HP-1: Determining which site a transmission comes from?

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dmg1969

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When monitoring a statewide TRS (P25 phase 1)...is there a way on the HP-1 to know which site a hit comes from? I have an HP-1, but not the Extreme Upgrade.
 

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Pause on the system,press right side < , advanced, site info - shows current site.

I do have extreme - but I believe that this parts is the same.
 

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If it is a simulcast system all sites have the same frequencies so it would be hard to determine which of the simulcast sites you are receiving especially if you are in an overlap area.
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If it is a simulcast system all sites have the same frequencies so it would be hard to determine which of the simulcast sites you are receiving especially if you are in an overlap area.
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Never tried on one - curious what it shows. I do know that some just list 1 freq/no site info. But not sure if all do or not.
 

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This is where you would have to use your geographical knowledge to make an educated guess.
 

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If it is a simulcast system all sites have the same frequencies so it would be hard to determine which of the simulcast sites you are receiving especially if you are in an overlap area.
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I think the term "site" is being overloaded here.

Systems have sites (1 or more).

Sites have towers (sometimes people call these towers sites).

Example: Baltimore City is a single "site" simulcast system: Baltimore City Trunking System, Baltimore, Maryland - Scanner Frequencies but it has many towers: WPYR413 (BALTIMORE, CITY OF) FCC Callsign Details and all towers use the same frequencies.

On the other hand the Maryland State system has (or will have) separate simulcast "sites" in nearly every County (First Responders Interoperable Radio System Team (FIRST) Trunking System, Various, Maryland - Scanner Frequencies) - each having a set of towers. In this case, each site has separate sets of frequencies.

I suspect the OP is asking about the latter scenario.
 

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I agree. "Site" does not equal "Tower." If the OP really meant SITE and not TOWER, then the first reply took care of the question.

If he meant which tower in a simulcast site, then the answer is also up there, but basically: no.
 
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