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LTR Question

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DaveH

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No, they should display LTR Group IDs if your scanner can decode them.
LTR systems sometimes mix LTR and conventional (PL/DPL) users on the
same channel, so you could see this.

Also, I've heard that some DPL codes can confuse the low-speed LTR
signalling (and visa versa?) , possibly giving false decodes.

Dave
 

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I did a fcc search and programed all the trunked system freqs as conventional to see if any are active. Most are not and can't see any signs of it being a trunked system. Occasionally when activity does occur it displays a dpl code. So I assume there are no LTR systems currently setup in my area.
 

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I did a fcc search and programed all the trunked system freqs as conventional to see if any are active. Most are not and can't see any signs of it being a trunked system. Occasionally when activity does occur it displays a dpl code. So I assume there are no LTR systems currently setup in my area.
Not necessarily. As Dave said, quite often, a system of repeaters will have 1-2 out of 6-10 total repeaters on conventional mode, usually with PL/DPL and the others LTR. However, you have you examined all the systems in your area, and you did not hear the "spitting" sound every 5-10sec...right? This sound is not guaranteed to be present on an LTR freq, but it is fairly common. I find that systems with this sound can remain inactive for quite a while before they go active LTR.
 
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