company vehicles often run from Trona to Searles.<<<<

I not 100% sure, but I believe that one of the Trona Railways repeaters are stationed on Laurel Mountain (4431') just to the west of Hwy 395. Laurel Mountain has a clear view of just about all of the line in the area and reaches over Spangler Hills on into Searles Valley. What the station on Laurel Mountain can't cover in the Searles Valley area, I am sure that the radio facility just south of Westend picks up and covers. What about the radio site in Homewood canyon? Any ideas who is using it?

TR 161.085 & 161.190


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