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Scope of Use


  • This template presents a standardized index with information describing a particular TRS. It includes the FCC callsign as well as links to the database and, where needed, maps showing site locations
  • This template should only be used for a TRS that is regional in nature, and does not cover multiple areas. In addition, these types and states have their own Infobox. Please return to the Templates-List: General Use Only page for coding examples;
    • TRS that cover multiple counties
    • TRS that covers multiple states
    • Military TRS
    • Federal TRS
    • Canadian TRS (Alberta has one specific to them)
    • TRSs in the following states / regions;
      • District of Columbia
      • Minnesota
      • Wisconsin
      • Iowa
      • Illinois
      • Michigan
      • Ohio
      • Oklahoma

Directly Invoked By

  • TRSs that cover a single area, county or region


  • Many of these parameters may be filled in with data from the database or other wiki pages, as shown.
    • SysName - The name of the TRS being documented
    • SysType - The type of the TRS being documented. Use the terminology found in the Glossary whenever possible. See the notes below
    • SysID - The system ID of the TRS, if known. Blanks are acceptable if not known
    • CTone - The connect tone needed for an actual user to access this system. It's not needed for scanners. Blanks are acceptable if not known
    • WACN - The Wide Area Communications ID, if known. Blanks are acceptable if it's not
    • NAC - If this is a Project 25 system, the Network Access Code (NAC) for an actual user to access this system. It's not needed for scanners. Blanks are acceptable if not known
    • Ccode - If this TRS is a MOTOTRBO type, and the DMR color code is known, place it here. See the notes below for further information. Blanks are acceptable if not known
    • RAN - If this TRS is a NXDN type, and the RAN is known, place it here. Blanks are acceptable if not known
    • Band - Generic description of the band this TRS uses; examples like 'VHF', 'UHF', '700 Mhz' are fine. If there is more than one band, seperate them with a '/'
    • Owner - Who owns this TRS? If not known, it can be left blank. You can also use Public or Private to describe its ownership type
    • FCC - The FCC license of this TRS. This can be found using the FCC Callsigns link that can be found in the database immediately above the frequencies grid. See the notes below
      • Use the FCC parameter for the first callsign only, and do not use the Template:Callsign for the FCC value. The FCC value is used to build the FCC link in the lower portion of the InfoBox.
    • MoreCallsigns - after assigning the first callsign to the FCC parameter, please use the MoreCallsigns parameter to display additional callsigns related to the TRS; Template:Callsign can be used to link each of the additional callsigns to the database. A <br/> html-command should be placed before each callsign to list it on a separate row.
    • City - Self Explanatory. If there are multiple cities used as sites, Various can be placed here. See the notes below
    • County - The wiki link for the county (if known), with a substitution for the more English looking name for readability. See the example below
    • State - The name of the state, first letter capitalized
    • StateB - Same as State
    • state - The name of the state forum where this TRS can be discussed. Note that some names are hyphenated (as shown in the example below) and is NOT capitalized
    • sid - The SID can be found as a token in the last part of the URL for this TRS in the database.

  • Not all of these tokens are required, but every effort should be made to fill them in. Many can be left blank, and it will not cause the template to fail
  • These items should be installed, when needed, in a new section to be called 'Related Links' or 'Related Pages'. Templates mentioned here can all be found on the Templates-List: General Use Only page
    • If the TRS is of a type that can't be trunked or scanned, a warning to that effect is required. Use the Tracker-Related templates
    • If the TRS is a MOTOTRBO type, and uses multiple color codes, put See DMR Bandplan in the DMR Color Code field. You must then supply a link to an article with the corrected bandplan that shows each color code by frequency (when known). The Table Trbosys template is designed for this purpose.
    • Some TRS have multiple callsigns, one for each site. You can use the parameter "MoreCallsigns" and the Callsign template to document them, or better, use the DBsitemap FCC template to use the FCC driven map function to graphically display each site on a map


  • The horizontal lines below separate examples for clarity and do not appear when template is invoked.

How to invoke this template

The line below (between the pre tags) can be used as a model.

|SysName   = New York City Transit Authority 
|SysType   = [[Motorola Type II Smartnet]] 
|SysID     = 0E0A
|CTone     = 90.00
|NAC       = 
|CCode     =
|Band      = 800
|Owner     = City of NY
|FCC       = KNEH690
|City      = NY
|County    = [[New York (NY)|New York]]
|State     = New York
|StateB    = New York
|state     = new-york
|sid       = 128


See the Denver Public Safety for an example, which also shows the use of a template to warn about an unmonitorable system

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