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BCT15X: Feature I never knew about

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737mech

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The Advanced System Identification feature is cool. I tried it today never knew it was there. In freescan set a custom search, say for example a range of 855-868, be sure to check show advanced box, check the cc only. Pretty easy and works great! I verified four systems pretty quick.
 

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Interesting thanks... so many features in these radios I barely get to them.

I'm guessing the radio knows the system name (in my case Fleetcom) because its transmitted on the data channel?
 
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The Advanced System Identification feature is cool. I tried it today never knew it was there. In freescan set a custom search, say for example a range of 855-868, be sure to check show advanced box, check the cc only. Pretty easy and works great! I verified four systems pretty quick.
A link to this thread has been added to the BCT15X RR Wiki page, so more people can learn about this feature.

Thanks for sharing,
 

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That feature goes back to at least the 396T/996T and possibly earlier.

It's just a database that Uniden incorporated into the scanner.
 
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Here is a list of SysIds and their labels that are contained in the Uniden trunking scanners. These include all of the T/XT models. The P2 models are unknown at this time, but would not surprised me to see them there too. Much of this data is obsolete, and have never been updated.
 

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The P2 models also include this feature. As indicated above... if its an old system the info might be right but if its not coming from the control channel I would not count on it.

If you want the data ftom the control channel... buy a cheap $15 dongle and use initrunker... it reads all info from control channel. Info at unitrunker.com. Your scanner may also be compatible.

Unitrunker is free and shows the system info as well as the correct frequencies, talkgroups and radio id's that are active.

Mark
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996T/396XT(2)/PSR800/PRO668
 
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I'm guessing the radio knows the system name (in my case Fleetcom) because its transmitted on the data channel?
In case it wasn't made clear enough to everyone ("but if its not coming from the control channel"), no, systems do not broadcast their names on control channels. These scanners just have a SysID-->SysName translation table. Been that way for a decade now...
 
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