Not recieveing new APCO 25 on bcd996t
A fellow scanner club member programmed new frequency info from his BCD996XT into my BCD996t,
But my 996t isn't recieving the new system. the 996T isn't even seeing signal bars on that bank, even though the XT sitting right next to mine is recieveing the new system just fine. The 996T is still picking up other AP 25 sites like the Ohio Highway Patrol just like always. But not a peep from this new system. My firmware is updated. V. 3.02.00
I have erased and re-uploaded info several times I have even tried a different BCD996T.. same negative results. Does the BCD996XT offer something that my 996T doesn't? Do I need a new scanner?
Here is info on system I am trying to recieve.
Austintown/Boardman Joint Radio System (ABJRS)
The Austintown/Boardman Joint Radio System or ABJRS to make things easier went live on January 13, 2013. At the time
of writing this Austintown Police, Austintown Road Department and Boardman Police are all on the new system.
The system is an APCO P25 Digital system and requires a newer digital scanner to monitor. The system has been monitored with a Uniden Bearcat 996XT, a Uniden Bearcat 396T and an older Uniden Bearcat 796D with no problems.
Frequencies: The ABJRS uses the following frequencies: 854.76250, 856.61250 (control channel), 857.08750, 857.61250
and 858.11250. They are licensed with the FCC by Austintown with joint ownership by Boardman. The system uses two
towers connected via a microwave link. They are located off of Barrington Drive in Austintown (located between Kirk,
Interstate 11, New Road and S Raccoon Rd) and at 8299 Market Street in Boardman (located between McClurg, Market,
Washington and Southern Blvd)
Digital Encoded vs Encryption: The system is a standard APCO P25 digital system which means you need a digital scanner
to monitor. At this time, none of the radio traffic is encrypted. There was some talk about encrypting but various sources say
that buying encryption modules for all radios would have been too costly.
Talkgroups: Confirmed talkgroups for Austintown include
1500 – Austintown Police Dispatch
1501 – Austintown Police Tac 2
1840 – Austintown Road Department.
Unconfirmed talkgroups for Austintown are 1502, 1503, 1504 and 1505.
Confirmed talkgroups for Boardman include
5500 – Boardman Police Dispatch
5501 - Boardman Police Tac 2
5502 – Boardman Police Tac 3
5505 – Boardman Police Supervisors
5507 – Boardman Police Detectives Tac 1
5508 – Boardman Police Detectives Tac 2
Unconfirmed talkgroups for Boardman are 5506 and 5512.
There are also other unconfirmed talkgroups that do not fall into the 15xx, 18xx or 5xxx zones. They are 1010 and 5010.