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Monitoring Motorola system II

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Dougr

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I would like to monitor Motorola II system the company uses mutable repeaters. I have found all the frequencies and group ID’s. My question is do I need to enter all the frequencies in different counties into the scanner to listen to all talk groups or do I just inter the frequencies that are close to me that use a repeater that my scanner can reach. Also is there any thing on the net to learn how to program Motorola II system only in a pro 97
 

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Check the Wiki Pages: http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Motorola_Type_II_SmartZone

This isn't a true repeater operation, each station will support radios that "affiliate" (are within) its operational range -- ie a unit can move from station to station, but a conversation on a station out of your listening range won't be 'repeated' to where you can hear it.

Also find out if your scanner support Control Channel Only Mode so that you only need to program control channels.

You need only to program those stations that you can receive, or plan to receive, while moving around. To tell which station you can recieve, manually program in the control channel(s) and turn off the squelch, you should hear the control frequency. TRS (Trunked Radio Systems) have a shorter range when compared to conventional repeater systems but better penetration, I think the general rule of thumb is about 8 miles.

You must enter TGID (Talkgroup IDs) in order to use the SmartNet/SmartZone features.

If you have a Radio Shack Scanner, there is a discussion on how to possibly program in multiple MOT Trunks into a single bank for this type of application.

This may or may not be all the information, but read the Wiki to get started.
 

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Do I need only to program the control frequencies in the Motorola II system? Or do I need to program all of the frequencies. I have a pro 97
 

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Dougr said:
Do I need only to program the control frequencies in the Motorola II system? Or do I need to program all of the frequencies. I have a pro 97
Just the Control channel frequencies. ;)
 

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I am running into a problem with figuring out how to program my pro-97 for mot type II. The info I have for my system has a "hex" and "dec" What does that mean and where does it go? If this is in the wrong forum, please let me know where to go. I am still learning as I go.

Thanks.
 
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