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Ohio MARCS Question...

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SLWilson

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Several of the MARCS towers have multiple "voice" frequencies. Is there any use in programming all of them in, or, just the control channel? If the scanner stops on the control channel, it won't hear anything on the other freqs anyway, right? So, is it useful to even have the other ones installed? Thanks, Steve/Gallia :confused:
 

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Older scanners need all freq's, newer ones do not. There is no ad or dis-advantage to adding them...
 

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One advantage to programming only the CC freq and using CC mode is that if an new voice frequency was ever added and you did not know about it, you would not have to worry about missing anything. On the other hand, if you had the control channel and all the voice frequencies individually programmed and were not using CC mode, when frequencies were added to the system, you might not hear the traffic on them becaue they won't be programmed in the scanner.

Using th Control Channel mode eliminates this issue completly
 
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