Northwest Central Dispatch - NWCD

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jobes

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Has anyone had any luck programming this system into a 396T?

Ive followed the misc system info and I just can't grasp something. Now the this NOT being a full digital system I should be able to program this... right?

From CARMA Chicago:

I just today helped a friend get NWCD programmed into his 396T. One of our
CARMA Members posted the below some time ago after NWCD was rebranded:

1. Create the system as a Mot Type 2 CUSTOM
2. Load these frequencies
851.0875
851.5375
851.7875
851.8375
852.3125
853.0750
853.7500
856.7125
3. Set the system to "Control Channel Only". (I enter all the frequencies
because there is no guarantee on any given day which one will be the control
channel)
4. Enter a custom band plan (easy to do with ARC396 by clicking on
"Re-banded")
Lower = 851.0250, Upper = 854.0000, Step = 25, Offset = 440
Lower = 851.0125, Upper = 868.9875, Step = 25, Offset = 0
5. Set I-call to "OFF"

Using this on both my 396 and 996's and it works just fine.
 

N9JIG

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NWCD is really a Type II system, albeit with mostly digital modulation used.

Program it as Type II Custom as listed and the 396T will automatically decode the voice from digital or analog as appropriate. (Only full digital systems like StarCom21 are programmed as P25)

While police and fire traffic is mostly digital there are some analog users, mostly Elk Grove PW and water, along with some tone dispatching for the FD's.
 

toonman4

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I've got NWCD on my 396T and have no problems.
If you can wait until tomorrow morning when I get off work, I can email you my USD files for both the digital and Analog systems the way I have them set up.
 

jobes

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Thanks Rich & toonman4

Please send me a PM toonman4 for an email address
 
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