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Old 07-01-2011, 10:47 PM
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Default MNDot district 8

does anybody know what the control channel is?
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:17 PM
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Where you live will dictate what control channel you will need to look for...
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:20 AM
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I live in western carver county and i work for well worked for district 8 main office is in willmar but we have shops in hutchinson and glencoe which are the ones i work from i want my wife to beable to hear whats happening while I am at work ....I found the talk groups but cant find the main freq we use
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Depending on what part of Carver county you live in you would need the control channel's for Biscay and possibly the Gaylord tower if you live far enough south to pick up that site.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:52 AM
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well i have found 28 freqs for the state of mn off the biscay tower each one has 1500 mobiles listed . now can someone tell me what the fx1 and the mo and ye stand for in the listings. I am going to guess the mo means mobile and fx1 is fixed
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:46 AM
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my suspicion is that you are not fully grasping how a trunked system truly works, which is completely understandable. I barely know how they work. but here are a couple things that you should need to know.

Mn/DOT doesn't have any frequencies that are designated to be used specifically for them when it comes to ARMER. The advantage of going to a trunking systems is that you have a common pool of frequencies that everyone can draw upon.

When you program your scanner, you just need to put in the control channel and the talkgroups you desire. Nothing else. The reason you don't need to program the voice channels in, is that the control channel essentially acts like an air traffic controller for planes.

For example, radio A wants to talk on talkgroup 123. When radio A presses their PTT button on a trunked system, Radio A is telling the control channel that I want to talk on Talkgroup 123. The control channel will then recognize that need and figure out what voice channel it has available to send this voice traffic to. once the control channel determines what voice channel is going to carry the traffic, it sends a message to all of the radios that are set to receive talkgroup 123 and says, "Hey, talkgroup 123 has some traffic that is going to occur on voice channel XYZ and you better be there or be square." If someone immediately responds to that voice traffic, they may again be on the same voice channel, but they may not. either way, the same process starts all over next time.
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Old 07-05-2011, 8:41 AM
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Semiwrecker, what model of scanner do you have? If it's a Uniden, I can send you a Freescan file with the sites around you loaded into it. Freescan is free programming software for the Uniden radios, see ScanNow.org - The Home of FreeSCAN!
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:23 PM
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I found the control channels that i needed. I was having the prob of finding the control channels I had the TG's but no freqs Thanks anyways guys
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