Any of the newer digital trunking scanners, such as the Uniden 436 or 536, 996P2, etc.Which scanners can receive 700 digital? Would a new 700 digital system be P25 phase 1 or 2? Is there a converter that would convert a 700 digital signal to a frequency that my digital Radio Shack scanner can receive?
All of your questions can be answered by reading through the threads on it. Yes it receives moto trbo with a paid upgrade. I think it's 60 dollars for trbo and 50 dollars for Provoice when it comes to p25 phase 1 and are included for free and decode well. It does decode the NAC, Color Code and PL/DPL of the channels you are scanning if it's set to search for them. Fire tone out is a mode all of its own and I'm not sure if you can scan with it enabled but yes it will decode Fire tone out codes when using FTO mode. I would personally recommend the BCD325P2 and 996P2 as they are very good scanners that do all of the above as stated but with out the head ache of the home patrol programming scheme. But the 536 is a nice scanner with all its bells and whistles. You can even remotely monitor and control it via the siren app any where you have coverage from the WiFi system you have the scanner connected to. In the end it's up to you to make the call pretty and shiny with all the options would be the HP Series sturdy as hell with a few less options would be the P2 series. Choose wisely my friend. [emoji3]I am looking at the BCD536HP. Does it receive MotoTrbo? Does record and playback work good? How many minutes of record? It says it will decode CTCSS-DCS, fire tone out, and NAC? Does this mean it will show on display the tones being received?
On the x36HP line (and the HomePatrol line), the scanner will record until there is a small amount of room left on the card, and then will pop up a message saying that the card is nearly full and recording has been stopped.When card is full of recordings, does it just start over or must card be erased? Do all channels record or can you pick which channels are recorded?
Yes but the auctions did not include the spectrum allocated to public safety.I seem to remember that years ago, there was an auction of 700 mhz frequencies and a company bought the frequencies. Users would have to pay to use a 700 frequency. Is this true?
Nope. There are two (perhaps three) different portions of the 700 MHz "band" commonly discussed.I seem to remember that years ago, there was an auction of 700 mhz frequencies and a company bought the frequencies. Users would have to pay to use a 700 frequency. Is this true?
That's not a hard and fast situation. There could be simulcast distortion issues that might lead to garbled or missed transmissions. There are digital settings in scanners that can be fine tuned to improve the garble, in addition to using a Yagi antenna.Any current scanners won't work on P25 systems that are simulcast. You will have many garbled or missed transmissions, unless you luck out and find a good sweet spot with a yagi antenna.
Homeboys-Scanna is substantially correct. And if the "digital settings" were enough to "fix" the problem, the manufacturers would have tuned them already, and we'd no longer be hearing reports from hapless users about troubles with LSM. Instead we'd be hearing many successes from gleeful users right and left that their simulcast problems are history now. The x36HP got a little bit of this but it most certainly has not eliminated the complaining.That's not a hard and fast situation. There could be simulcast distortion issues that might lead to garbled or missed transmissions. There are digital settings in scanners that can be fine tuned to improve the garble, in addition to using a Yagi antenna.
Not if you need Phase 2, and if you don't mind having no scan delay and no hold/resume button.Get an Unication G4 or 5 , problems solved