BCD536HP: Palmetto 800 in North Carolina

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satvsys

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Living in SC I have the Palmetto 800 in my 536 and enjoy listening. This is a mobile mount and today I drove over a 100 miles into NC on I-85. Didn't alter favorites and I picked up a lot of Palmetto 800 transmissions but do not believe they were from SC. Here I only hear official business (usually SCHP) on the Palmetto 800 but in NC I was hearing all kinds of conversations. Some sounded like the maintenance department at some agency. Others referenced streets I am aware of in Charlotte NC.

Anyone have idea as to what was going on?
 

n4yek

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There are only limited amount of frequencies used in Public Safety systems nation wide. What was happening was a local system had the same control channel as one of the Palmetto sites your scanner was scanning and it locked onto it. Then the same talkgroup ID used for SCHP was used on that system in North Carolina for the maintenance discussions you were hearing.
 
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