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APX State-wide system scanning?

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slobonmycob

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What is optimal for programming a state-wide system (like Mine) for scanning? I've already accomplished programming NAS but sometimes wonder if my codeplug could be polished for better scanning. For example: I only have one trunking system and trunking personalty for all the Control channels and talkgroups in the entire state, my setup has everything in one zone as well.

Is the One System/ Personality/ zone setup optimal for scanning? Would multiple personalities that correlate to different zones be optimal? Am I trying to scan through too many Control Channels at once by having all the control channels entered onto a single system?

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I have had no issues with NAS doing what you are asking about and wondered the same thing. The only time I would break it out into more systems is if you have areas where you want it to force join to a different site than the strongest one because of what you want to monitor. But each of my scan lists haven't had than many talk groups (under 10).

The "black box" here is how the subscriber handles the preferred site lists for the trunked personality while scanning, yet parked on a conventional (or other system). I would try making a personality with preferred site lists based on where you expect talkgroups to be.
 

slobonmycob

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I have had no issues with NAS doing what you are asking about and wondered the same thing. The only time I would break it out into more systems is if you have areas where you want it to force join to a different site than the strongest one because of what you want to monitor. But each of my scan lists haven't had than many talk groups (under 10).

The "black box" here is how the subscriber handles the preferred site lists for the trunked personality while scanning, yet parked on a conventional (or other system). I would try making a personality with preferred site lists based on where you expect talkgroups to be.
Supposedly scanning on a trunked system isn’t great to begin with because of how the system works with radios that actually affiliate.
So I’m curious as well how many is too much.
 
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