Originally Posted by jhal94
If you are looking to monitor the Smartzone system it is analog but your scanner doesn't support rebanding you can still scan it I believe (works on my pro-97). You cannot monitor the P25 system at all without a digital scanner.
The only reason it "seems" like you're still receiving all the communications on the analog system on your Pro 97 is because only 2 of the 24 Ridgecrest site frequencies end in a zero (xxx.xxx0 MHz.), and none of the Toytown frequencies end in a zero.
Non-rebandable scanners cannot convert the channel numbers assigned to the .xxx0 frequencies in the 851-854 MHz band into the actual frequency.
So, if all the Ridgecrest site frequencies had an equal chance of being utilized, you would miss, on average, about 9% of that site's traffic due to rebanding. That's pretty good, considering some of the Motorola systems that rebanded from the 866-868 MHz segment have 50% or more frequencies ending in a zero.
Is anyone aware of whether the SPB PD's talkgroups will continue to be used when the county takes over patrol duties in the town ? Any other municipalities in the county seriously considering contracting law enforcement duties with the county ?