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APX/XTS Transmission drops??

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What would cause correctly programmed XTS/APX radios at random times to drop the first part of a transmission being received or not pick up a transmission at all? We use APX radios at work and I bring my own XTS radio most days and I have started to notice that at time one radio will receive all of the traffic while the other radio does not and vis versa. Both radios use the same control channels and signal strength is perfect. This does not happen enough to cause communication issues but it happens enough for me to notice. Any thoughts?
 

ResqChief201

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Are you scanning the system? How many talkgroups are you scanning? And are you mixing scan lists with conventional and trunking channels?

By programming too many "ACTIVE" talkgroups and channels, you will see a noticeable reduction when receiving transmissions. Also try not to mix Conventional and trunking system in the same scan list as this will also significantly reduce the beginning of transmissions.
Try limiting scan lists to only a couple primary active channels. The more you have, the more the scan list is gonna work harder and harder.

Another issue could be that you have "TX Inhibit" Enabled under the radio buttons/switches. I have encountered a few radios that had this setting that would miss large portions of the messages.

Hope this helps but if not, someone else may have some other insight.
 

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I see you said Control Channel which means you are scanning a trunked system if I am correct. Do you have Multi-system scan enabled? If you do, it will go back and forth to each system every couple of seconds and it will cause a delay. Also scanning slows down the radio from receiving transmissions.
 
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