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problem with XTS2500 & XTS 5000 "site Trunking"

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Feb 24, 2001
all of our radios mobiles base stations and handhelds all say site trunking and are not allowing the users to transmit on them. When the base station radios are moved to the repeater channel they work with no problem however no other radios work in the system. It is also a problem city wide all of the OKC metro area on the state Motorola 800mhz system is having problems tonight. I was just wondering if any of you have ever seen this if so PM me.


Database Admin
Feb 19, 2003
N.E. Kansas
The site has lost contact with the other sites. It's a problem on their end and there is nothing you can do until they fix it. I see it occasionally in our area. That's one reason I wish that I could select sites instead of forcing it to just scan for the best RSSI. I could often hit a neighboring tower and get back on the network but the 2500 would not let me and kept reverting to the highest signal level.
Dec 19, 2002
The site trunking message is delivered by the radio site after it has lost connectivity to the Core or Zone Controller.

Depending on your preferences in that talkgroups personality, your radios may or may not have behaved in the way you had hoped. I would ask your sys admin.
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