Trouble receiving Cape Fire.

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k1gtx
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Trouble receiving Cape Fire.

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Hi All, Having trouble receiving the control channel(s) on the cape fire trunk system. Don't seem to be receiving the control channel. Any suggestions?
Thanks.

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More information would be helpful.

What type of scanner? What frequency of frequencies are you trying to enter? What is your location?
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k1gtx wrote:
28 Jan 2021 20:12
Hi All, Having trouble receiving the control channel(s) on the cape fire trunk system. Don't seem to be receiving the control channel. Any suggestions?
Thanks.
When you say the "Cape Fire Trunk system", do you mean the MSP trunk?

If so, which MSP zone are you trying to receive? There are four that cover different areas of the cape.
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I use CC 859.2375. I seem to get all of the Cape PD & FD.

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deacon wrote:
29 Jan 2021 07:52
I use CC 859.2375. I seem to get all of the Cape PD & FD.

Chuck
What he said! The CC did rotate to 859.2375 a few weeks ago and has been constant there since. If you're not programmed for that to be a CC you should. Check the wiki and ensure you have all of the CC's for the system programmed.
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What if he's out in Zone 6 land? Or for that matter, what if he's off Cape in southeast MA? Which is why I asked about his location.
Scott wrote:
29 Jan 2021 09:17
What he said! The CC did rotate to 859.2375 a few weeks ago and has been constant there since. If you're not programmed for that to be a CC you should. Check the wiki and ensure you have all of the CC's for the system programmed.
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True, I'm making an assumption it's Zone 04. That being said 855.5375 was the primary control channel for a LONG time. I'm taking a guess that perhaps it was not programmed as such and that's now why the OP is having a problem receiving the system. But you could be entirely correct. I'm sure we'll find out.
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West Yarmouth according to the FCC license data. So, Zone 4.
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deacon wrote:
29 Jan 2021 07:52
I use CC 859.2375. I seem to get all of the Cape PD & FD.

Chuck
Thanks, Chuck and everyone else. That was the issue!

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As had been mentioned, always program "ALL" of the Control channels for the Zone/Site you want to monitor, as the Control Channels [CC] do tend to rotate as needed.
k1gtx wrote:
30 Jan 2021 19:50
Thanks, Chuck and everyone else. That was the issue!
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I'll take it a step further. Program in all known control channels as well as all other frequencies within that system/zone. You can't go wrong doing it this way. Modern scanners can do control channel only trunking, in which the scanner will figure out the rest but if you have them all programmed and a new control channel changes without notice, then you will already be ready for it.
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