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Old 10-13-2012, 7:20 AM
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I'm trying to program a 996XT using FreeScan for STARS for a buddy. We don't have any VHF P25 systems where I live, so I'm not sure of the correct system/site types to use. My first thought would be P25 Standard, but since this is a VHF system, I'd thought I'd ask first

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Mike,

Yes, I believe P25 Standard is correct.

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In the file below, everything for STARS is included except for Radio Techs. You will need to figure out what he wants to listen to and the closest tower(s). Not all traffic is broadcast on all towers.

VA STARS 2012-10-13.996

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https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=e...96ebec8e62589d
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Thanks guys. Time to get to work...Mike
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mike_s104, I think you are using a non-XT scanner, right? The system/site types don't match up with what I would use for a 996XT - thanks...Mike
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mike_s104, I think you are using a non-XT scanner, right? The system/site types don't match up with what I would use for a 996XT - thanks...Mike
I have the 996xt and 396xt and my STARS was programmed as a MOT type 2/ P25 setup....it is a moto system...It is not P25 standard....
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@mike_s104

Thanks for this file... very nice! Question, you mention that the towers do not all broadcast so I notice a ton of different sites... how do I actually use this file when in Virginia? Just a quick example would be very useful for a dweeb like me who just finally figured out how to turn on the BCD996XT :P

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Thanks for this file... very nice! Question, you mention that the towers do not all broadcast so I notice a ton of different sites... how do I actually use this file when in Virginia? Just a quick example would be very useful for a dweeb like me who just finally figured out how to turn on the BCD996XT :P

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Sorry it took a while to get back with you. You'll need to use FreeSCAN to load it then to upload it to the scanner using the program cable.
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Thanks Mike, no worries... I figured it out soon enough :P

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