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CONVENTIONAL ASTRO TG ISSUE

mpcpsrego1

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Hey so I am at a loss on this, usually I find what I need in the forums but I hit a wall lol so I've done tons of NAS set up's so I am beyond familiar with trunking but I am NOT looking to do a OBT setup on this scan. This system is P25 phase l UHF low traffic system that I want to monitor from a conventional personality with astro tg's strapped, this is a HARRIS build non simulcast system 10 frequencies listed, now monitoring just the frequencies with F7E in a list with scan hold set to 0 follows well, but obviously all traffic is open and I would like to just monitor a couple selected TG's. I created the TG lists and did a selected strap added a TGRP to menu SEL TG and for some reason no traffic is heard. So I am thinking maybe I may have the wrong NAC for this system I did reach out on the forums to my state specific area see if anyone else has a different NAC I can try(since I don't have a digital scanner in my collection), but I didn't know if maybe anyone else has some ideas for me to double check maybe I overlooked something in the ASTRO or conventional fields. Radio is a XTS25 BN model ll 20.50.09 380-470. I have been successful on this type of conventional setup before but that was a MOTO P25 phase l vhf system with low traffic on a EFJ 5100 radio, worked flawlessly but for some reason I just can't get it to setup right on a MOTO radio, I appreciate any ideas or advice anyone throws my way on this!!
 

drsn0w

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Check the unmute settings in your conventional personality. I believe it needs to be set to Selective Squelch.
 

mpcpsrego1

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So it was just an old NAC that I had, the testing NAC 000 is what I had and the system NAC is 00A so it works now, drsn0w the settings I had were C4FM, 0 hold time, SEL SQL. Also I haven't done a CONV scan strapped ASTRO TG in a long time VS the NAS setup on a XTS3/MCS2/XTL5 which is a whole different beast but one difference from the EFJ51 vs the XTS25(that I programmed this on) is that when you create a TRGP button in the the menu and do SEL TRGP in CPS, if you change the TGRP from the radio you don't have to do it to each CONV channel, just pick it once and SEL and all CONV CH in the strapped scan list will scan for the TGRP which is nice! When I did this on a EFJ51 I had to manually change the TGRP to every CONV CH in the zone to make it scan for a certain TGRP. dlaforett this was the Hill Air Force Base system that I did this with, since it is a smaller system with less traffic, a CONV ASTRO scan made since especially since it's a OBT system and Harris built, so I didn't feel like doing a NAS set up on this due to the many issues in making it work properly without causing an affiliation attempt on the system.
 
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