Locking Out Towers?

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Oriley

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Closest to me is Erie Hill (mile away) but I also pick up Midway, Palo, Brimson and sometimes Shaw.

Question is: if I lockout everything except Erie Hill, will I miss something that is on one of the other towers that isn't coming in on the Erie Hill one?

Hope that makes sense, I know what I mean. :)

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Yes.

An example: A state patrol unit affiliates with the Midway site because the SP unit gets a better signal from Midway than Erie Hill. Having Midway locked out would preclude you from hearing the transmission.

When I monitor a large system with multiple sites/towers, I enable every site I'm close enough to receive. So if I was in your shoes, I'd unlock Midway, Palo, Brimson and Shaw.
 

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At home I only listen to one site, because I listen to a lot of conventional stuff too, figure a second or two for the scanner to check the control channel, add a few sites, then you miss a lot of conventional traffic. On trips I usually only listen to armer, so I scan whatever sites I can get.
 

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Most state and county dispatch traffic will be on all of the sites in a county...
You may be better off listening to only virginia if you want to use only one site since it is simulcast it will include traffic over a wide area west of you...
 

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ERIE HILL IS GETTING ABSORBED INTO THE VIRGINIA MIDWAY SIMULCAST SOON...

YE 0006442333
MINNESOTA, STATE OF
[PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS]
Control Point 1 - 1123 MESABA AVENUE, DULUTH MN 218-725-2825
(link)
08/29/2014 New Application Received
1 - ERIE HILL, NE OF THE SW QUARTER SECTION 15 T59N, R15W, WHITE TOWNSHIP, WHITE TOWNSHIP (ST. LOUIS) MN [Structure: Lattice tower] (map)
854.0375 FB2C 100p 164e Units: 1 8K70D1W
854.2875 FB2C 100p 164e Units: 1 8K70D1W
851.2375 FB2C 100p 164e Units: 1 8K70D1W
851.4625 FB2C 100p 164e Units: 1 8K70D1W
852.1375 FB2C 100p 164e Units: 1 8K70D1W
853.05 FB2C 100p 164e Units: 1 8K70D1W
854.5125 FB2C 100p 164e Units: 1 8K70D1W
854.7125 FB2C 100p 164e Units: 1 8K70D1W
 

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At home I only listen to one site, because I listen to a lot of conventional stuff too, figure a second or two for the scanner to check the control channel, add a few sites, then you miss a lot of conventional traffic.

I listen to CN traffic on occasion and noticed I miss quite a bit sometimes and wondered if I was missing other stuff too with so many sites scanning. I'll do a little experimenting and see how it works.


ERIE HILL IS GETTING ABSORBED INTO THE VIRGINIA MIDWAY SIMULCAST SOON.
What exactly will that mean?

Thanks guys.
 

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These 7 sites will carry the same traffic

chisholm
erie hill
hibbing
idington
soudan
tower
virginia
 
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