Racom/Polk Co EDACS programming question

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butticeWB

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I am programming my mom's new BCT15 (I'm the guy who wrote a few weeks ago inquiring about Bearcat retail outlets in the Des Moines area) and have a question. As you all know, Racom has about a million different towers. My mom only wants to monitor the Polk County sheriff and suburban departments that use the sheriff's EDACS system.

My question: Do I need to program every Racom site or can I cherry-pick the Des Moines-area sites? Thanks in advance for your insights. This is a great forum that helps a lot of people.
 

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I am programming my mom's new BCT15 (I'm the guy who wrote a few weeks ago inquiring about Bearcat retail outlets in the Des Moines area) and have a question. As you all know, Racom has about a million different towers. My mom only wants to monitor the Polk County sheriff and suburban departments that use the sheriff's EDACS system.

My question: Do I need to program every Racom site or can I cherry-pick the Des Moines-area sites? Thanks in advance for your insights. This is a great forum that helps a lot of people.
Just program in the Des Moines site, Program in the TG's you want to listen to and close the bank.
 

butticeWB

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re: Racom/Polk Co EDACS site

Just the Des Moines tower (site 1101) or Des Moines plus the West Des Moines (1112) and Pleasant Hill (1209) towers? This radio is a base station that will never leave its west suburban Des Moines home.

Thanks again.
 

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You can program in the 3 sites since the BCT15 has site based scanning. You then only have to put in the TGIDs once and associate them with the 3 different sites. Chances are the same TGIDs are carried on all the sites. That way you can see which site she receives best and turn the others off if wanted.
 

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I only have the 1101 Programmed in and i can hear it anywhere around the des moines area. I can even get it out here in Dallas Center. It's a very strong tower which should do exactly what you need
 
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