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Old 10-28-2011, 10:00 PM
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Default My new (used) PRO 2096

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Just purchased a used PRO2096. Using Win96 to put in information to it. A couple questions. At times the sound (reception) sounds muffled or skipped. Could this be caused by just low reception, maybe install the scanner higher up in the room? Or get bigger antenna?

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When programming I put in BANK 1 Isanti Counties 6 talk groups. Using all 3 frequency sites from the Cambridge / North Branch area. (Cambridge is in Isanti County)

Now if I wanted to put Anoka county and/or Allina Ambulance in. Could I put this under the same bank as Isanti county or would I have to do this on a separate bank?
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You can do both. Just depends how you want to organize your scan banks. That is something that I do. I like to keep the systems and talk groups separate if it is a limited list you are building.
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Thanks! How about the reception of the scanner. It sounds skipped or muffled at times. Could this be that its sitting next to my PC or should I place it higher in the room. Get a bigger antenna?

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Thanks! How about the reception of the scanner. It sounds skipped or muffled at times. Could this be that its sitting next to my PC or should I place it higher in the room. Get a bigger antenna?

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While in the trunk bank press MAN then navigate UP ▲ or DOWN ▼ to active control frequency (CC). Bottom line will give you a decode rate. Anything under 70% might cause your issue.

BTW, your system ID will also be listed at same time.
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Ok thanks.

Also when I select my site frequencies for the bank . . .

I have 853.05000 as control
860.262500 and another as alternate. Do i need to have all 3 as my site frequency?

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When I go to the control frequency 853.05000 I hear no static or anything. And no number % is listed on the bottom is their something else I need to push?

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If site(s) have rebanded, you will need a programming cable & software to eneter the custom rebanded tables .
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Ya, I would put in at least all the CC and alts at least, you never know when something crashes or how it pics which freq for the control channel, some sites they rotate them regularly. I personally like to fit in all the frequencies if its a small system.

Also, how far away from one of the tower sites are you?
I'm pretty sure this is a simulcast system, so you may have problems with decoding information from the 2 sites if you are not really close to one of them. This is a common problem with these types of systems, links below may help you under stand that. But if you are not getting a signal, make sure you have in programming the frequencies the MODE set to MOT.

Simulcast digital distortion - The RadioReference Wiki
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Simulcast digital distortion - The RadioReference Wiki

Not sure if this help but let me know?
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Ok thanks.

Also when I select my site frequencies for the bank . . .

I have 853.05000 as control
860.262500 and another as alternate. Do i need to have all 3 as my site frequency?

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When I go to the control frequency 853.05000 I hear no static or anything. And no number % is listed on the bottom is their something else I need to push?

Thanks,
Matt
40F is SyID which should be on left of bottom line of active CC in man mode, but if no decode info is available you are too far from tower.
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Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) Trunking System, Various, Minnesota - Scanner Frequencies If you look at this page. I am using Cambridge - North Branch. I am only 7 to 9 miles from Cambridge. I don't think its a simulcast? Tonight the feed is better . . . i

I also want to use Allina Ambulance NORTH EMS. As this is the ambulance service in our area. So the Cambridge - North Branch Controls should be able to pickup the Allina North EMS Talkgroup?

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Cambridge - North Branch Site Details (Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER)) Also if you look at this map, I can use any talkgroup within this red circle?

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Matt, you may need to set Rebanded Tables in the 2096.
Programming the PRO-96 and 2096 for rebanded Motorola trunked systems
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So to reband I need to use the table in the first post in that forum link? I do this in a new template? If I do this in a new template and upload to the scanner won't it erase my programming I already have.

WIll this rebanding fix the at times skippy reception. (I am only 7 miles from tower).

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I guess I am not really sure why I need to edit this table on a new template? When my frequencies are on a different, already saved template. You think I would have to edit that one.

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I guess I am not really sure why I need to edit this table on a new template? When my frequencies are on a different, already saved template. You think I would have to edit that one.

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Yes, edit your existing template not a new one.
In the target bank click Multi table bullet under MOT 9600 CC. Open Extended Tables bar then tic the bullet next to 800MHz Rebanded. Click ok, save and send new data back to scanner.
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Thanks for your help. Do you mean MOT 3600 CC though? Or should I do this under MOT 9600 box?
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Or should both 3600 and 9600 be checked on multi table?
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Or should both 3600 and 9600 be checked on multi table?
They can both be checked though ARMER is 9600.
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HI there. i have both checked. Now I see Agencies such as Allina Ambulance showing up on the display like someone is talking but I don't hear no sound Volume is turned up. I have attached a screen shot on what I currently have setup.
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HI there. i have both checked. Now I see Agencies such as Allina Ambulance showing up on the display like someone is talking but I don't hear no sound Volume is turned up. I have attached a screen shot on what I currently have setup.
V1.72 came out in 2008. You should upgrade to current v2.04.
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Do you have a link to the version 2? I can only find the one i am using.

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