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Old 10-26-2009, 4:56 PM
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Howdy from Corpus Christi, TX...

Thank goodness some of our PD is in analog format with old fashion frequencies.
But not all of them...In fact the good ones are all HEXed out.

So what in the world to do...

Im looking at the talk groups and 90% are classified as "A". Analog. Thats good since "D" would mean ProVoice. And my unit wont pick that up.

But here is what it looks like.

DEC AFS Mode Alpha Tag Description Tag

273 02-021 A PATROL-1 "A Alpha Units

So I am wondering. How would I type that DEC number (273) and AFC (02-021) into a decimal frequency?

On the HEX DECIMAL CONVERTER it reads as follows:

Decimal 273 = 111 HEXADECIMAL... that is is still greek to me lol.....

Not sure what to do because there are a lot of channels I'd love to monitor on my Uniden APCO25 BCD996XT scanner. Robstown, TX PD is also formatted that way also !

Any insight to that?
THANKS so much.
JIMMY
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Old 10-26-2009, 5:41 PM
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If your scanner is set to "Decimal" (DEC=decimal), then all you would enter would be "273." If hexadecimal is what it wants (=HEX) then type "111." If it is set to AFS type "02-021."

It's that simple.
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Howdy from Corpus Christi, TX...

Thank goodness some of our PD is in analog format with old fashion frequencies.
But not all of them...In fact the good ones are all HEXed out.

So what in the world to do...

Im looking at the talk groups and 90% are classified as "A". Analog. Thats good since "D" would mean ProVoice. And my unit wont pick that up.

But here is what it looks like.

DEC AFS Mode Alpha Tag Description Tag

273 02-021 A PATROL-1 "A Alpha Units

So I am wondering. How would I type that DEC number (273) and AFC (02-021) into a decimal frequency?

On the HEX DECIMAL CONVERTER it reads as follows:

Decimal 273 = 111 HEXADECIMAL... that is is still greek to me lol.....

Not sure what to do because there are a lot of channels I'd love to monitor on my Uniden APCO25 BCD996XT scanner. Robstown, TX PD is also formatted that way also !

Any insight to that?
THANKS so much.
JIMMY
You're 996XT will accept AFS Talk Group ID's. (02-010) AFS (Agency Fleet Sub-Fleet) is a much stronger way to scan anyways. You should be able to get the scanner to see AFS in your settings menu.

Are you using software to program it? Butel?
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Jimmy,

Just to be clear, those DEC and HEX numbers are not frequencies. If you are trying to place them in an area of your scanner memory that is looking for frequency data, you will fail.
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