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Mot Type I/Type IIi Talkgroup Oddity...

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I've come across an odd situation... My work uses radios on a Mot system local to me, and thru some playing around I determined the talkgroup to be 29xxx (the xxx's are just because I can't recall the tg off the top of my head). Using that talkgroup to listen in with my scanner seems to work just fine, but I noticed other talkgroups weren't adding up. So, long story short what I thought was a Type II system is actually Type IIi, with mainly Type I talkgroups being used. Now heres where it gets weird. I had the chance to dump the codeplug from one of my work radios, so I did. According to the CPS, the Size Code is 'A' and the Fleet we are on is 350. So, I adjusted the Fleetmap in my 246T and Pro96 and key up my radio expecting it to show 350-1. It didn't. It shows 380-1, on both my radios. Anyone have any idea why? I played around with different size codes and I couldn't get 350-1 to show up at all.
 

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Most likely there are different display formats used between your motorola radios(you did not mention which motorola model radios) and your 246T & 96 scanners. I know from doing some of my own programming that the portables & mobiles I have programmed all have the talkgroups entered in Hex and I think the Uniden & RS is done in Decimal. I am not familiar with Type I talkgroup numbering(we use only II) so cant help you figure out the correct TG numbers. Hope you find your answer.......fineshot1
 

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I was kind of wondering something along those lines too. The radio I pulled the info from is an MTX850. I've also read 2 different GTX's on this system, and their info properly matches what appears on the scanner. I guess I'll hafta play a little more and see what I can turn up!
 

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Forts said:
According to the CPS, the Size Code is 'A' and the Fleet we are on is 350. So, I adjusted the Fleetmap in my 246T and Pro96 and key up my radio expecting it to show 350-1. It didn't. It shows 380-1, on both my radios. Anyone have any idea why? I played around with different size codes and I couldn't get 350-1 to show up at all.
Fortz, :)

I think 350 means you are using Block 3, Fleet 50. Looks like the 50 is hex (50 hex =
80 dec.). The scanner is displaying a decimal Fleet number. Therefore 3-80-xx makes
sense.

Dave
 
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