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Trunking Help Please

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blueline_308

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I have 2 sites that I want to monitor. They both share the same freq for thier CC. One site is closer than the other. I cant monitor the farther site because the closer site SYS ID locks in. Is there something like PL or DPL for trunked systems so I can block one out? I have noticed in the DB something called CT with what looks like a freq beside it...is that a 'Control Tone' ?

I use a Wilson 800 Yagi on a rotor. The radio is a BCD996. The two communities are approx 90 degrees apart, and although I can attenuate the closer site, I still cant get the other one to lock in.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Jim
 

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blueline_308 said:
I have 2 sites that I want to monitor. They both share the same freq for thier CC.
Interesting. Which systems are you referring to? I've never seen systems close to each other with the same frequencies licensed or used. Unless you can use your yagi to pick up the further signal, there really isn't any other way to pick up the distance frequency unless of course you get closer to it
 

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The two systems that I am trying to monitor are 1) Rocky Mount, SYS ID 130C, 50 miles away @ 300 degrees. 2) New Bern, SYS ID 5631, 30 miles @ 180 degrees. New Bern changes its CC daily, so today, I can monitor some Rocky Mount....but I think that I found something...since they both share the freq 859.2625, which New Bern is using as CC today, whenever Rocky Mount uses that freq, the 996 will stay locked on the freq and I can hear New Berns CC. This may be the root of the CC lockups so many have been having with the 996. Apparently there is no way to activate dataskip on Mot 800 systems. BTW, this is all in North Carolina. I wonder how the two agencies deal with this...they are 70 miles apart.
 

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I think his problem is that when Rocky Mount uses 859.2625 as a voice channel, his scanner locks up on it since New Bern is using it as a control channel.

There's not much you can do except enable the detect end code option. Since Rocky Mount is farther away, putting the attenuator on will not make a difference.
 

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yep...end code option doesnt fix it....just life i suppose...i wish there was something like TSQ for these trunk systems....but o well
 
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