BCD996P2 Trunking Question

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Netranger

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I am trying to program Montgomery County PA trunking system into the scanner.
I have tried downloading the database from here directly into the scanner.
It scans and receives a signal on the control channels, but That's all it does. I have it on ID Search and it never stops scanning.

Conventional frequencies work just fine.

Looking for any help.

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ofd8001

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I'm assuming you used something like FreeScan that as part of the download process, the correct system type is chosen.

Is this a simulcast system? Sometimes they can be a problem to decode and transmissions are missed. If it is, I'd try taking the scanner to within 1/4 mile of a site and see what happens. If you hear things there, that pretty much confirms a simulcast problem.

There are possible solutions if that is the case.
 

W8RMH

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Both sites on that system are simulcast that is probably your problem. See an explanation and tips on this link - Simulcast digital distortion - The RadioReference Wiki

You can also click on the little red and white triangle in the upper right-hand corner of your post and ask a moderator to move this thread to the PA regional forum where others from your area can give you some specific tips on receiving this system. Good Luck.
 
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