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Central Lower MSP question

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gtor72

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Hello and thanks for any help you can provide me with this question,
I just got another PRO96 after the one I had for many years quit working,
I have programmed all the control channels and some alternate channels for the central lower michigan area,
my problem is I am only getting traffic on 867.4750 which is a frequency that isn't even listed as a control channel or an alternate channel. (I had it written down in a notebook)
My question is what else might I be missing by not having some of the non control or alternates programmed?
Seems I should be getting more traffic, I have an outdoor antenna also.
Might someone have a Pro96 file they would be willing to share for this area?
any frequency suggestions or ideas would be helpful. thanks a bunch, Mike
 

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You're receiving voice traffic on that freq because it's a voice channel in Isabella Co. That's to be expected. You just need to enter the control channels and alternates.
 

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Its listed as an alternate control channel on 04-12 Curran (Alpena). Its also a tower freq for 03-23 Beal City (Isabella).
 
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thanks for the replies, out of all the control and alternates i have entered that is the only freq i am getting any traffic on....I know i live in the sticks, but it seems I should get more than that...i was just curious if there was anyone else living in this area that might know a better setup.....thanks, Mike
 

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I'm not sure we're talking on the same wavelength yet ;) When you say "get traffic on" - do you mean you are using that as a control channel? Or you're hearing voice on it? What traffic are you hearing? What do you expect to hear that you aren't?
 

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yes i am hearing voice traffic, seems to be Clare county and Mobile medical response, I am getting around 5-6 talkgroups popping up in open bank mode.
I just remember years ago when I got my first pro 96 the traffic was a lot heaver then I am hearing now,
used to get a lot of DNR and various things thanks for your input Mike
 

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You live in the North Eastern part of Mecosta Co correct ? The 2 Control Tower freqs you should use are or should I say try and see which one works best 868.4750that is the Isabella Tower .868.9625 is the Clare Tower. I looked at the MPSCS Tower location Map those 2 towers coverage are within your range .So those 2 should be the ones you will pick up best .867.4750 is a Voice channel not a Control Tower freq
 

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thanks for all the input, after having this thing programmed for awhile now, I am getting a lot of traffic,
close to 40 talkgroups have come up, in the beginning i was mostly just getting MMR,
must just be that I live in the sticks and there isn't that much activity around here, but its working fine. thanks again.
 
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