BCD396XT/BCD996XT Code Search

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feenjo

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I have numerous conventional frequencies stored that I have not heard anything on yet. When I search using either scanner, if the search settings are set to use CTCSS/DCS Search, will I not pick up on any digital comms? Also, vice/versa, if it is set for NAC Search, will I not get any analog hits? Along the same idea, if I have a conventional frequency set for CTCSS/DCS Search, will I get any comms at all if it is actually digital? Again, vice/versa, if I had a freq set for NAC Search, will it not stop if there is analog comms?
Will I have to duplicate all the unknowns and set one for CTCSS/DCS and the other for NAC Search?
Thanks ahead for your input.
 

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The BCD396XT and BCD996XT have only one decoder.
It can be used to decode digital 'or' CTCSS/DCS but not both at the same time.

When you program for NAC search, it programs the scanner for digital mode ONLY.

When you program for CTCSS/DCS search, it programs the scanner for analog mode ONLY.

If you program it to NOT search for 'either' NAC or CTCSS/DCS it will receive BOTH digital and analog.

Rich
 

feenjo

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Thanks, Rich. I was not thinking that I could easily search frequencies without a code search, then when I hear traffic, I can track further and check for analog or digital.
I appreciate the reply.
 
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