BCD536HP and Modulation Setting

shirsch101

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I find by changing the modulation settings I get a clearer simulcast reception in West Chester PA. Is there a way using Sentinel that you can change the modulation, say from NFM to FM or do you need to do it through the scanner

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hiegtx

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I find by changing the modulation settings I get a clearer simulcast reception in West Chester PA. Is there a way using Sentinel that you can change the modulation, say from NFM to FM or do you need to do it through the scanner

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In Sentinel, you can make the change in a Favorites list, but you cannot make a change if you are only using the main database along with your location & range.

In your profile, in Sentinel, you can make a change for the default on a given frequency range, so that if you use "Auto" for a frequency you added (or edited) in a list will match your selection. That's under the Band Defaults tab in the Profile editor.
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For this screenshot, look at the frequency range of 150.800 to 161.9950.
If I changed that from NFM to FM, then any frequency that I added to a list, in the range highlighted, would be treated as FM if, when entering, I selected "Auto" instead of specifying NFM or FM. I could change any other frequency range the same way, and/or change the default step between frequencies.
 

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Not a lot, because if you are manually adding new frequencies, setting the modulation is part of the entry process though they will, when first entered, show as 'Auto". So, if you reset a specific frequency range to use FM or NFM, then when entering a string of frequencies, leaving them as 'Auto' would make them conform to whatever setting you are using for that range,

If you are appending a system from the database, your frequencies will already have a modulation set. If you wanted to change those, then you'd need to change that by editing the list.
 
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