All talkgroups in the database for a Motorola 3600baud Type II trunking system should be divisible by 16. In fact, if you try and enter anything not divisible by 16, the database rejects it.
Here's how to compare what you've found with your scanner with the database:
Take what your scanner gives you and divide by 16.
If it divides evenly, you've got the base talkgroup and you can check the database for that talkgroup.
If it doesn't divide evenly, take the whole number (number to the left of the decimal point) and multiply by 16. That will give you the base talkgroup that you can compare to the database.
If you're curious as to what the status bit is, multiply the number to the right of the decimal point by 16. You can compare the number with the table in the Wiki.
For example, if you see a talkgroup number of 35. Dividing by 16 gives you 2.1875.
Multiplying 16 by 2 gives you a base talkgroup of 32. You would check the database for a talkgroup of 32.
Multiplying .1875 by 16 gives you 3 which is the indication that the talkgroup is currently patched.
To sum up, you've found talkgroup 32 which is currently patched.
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Last edited by MikeOxlong; 01-19-2014 at 1:33 PM..