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G5 not lock on one site when "Multiple Sites" available??

CTWaters

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Good evening all.

I have a question to see if there is a way to fix / what I am doing wrong?

I have Maricopa County Regional Wireless CoOp (Regional Wireless Cooperative (RWC) Trunking System, Phoenix, Arizona) programmed in with all the different sites. Reason for that, is this particular system does not carry all the frequencies across all the different Sites.

For instance...

PPD is only heard on Simulcast A. SDL PD South is only available on Simulcast G, and SDL PD North is only available on Simulcast H. Surprise PD is only available on Sim G. PFD is only available on Simulcast B. GPD South is available on Simulcast B or G, but GPD North is only available on Simulcast G.

Since either PPD or PFD are usually the busiest, the G5 will lock on either Sim A or Sim B, so I only end up getting PPD, or whatever the small amount of PD is available on Sim B.

Is there a setting to get the G5 to just continue scanning through the different sites, and not lock on the first site it receives?

I also do quite a bit of travelling to the different counties that RWC simulcasts in, so it is a lot easier to leave them all on one, and just have it start scanning.

I really don't want to have to break down the simulcasts one by one and throw each one on a different knob if I don't have to.

Thanks a lot for the assistance, folks!
 

RaleighGuy

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Is there a setting to get the G5 to just continue scanning through the different sites, and not lock on the first site it receives?
No the G Series pagers are designed for one system, one site at a time, until signal strength of a site drops below acceptable levels it will not switch to another site. Please remember, this is a pager and not a scanner, the function and purpose of the two are different.
 

CTWaters

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No the G Series pagers are designed for one system, one site at a time, until signal strength of a site drops below acceptable levels it will not switch to another site. Please remember, this is a pager and not a scanner, the function and purpose of the two are different.

That's what I have the original programming as, but figured I would try and combine. At least I know I can leave all these combined for when I am in fact travelling. It may not get all the ones that are Simulcast, but it'll pick up whatever is as I travel out of coverage for the locked on site.

I really don't want to have to break down the simulcasts one by one and throw each one on a different knob if I don't have to.

Yes, this is what you need to do.

I'll go back and clean up the original programming a bit more.
 

pandel

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Let me start off by saying I'm using the "Old" PPS. Check your individual channel settings, there should be a priority box and a non- priority box. Within each of those those boxes, you should also be able to rank talk groups by priority! I would recommend putting your busiest talk groups in the non-priority box, that way they will be over ridden by talk groups in the priority box.
 
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