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WACN and non-affiliate scan (XTS3000)

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I recently read a radio programmed for a major city (non-affiliate scanning). The radio was not programmed by me. Anyway, while looking through the codeplug I noticed that the WACN was set to 1 in the trunking system tab. On the RRDB the WACN is different than 1. The owner of the radio verified that the radio works quite well in its current state. So my question is, does the WACN settings matter if you're not affiliating? My theory based on what I'm seeing is that it does not. Can anyone confirm this? I want to copy this system into an XTS5000 but want to make sure it'll work before I do.
 

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It does not matter so long as the radio is not set for INTRA-WACN roaming (when model/option capable). If coverage type is other than that (inter-WACN, SZ, or None) the radio will just listen for the SID.
 

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With Moto equipment it's dependent on the coverage type. If the radio needs to go LOOK for a WACN in the outbound signalling, it needs it. If it doesn't, it doesn't care.

Single zone or multi zone systems don't require the radio to worry about the WACN because if it gets a system ID that matches, it assumes it has to be the right system.

Multiple WACN roaming is a little trickier, but especially for scan-only receiving, it's basically WACN agnostic.

INTRA WACN roaming, however, requires the radio to check primarily for the WACN over the SID. There it needs it, no matter what registration state the radio is in.


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