996P2 ID Scan vs. Search

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ryradio

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To clarify:

In "ID scan mode" I will only get hits from my programmed talkgroups. They will appear with alpha tags.

In "ID search mode" I will get hits from my programmed talkgroups, with alpha tags. However, I will also get hits from all of the other talkgroups that are on that same control channel but with only talkgroup id's showing on display.

In my particular case, On a daily basis I use scan mode. However, there is a new system in my area which I programmed specific talkgroups for. For the time being though, I want to get a taste of the entire system so I have it in "search mode" so I get to hear everything that pops up on that system.

Do I indeed get hits from everything on that control channel when monitoring this way?
 

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Yes.

You have correctly described the difference between search and scan modes on a trunked system. You should hear anything that is not encrypted.

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Everything? I don't think so. The scanner will lock in on only one talkgroup at a time. If multiple talkgroups are being used at the same time your scanner will only receive one of the talkgroups.
 

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In ID Scan, the scanner will "lock in" only on programmed talkgroups (but only one at a time).

In ID Search, the scanner will "lock in" on all talkgroups, programmed or not programmed (but only one at a time).

The exception (beside encryption): if a talkgroup is locked-out/avoided, whether in ID Scan or ID Search, the scanner will skip over it (as in ignore it).
 
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