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G5 on Turlock, Ca. System

dhalbasch

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I am trying to monitor Turlock, Ca. P25 system. I believe I have all the correct info programed but will not lock on a control channel. Anyone have any luck with this system?

Thanks,
Dennis
 

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Confirm you have the WACN/system/site ID's programmed? Those are not listed on RR.

This is a system I was going to try to do some work on the last time I was in California but I unfortunately ran out of time to get over that way.
 

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Thanks!

If you don't have those programmed the Unication won't work, unless you use the "wildcard" F's. I believe you still need the correct WACN though.
 

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WACN can be a wildcard of 0xFFFF, according to the help in PPS.

I'm too far from Turlock to try it. I assume you're in the area, @dhalbasch, and not trying to hear it in Antioch?
 

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I kinda wonder if that's even a trunked system at all. It seems a bit unusual for a small city to have their own. I wonder if it's actually a handful of P25 conventional repeaters with talkgroups. There's a mention of it in this thread, and the reference to a specific PD command channel is what makes me suspect it might be conventional. Do you have any way to monitor the spectrum around those frequencies to see if they're even active - e.g. RT2832U dongle + software?
 

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I rechecked my programming and saw I only used 4 F’s for the wildcard. With 5 I can now monitor it. It is trunked. My son is on his way with my sds100, I should be able to at least get the wacn.
 

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The RRDB entry for this system does not correspond to the FCC data - somebody needs to verify. It looks like 852.450 has been dropped, and 859.4375 has replaced it.
 
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