Originally Posted by skibomp
I see 2 selections in viper for HP, Digital and Analog, should I use one over the other?
Thanks for the assistance!
Couple of things:
1) Update your HomePatrol Database. If you are still seeing 2 choices for NCSHP (Analog/Digital) that means your HPDB is waaaay out of date. Your HPDB should mirror what is currently listed in the database in which the only analog talkgroups for NCSHP are the "Troop Mutual Aid" TGs.
In Sentinel go to Update->Update Master HPDB as seen in this pic:
If I was Pete Rose and a betting man (Not that Charlie Hustle ever placed a bet) I would bet that you had your HP parked on one of the old analog Common 1/2 TGs instead of the newer digital Common 1/2 TGs.
Gotta keep that HPDB updated to keep up with the changes made of VIPER
Once the HPDB is updated I would suggest creating a favorites list of just NCSHP talkgroups. This way you can lock out all other sites than the Wake County Simulcast.
I can tell you I hear traffic pretty regularly on the Common 1/2 talkgroups from my qth in West Raleigh.
As others have said there is a caveat to monitoring SHP: If I am monitoring the Wake County Simulcast site and a C4 Trooper tells another C4 Trooper to go to Common 1 there is a very high chance I will not hear their conversation. Why? Because C4 is Franklin County and there should be no reason to rebroadcast their comms in Wake County. Keep in mind that Wake County is an anomaly in terms of VIPER. Most VIPER sites operate in a Smartzone format verses Simulcast.
Email me back if you have further issues.