BCD996P2 GTA Monitoring Question

Alcojack

Member
Feed Provider
Joined
Jul 30, 2014
Messages
10
I want to monitor the Bell FleetNet - Zone 1 and Metrolinx - GO Transit in the Durham Region. I was recently given a BC780XLT scanner but it seems as though it isn't able to scan these trunking systems - please correct me if I'm wrong!
Will the BCD996P2 scanner scan these systems "out of the box" or will I have to purchase a Uniden upgrade?
 

Enjoi19

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Mar 17, 2020
Messages
124
Location
Ontario, Canada
It will work out of the box. The 996P2 supports P25 Phase 2 for the Metrolinx system.

The BC780XLT, while I don't have experience using it, does do trunktracking on Motorola systems according to the specs, but only analog. You could set that up to monitor the Oshawa EMS channels and then use a 996P2 for the OPP and Metrolinx. Someone else may be able to chime in better on doing that - may as well make use of the scanner you were given!
 

BC_Scan

Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2006
Messages
457
Location
Vancouver BC
780 is a great scanner but analog only, still very useful. You could use it for a bunch of analog, if you wish to sell I am actively looking for that one used.

PM me here.
 

gary123

Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2002
Messages
1,258
Metrolinx will need a newer scanner such as the 996P2 or 536 or SDS.

A note the 996 is being upgraded to some new chips (just read on the forums here in the Uniden section).
 

fxdscon

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jan 15, 2007
Messages
4,966
A note the 996 is being upgraded to some new chips (just read on the forums here in the undien section).
The 996 is not being upgraded.


.
 

Forts

Mentor
Database Admin
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
5,902
Location
Ontario, Canada
You can also use a discriminator tap on the 780 to feed DSD+. And I agree, the 780 is still one of my fav radios after all these years.
 
Top