TRUNKED 900-MHZ RADIO CLEARS OFFSHORE COMMUNICATIONS
Royal J. Richoux Amoco Production Co. Lafayette, La. Increased two-way radio congestion among Gulf of Mexico offshore operations prompted Amoco Production Co. to design and build a 900-mhz trunked radio system for its gulf operations. Trunked radio, which resembles trunked lines used in telephone networks, is a method by which several radio users share relatively few channels. It offers clear, uninterrupted communications with highly efficient channel usage.