996XT and programming radio IDs

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I'm having trouble programming radio IDs into my 996XT, which does have the latest firmware (1.06). Following instructions, I have programmed a number of radio IDs into a talk group for a Motorola trunk system (Alameda County, CA). I pressed the ".no" first to bring up the "i" and then the five digit ID. The scanner does not seem to recognize the ID, even when I am parked on it and the channel is active (listening on another scanner). I programmed this directly into the radio, although I do have access to FreeScan. Any suggestions?

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I would use Freescan. There is no way I would deal with that radio without the software.
I sometimes have com problems communicating with the radio, but that is easier to deal with than programming.
 

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I'm having trouble programming radio IDs into my 996XT, which does have the latest firmware (1.06). Following instructions, I have programmed a number of radio IDs into a talk group for a Motorola trunk system (Alameda County, CA). I pressed the ".no" first to bring up the "i" and then the five digit ID. The scanner does not seem to recognize the ID, even when I am parked on it and the channel is active (listening on another scanner). I programmed this directly into the radio, although I do have access to FreeScan. Any suggestions?

Dave
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You are parking on the radio id? What are you expecting to happen?
 
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ID Tracker III

I use ID Tracker III to display labels for the UID's.

Since CT State Police have thousands of ID's and the 996XT can only accommodate 500, I had to go that way.

The ID tracker windows can be re-sized to give you a nice large screen display of the radio's activity.
 

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I'm having trouble programming radio IDs into my 996XT, which does have the latest firmware (1.06). Following instructions, I have programmed a number of radio IDs into a talk group for a Motorola trunk system (Alameda County, CA). I pressed the ".no" first to bring up the "i" and then the five digit ID. The scanner does not seem to recognize the ID, even when I am parked on it and the channel is active (listening on another scanner). I programmed this directly into the radio, although I do have access to FreeScan. Any suggestions?

Dave
Fremont CA
You can't "Hold" on a Radio ID and listen only for that ID. Once you program it, you can Text Tag it, and instead of i12345 coming up, you'll see Engine 1 in the display. However, you can't "Hold" Engine 1 Radio ID and hear only those transmissions.
 

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You can't "Hold" on a Radio ID and listen only for that ID. Once you program it, you can Text Tag it, and instead of i12345 coming up, you'll see Engine 1 in the display. However, you can't "Hold" Engine 1 Radio ID and hear only those transmissions.
Thanks for the informative response. I thought I could do the latter. This is disappointing. Maybe the feature I'm looking for will be in a future firmware update. Thanks for your explanation.
 
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