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dtscho

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I am receiving a signal today from both w main st (ns tower) and carters mtn tower for the new system! P25 nac is: 155h. No talkgroups are showing up yet or any other id’s. I tried to upload a pic, but apparently image is too big.
What's the control channel? I tried looking for a control between 851-860 MHz, but didn't find anything. (I also tried the frequencies listed on the license individually; found nothing.) I'm able to receive the control for the P16 system weakly from here. Maybe it's not surprising that I can't get a control for the P25 system, as those systems are supposedly focused more on the area they're supposed to cover.

One other thing: are you sure you're hearing the P25 control? I ask because that NAC you noted is similar to the P16 system ID: AB15. Also, Harris NACs are often 00A. Not saying it would be impossible to get a different NAC, but something to keep in mind.

Dave
 

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What's the control channel? I tried looking for a control between 851-860 MHz, but didn't find anything. (I also tried the frequencies listed on the license individually; found nothing.) I'm able to receive the control for the P16 system weakly from here. Maybe it's not surprising that I can't get a control for the P25 system, as those systems are supposedly focused more on the area they're supposed to cover.

One other thing: are you sure you're hearing the P25 control? I ask because that NAC you noted is similar to the P16 system ID: AB15. Also, Harris NACs are often 00A. Not saying it would be impossible to get a different NAC, but something to keep in mind.

Dave
To be clear, I have not found a control channel. When I did find something, it was the p25 nac.
 

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Dang it. I think I may have jumped the gun in the excitement of the new system. Check to see if 858.7375 and/or 859.7375 are affiliated with current Motorola system. Those frequencies are where p25 nac’s are coming from.
On custom scan, 859.7375 popped up with voice of ECC dispatcher referring to Jefferson mill rd incident.

858.7375 same thing except two pd units talking about a subject.
Sorry! Double checking new system frequencies soon!
 

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Well, nuts. Explains everything I’ve seen. It appears that at least 858.7375 and 859.7375 were carried over from the current Motorola system. After comparing the license for the current system to the license for the Harris system, the same two frequencies are on both systems.
Now what do we do? Wait for a p25 nac that is a Harris type nac and/or a control channel?
 

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Well, nuts. Explains everything I’ve seen. It appears that at least 858.7375 and 859.7375 were carried over from the current Motorola system. After comparing the license for the current system to the license for the Harris system, the same two frequencies are on both systems.
Now what do we do? Wait for a p25 nac that is a Harris type nac and/or a control channel?
Best thing to do would be to keep searching for a P25 control channel. It will sound much different from the Motorola P16 control, although some scanners mute the P25 control channels when searching.

Dave
 

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... although some scanners mute the P25 control channels when searching.

Dave
That makes sense. I was unable to find the CC for our Harris system using Search on my 436- it would pass right over them. I ended up locating the control channel manually scrolling through the search range. Afterwards, I figured out I can use the search range on my 780xlt to locate control channels.
 
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