Very interesting. I have noticed it does seem to be very weak. I have to get within about 10 miles of the city to be able to receive it well enough to get the scanner to track it. On the other hand, as soon as I leave New Bern, I can start to pick up the Lenoir Co. / Kinston system some 30 miles away. next time I'm over there, which may be as soon as tomorrow, I will check the system again since it looks like they are working on it.If it's a P25 system (which is what it's listed as on RR), rebanding and trunking tables should not need any special settings.
Interestingly, looking at fcc.gov, the license is actively being modified (as of last week):
20K0F3E - 5 kHz deviation FM "wideband 25 kHz" analog voice (FM mode in RadioReference.com Database)
5K76G1E - P25 CQPSK voice (typically used for simulcast systems – this is NOT P25 Phase II)
The question is if there's something odd about the system, it's transmitting at lower power than what you need to receive it, the radiation pattern is tuned to limit the coverage area or it's just a problem similar to the digital simulcast issue. This really has me curious but I'm 6 hours away so all I can do is speculate.
Something to try -- figure out which frequency is the active control channel. Program ONLY that frequency into the your scanner for this system. Run in ID SEARCH mode with only this system enabled. And, if possible (option) - try to go close to the tower/site (3600 WINDHILL COURT?) and see if the reception is better near the tower.
Had been thinking about just that. Loading the voice channels as conventional and listening. Have tried just about everything else. I also have Pro96 Com just forgot to mention it.Another thought -- if it might be a trunking (tracking) issue, try loading the frequencies as conventional and see if you hear anything (lock out the CC of course).
If they're just P25 voice (but not Phase 2) - you should be able to hear it - just not track it very well.
Pro96Com is the right way to get some better answers.
Perhaps they are running P25 Phase 2 (or some other mode your scanner can't receive).I live in New Bern and I am not receiving anything at all. The active control channel (as I am typing this) is 856.7375 and it broadcasting system ID 0056H-0101. If I tell it to hold and run ID Search it finds the radio traffic but there is no sound with it. I was listening to radio traffic just fine a few days ago and then it quit and I am lost! Any ideas?? I am using an Uniden BCD996XT.