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Missing low channel numbers

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theaton

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I'm trying to decode from scratch the EDACS system WPIF934. There are four active voice frequencies and five apparently unused frequencies. My BCD396T only works on this system when I list the voice channels as LCN 17 through 20. Is this normal? Systems I found on RR list the LCNs beginning with 01.

855.4125
855.4375
855.6625
856.7875 Control (presumably 16)
857.7875 17
858.7875 18
859.3625
859.7875 19
860.3625
860.7875 20
 

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Is your area going through the Nextel rebanding at this time?

What I have seen done is both the old and new channels are put into the radio on the same system. The system will use the LCN of the channels as they are moved from old channel to new. This way only one channel is down at a time while the system stays online. When the move is all done they radios will all be programmed to take out the old channels.
 

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JungleJim said:
Is your area going through the Nextel rebanding at this time?

What I have seen done is both the old and new channels are put into the radio on the same system. The system will use the LCN of the channels as they are moved from old channel to new. This way only one channel is down at a time while the system stays online. When the move is all done they radios will all be programmed to take out the old channels.
Interesting idea that I hadn't thought of! I haven't heard much about rebanding in my area, in part no doubt because 800 MHz systems aren't too common here. The frequencies currently in use have been used for many years, as I've heard them with non-trunked scanners. I don't know how long the current LCNs have been assigned.
 
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