I realize this is an old thread but rather than start another with the same topic I hope my question is proper to add here.
While searching with a BCD996T near Amsterdam in Montgomery County NY I found a strong control channel on 858.5875 MHz. Based on a RR search I had thought this to be the Capital Digitronics (Capital District Public Safety) system Site 04 in Rotterdam NY described here:
I downloaded the system info and monitored for several days but never heard any comms or TG activity using ID Search. Can anyone please confirm if my assumption about the system is correct and/or if the system is active. Note I cannot hear any other control channels for this system other than 858.5875.
Thank you for the info about ESK. I am using a BCD996T with firmware v3.02.00. I am read the info presented on the RR ESK monitoring page here ESK - The RadioReference Wiki
Given my radio configuration and strong control channel signal from the site can anyone tell me if there is a way to confirm that my radio is properly 'tracking' the site and/or if ESK is preventing my radio from recognizing any type of traffic on Site 04 ?
I assume if analog I'd hear voice on the non-control channel albeit random if not tracked properly. At this time my radio scans through the site showing the control channel signal level and moves on, nothing in ProScan history log or auto-saved recordings.
Thanks for the info pro92b, the BCD996T is running firmware v3.02. No comms heard on the freqs listed for Site 04 analog or other, just the control channel. I did not see any other systems listed in the area that could be generating an EDACS like control signal on 858.3875. FWIW the lack of trunked systems in Montgomery and Fulton counties is actually a blessing but has made this one a curiosity.