BCD396T and splinter systems

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For the purposes of programming a Bearcat BCD396T, how is an 800Mhz splinter system defined?

I ask this because for the purposes of programming an older Bearcat BC780, they had you choose between four different "plans" depending on what the frequencies ended with. Apparently, programming a BCD396T doesn't have these requirements, there are no plans to choose from, it's either a splinter system or it isn't.

So would it be safe to say that unless I'm near Mexico or Canada, I can program all 800 MHz systems as "standard" on the '396? (Virginia specifically)

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GTO_04 said:
How do you know if you have a splinter system or not?

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Only in 800 Motorola trunking systems with CC's below 866 Mhz and ending with 0 instead of 5, i.e., 856.4370 is splintered while 856.4375 is not. Usually splintered systems are used by counties bordering on Mexico, but some may be on the Canadian border also. This San Diego page is an example.
 

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fmon said:
Only in 800 Motorola trunking systems with CC's below 866 Mhz and ending with 0 instead of 5, i.e., 856.4370 is splintered while 856.4375 is not. Usually splintered systems are used by counties bordering on Mexico, but some may be on the Canadian border also. This San Diego page is an example.

Thank you! Everything here (IN) seems to end in a 5.

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