- Jul 18, 2009
Can we please have mixed mode on a scanner for agencies that use a mix of Analog and Digital.
While that would be nice, the downside would be the chance of missing the first part of a transmission while the radio decides whether it's analog or digital.Agreed, there's no reason the scanner can't check both NAC and CTCSS/DCS. Even if it does check one before the other, it will still be fast, and much better than two channels with no delay.
I have an SO that uses both analog and digital. State agency uses Analog Conventional on the channel and county SO replies on Digital Conventional. All radios have mixed mode so they can hear it.I'm not clear on the request. All our digital scanners will scan Motorola P16 mixed analog/digital systems.
I already miss quite a bit as it is. On a mixed mode channel it shouldn't take *too* long figuring it out. If you have a transmission on it, it should check for Analog PL you have set and then Digital PL you have set.While that would be nice, the downside would be the chance of missing the first part of a transmission while the radio decides whether it's analog or digital.
And slower scan times as the radio would have to check for both a NAC and PL/DPL match on mixed-mode channels.