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hello to all i just bought a 996t scanner my question does it automatically pick pl tones if you just program in digital are analog frequencies? ready to program it with all federal frequicies hi hi im in so cal
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If you know the PL/DPL tone, you need to program it when you enter the frequency. If you don't have the tone for a specific frequency, you can program the scanner to detect the tone for you. After you program the frequency and set the Audio Type to Analog, set CTCSS/DSC to Search and when the frequency is active, the tone will flash on the display. Be aware that if one or more agencies that use the same frequency are within receiving range of your scanner it it will detect those tones also. After you get the correct tone for the frequency, you can go back and program it. Just be sure your hearing the agency you want to listen to, and not another one, before you verify and program the tone.

As for digital frequencies, they don't use PL/DPL. They use NAC which works the same way as PL/DPL.
The 996T will not detect NAC tones. The scanner doesn't have that capability. The 996XT does.
 
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ty for your advice and moslty im going to putfedaral freqs in i have a pro197 already well as pro2096 all cable of p25 and how did you ad your toy at the bottom of your post all you scanners lol i hope in the near future to buy a gre 410 analog scanner ty
 
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