Thanks for the feedback guys. I currently have the PSR500 but I am looking for a base scanner. The GRE responds to some systems with reverse bursts but others it actually produces a larger squelch crash with the PL decode on than with it off. I guess it is not hearing the reverse phase and keeping the squelch open waiting for it for a few extra milliseconds.
I am considering the BCD996XT because the VHF and UHF receive seems pretty bad on the GRE. I guess a good recieve is better than proper tone decode.
I have noticed that the GRE has lots of settings to fine tune the PL/DPL decode that I have listed at the end of this message. I don't have the BCD996XT yet, but I haven't found any settings like these mentioned for it. I checked the FreeSCAN software and don't see any way to adjust the decode settings on the 996 through that either.
CTCSS/DCS/NAC ACSQ SrcInt Wait for HD5 sig in auto CSQCTCSS/DCS/NAC HD2 Holdoff CSQ post-end wait time 500 10-1000, x1 ms Delay after end Mute Time Length of time to mute a signal after an end of signal turn off code command
500 10-2000, x1 ms Search Interval Search Delay Length of time to wait for a CTCSS/DCS/NAC signal in auto carrier squelch
CTCSS/DCS/NAC ACSQ PolInt Interval to poll for CSQ value 100 10-1000, x1 ms Query Interval Query Interval The interval of time to check for a CTCSS/DCS/NAC signal
CTCSS/DCS/NAC HD5 Fade CSQ fade delay 2000 10-10000, x1 ms Fade Timeout Fade Delay Length of time to wait after losing a CTCSS/DCS/NAC signal. Max value changed
from 2500 to 10000 in firmware 1.4
CTCSS/DCS/NAC HD2 Qualify CSQ end detect threshold 75 1-1000, x1 ms End detect qualify Qualify Time
Length of time to check to detect an end of signal turn off code command