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Multiple TGIDs with the same broadcast?

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skierp20

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Okay, so I've started researching some TGIDs in my local area, and I'm noticing something kind of weird: I've got the same feed coming over multiple talk groups, and I'm trying to figure out why. The only reason I know this is happening is because they're all feeds for two local ambulance companies.

Now, these are NOT Public Safety Frequencies, they are actually Business Trunked systems.

Before I go ahead and post these for the Database, should I?? Is this information accurate or am I somehow getting skip from other channels?

Thanks in advance!

Scott
 

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The only way to tell what's happening is to monitor the system control channel with Unitrunker or similar control channel decoding software, and see what the system says it's doing.

The channels may be patched, or may be multicast. It's quite common for some systems to have several talkgroups tied together, either actually patched, or simulcast so the dispatcher comes out on multiple talkgroups.

San Diego Gas and Electric, for instance, multicasts all sorts of talkgroups. Presumably, this is tying in 'same purpose' talkgroups for different districts into one group, when things are slow. If the system has a lot of traffic in multiple areas, they might then deselect multicast and operate the talkgroups independently.
 

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Thanks for the info, Skip..

I'm thinking its probably patched or multicasted.. The companies in question run less than 10 trucks each in a relatively small geographic area.

So I guess the question at this point is should all of the TG's be submitted for the database, or just the existing ones? I dont want to tie up anyone's time unnecessarily..

Scott
 

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To close this out, only submit TG's that are the "home" of the traffic you are hearing. To do that you must identify the actual TG that is primarily associated with the traffic you hear.

This is really not a topic for this forum; so I am closing this thread. Please note this is not a scanner related forum, thanks.
 
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