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P-25 monitoring with talkgroups

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On the now defunct comm support site there was a discussion on how to monitor a pure P-25 trunking system with a CAI radio that doesn't have pure P-25 option in it by enabling conventional scanning by Astro Talkgroup. Looking for more info, and I have a general idea on how to do it, but has anybody else done it. It is a safe way of monitoring with a real radio without the chance of ever transmitting.
 

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Ok I have seen that post before, a lot of BS back and forth, but no real answers. There are some good info on hidden scan method, but that's not what I am looking for. From what I remember, you set up Astro Talkgroups and use them like PL's on the trunked channels programmed in as conventional. Make your scan lists with these conventional channels with RX only checked. I have tested my code plug on the bench but have to wait to travel 30 miles South to test it.
 
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Ok I have seen that post before, a lot of BS back and forth, but no real answers. There are some good info on hidden scan method, but that's not what I am looking for. From what I remember, you set up Astro Talkgroups and use them like PL's on the trunked channels programmed in as conventional. Make your scan lists with these conventional channels with RX only checked. I have tested my code plug on the bench but have to wait to travel 30 miles South to test it.
Yep, that method works too. There is a video on you tube explaining that method. It seems to work quite well.
 
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