Newport News dropping control channel

LEH

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I was out for a bit this morning, had my Unication G5 and Uniden 325P2 running. Both were occasionally losing the control channel (Unication 'out of range' and no cc value displayed under the system name on the 325P2).

Has anyone else had problems with receiving or occasionally losing Newport News today (20 Jul 2020)?
 

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Do you have all the alternate c/c's programmed in? ( Do those units require alternate cc's to be programmed in?)
 

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Yes, I've got the alternates programmed in.

The interesting part is occasionally the 325P2 would lose the CC, but the Unication (which is a true champ at holding a signal, especially in a simulcast system) was blaring away. Then at some point both the Unication and G5 lost the CC, only to get it back a minute or so later.

I may wind up adding all the channels as CC's just to be safe.

About a year ago, I believe Newport News had two of their towers go down, only the one on the south end was working. Needless to say all was quiet on the northern end. :( I could not hear anything for a day or so, then suddenly all was back to 'normal' (?).
 
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