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Old 11-04-2018, 5:23 PM
   
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Default Mass State Police w/ BCT15X

Im thinking about getting a BCT15X but was wondering if it will work with the MSP, Im currently in the Weymouth area of MA. Thanks
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Nobody can help me with this?
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Massachusetts State Police - https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=736

BCT15X - https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/BCT15X

Looks like it is compatible if MSP truly is a Motorola Type II SmartZone , am concerned with the system voice being listed as analog, perhaps someone with the radio in Mass can chime in...

"This scanner is compatible with the following Trunking System Types and System Voices used in the RadioReference Database, of course you must verify that the scanner will cover the appropriate frequency range:

System Types:
Motorola Type I
Motorola Type II
Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
Motorola Type II Smartnet
Motorola Type II Smartzone
Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
Motorola Type II VOC
EDACS Standard (Wide)
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EDACS ESK (not ProVoice)
LTR Standard

System Voices: Analog"
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Your 15x will work fine.
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Thank you.

I know the BCT15X covers Motorola Smartzone but was wondering if anyone on here happened to live around the Weymouth area and has one to see how they pick them up in the area. Would like to see if I can pick up Troop D and H since I can pick up Boston fine on my 125AT.

Guess Iíll have to buy one and see for myself.
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Smile Troop D and Troop H

You will receive both of these troops. Just program the boston simulcast frequencies for easy use and you will receive troop A,C,D and H( also you will need the TGID Numbers programmed also).
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You'll get Zone 5 fine. There is a transmitter site on Great Blue Hill. You'll get A, B, C, D Patrol 1, and all of H. Essentially you'll get all of MA east of Worcester except the Cape. If you put Zone 3 in as well, you'll get the Upper Cape and the Fall River - New Bedford area.



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I know the BCT15X covers Motorola Smartzone but was wondering if anyone on here happened to live around the Weymouth area and has one to see how they pick them up in the area. Would like to see if I can pick up Troop D and H since I can pick up Boston fine on my 125AT.

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Correction program the Dec numbers in the first column,
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Thanks guys, appreciate it. I think Iím going to go ahead and get one.
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Tshee, this article from our wiki (links are blue) will get you started on understanding the scanner and the new terminology that's associated with DMA...

Program your DMA Scanner - The RadioReference Wiki

Note that there is an Easier to Read manual for the radio; the links are at the bottom

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When did Uniden add DMR to the 15x?



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Tshee, this article from our wiki (links are blue) will get you started on understanding the scanner and the new terminology that's associated with DMA...

Program your DMA Scanner - The RadioReference Wiki

Note that there is an Easier to Read manual for the radio; the links are at the bottom

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When did Uniden add DMR to the 15x?
They didn't. DMA, not DMR.
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If you can afford it spend a bit more and get a scanner that will receive P-25, that way you can hear two of your neighborhood towns, Rockland and Holbrook. And to be ready for other agencies who may upgrade in the future
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They didn't. DMA, not DMR.
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