You can name the Trunk system anything you want, but as far as the Control channel is concerned, it is a pointless thing to do. The scanner just listens to the Control channel and switches to a Voice Channel when a transmission takes place. Also most systems have more than one Control channel that the system rotates on a regular basis, not all of them, but most.exkalibur said:Does anyone know if it is possible to assign an alias / label to a control channel frequency on the 396?
Well pointless should have not been the word to use, in fact it could be a good thing as you stated. But I never stated you could not do it, in fact if you do as I described you could actually do what he is asking. It takes a lot of duplication of talkgroups but you could do it. Use only 1 Control channel and call the system you create 'Alpha Tower 1', use the next control channel and create another system and call it 'Beta Tower 1'. Then on multi-system you could go to the next site and start all over, use the first control channel and call it "Alpha Tower 2, use the next control channel and call it 'Beta Tower 2', so on and so on.loumaag said:As stated, the simple answer is no. As for being pointless, I could argue that, but it isn't worth the time, suffice it to say I wish it were possible so I knew which site I had locked onto.