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Old 04-16-2014, 9:58 AM
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Default WInston-Salem 800MHz Trunked (analog or P25 digital) BCD996XT


I have a Uniden BCD996XT scanner and data entered Winston-Salem's city system. I originally put the settings as "System Type: Motorola" and it was trunk tracking picking up the control channel at all. I just changed the settings to "System Type: P25 Standard" and it's picking up the control channel now full scale, but I hear nothing (it doesn't stop on any talkgroups).

Their FCC license has emission designators as "20K0F3E", which is analog-wideband. I manually toggled it out of trunk tracking and picked up P25 data noice (in analog mode), which is why I toggled the setting to "P25 Standard", figuring it's actually P25 full time.?.

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Old 04-18-2014, 9:34 PM
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Only question is have you set the frequencies up for rebanding?

If you are using FreeScan software I can send you a data file for the WS/FC system, it is a Motorola Type II / P25 system, there are a few analog talk groups but the vast majority are P25 digital. It was rebanded several years ago.
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Old 04-21-2014, 9:36 PM
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I put in the freqs from RadioReference's database, which are are the latest rebanded freqs. I did get a chance to talk to a police officer, and he stated they are 99% encrypted full time, which is why I was never hearing anything...
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Old 04-22-2014, 7:45 AM
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I listen to the W/S system every day with a 996xt. I download my systems using the software instead of entering them manually, so I can't help much on that front. But, I can tell you that the system is not 99% encrypted--virtually all of the traffic is not encrypted. The person you asked may have gotten confused on the transmissions being digital, which they are for the most part.
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Old 04-22-2014, 7:45 AM
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No no no.... set it to Motorola Type II - Custom Reband, enter in the rebanding trunking tables, and you should be good to go.

Very little of the system is encrypted.
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