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Old 07-08-2018, 8:34 AM
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I have several 996p2s streaming feeds online using the ext speaker port and the audio just goes in and out quiet some days louder then others. Tried new audio cables. Depending how I move the cable plug in around while itís plugged in the back port of the scanner changes audio quality but it never stays decent always get quiet after awhile until I fool with the cable connection in the back of the radio. I donít really want to use the other port on back since these are used just to stream to Broadcastify. Iíve tried the front headphone jack and itís too choppy. Never have issues with 15x or 996xt scanners before. Does anyone have any tips or tricks how to get good audio out of a 996p2
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I used the REC out jack when I streamed to Broadcastify. Still do with my private stream. Works fine.
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Old 07-08-2018, 8:46 AM
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Doesnít record out play through the stream and out load through the speaker? I need these to just stream silent.
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The stream has audio, regardless of where I have the volume on the speaker at. So I can listen, or not, and the stream will always get audio.
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The stream has audio, regardless of where I have the volume on the speaker at. So I can listen, or not, and the stream will always get audio.
As he said the REC Out is a LINE output and the Volume knob has no effect on it. You can turn it up to listen or down for silence. Another point being it is a constant level so you set your feed audio and it never changes with adjustments of Volume.

Note: Be sure to set REC on the talkgroups you want to broadcast. If you don't nothing will go out to the REC Out jack.
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As he said the REC Out is a LINE output and the Volume knob has no effect on it. You can turn it up to listen or down for silence. Another point being it is a constant level so you set your feed audio and it never changes with adjustments of Volume.



Note: Be sure to set REC on the talkgroups you want to broadcast. If you don't nothing will go out to the REC Out jack.


I donít get your ďnoteĒ so you have to select rec in the programming to get it to stream?
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I donít get your ďnoteĒ so you have to select rec in the programming to get it to stream?
Yes, select REC on each TG you want, or you can broadcast everything by just selecting all.
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As noted by the other guys here, it's a best practice to use the REC out for feeds whenever the scanner you are using has one. This provides a constant audio level to the streaming computer and allows you to listen to the scanner's local speaker whenever you wish. Much better feed audio than the headphone jack.

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So with selecting the rec box or select all in the program software. you can scan channels locally to listen to that wonít broadcast to the stream. Am I correct?
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I feed our County 1, it has REC enabled..

I scan all the county talkgroups. I listen to all of them when i have the volume up.

My feed listeners only hear County 1, and nothing else.

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So with selecting the rec box or select all in the program software. you can scan channels locally to listen to that wonít broadcast to the stream. Am I correct?
It will only broadcast the talk groups that have REC enabled when using the REC OUT jack. Using Proscan you can create a Broadcast Lockout text file that will prevent talk groups from being broadcast even with REC enabled.
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Thanks guys

im using rec out jack and so far so good. Might have to change all my feeds this way. I've been broadcasting for years and really never knew this existed as a feature. So awesome
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Glad to hear it nick223. The REC out on the "older" Unidens is a great feature and very useful for feed providers (I'm using it on both mine - 15X & 996XT). Switching over to REC out on your other feeds would be a good idea in my opinion.

FYI - While I was disappointed Uniden removed the REC out from the BCD536HP, the Wifi feature of that radio produces the best feed audio of any method I've used to date. No cables means no hum, no noise pickup, no over driving sound, etc. Just crisp, clear audio all the time.
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If streaming text tags with the 996P2, it's recommended to use the rear DB-9 port because the front port will lose serial port communications whenever the computer reboots. Only way to restore the serial port data is to power cycle the scanner or reinsert the USB cable.
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Best opinion for splitting scanner audio to a feed and station overhead system. Right now I still have it in external speaker out to a 3.5 y splitter one goes to the sound card on a raspberry pi for the stream and the other is connected to the amplifier for the overhead speakers. Iím think record out is my best bet probably.

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Should I plug the stream into rec out and the overhead speakers into ext speaker out? I donít think ext speaker out would be good since Iíd have to have the volume up on the scanner to feed the overhead system correct?
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Best opinion for splitting scanner audio to a feed and station overhead system. Right now I still have it in external speaker out to a 3.5 y splitter one goes to the sound card on a raspberry pi for the stream and the other is connected to the amplifier for the overhead speakers. Iím think record out is my best bet probably.
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So leave it how it is or use the rec output instead of the ext speaker output?
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I would feed both from record out. Levels would be steady..

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