Pro-96 Trunking Tables for Austin,TX P25 TRS?

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Michael-SATX

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The pupose of this thread is to investigate if anybody in the Austin,Texas is using a Pro-96/2096
on the GATRRS P25 Phase 1 TRS and has had to load up custom trunking tables to scan this TRS ?

I ask this because I am trying to help someone living in Austin with 2 Pro-96's to RX the GATRRS ...
I see the 2 main simulcast layers are 800 Mhz and thats GREat but I also see 700Mhz sites also
I am not up there to run Pro96Comm to analyize the CC data stream being broadcast on S1 & S2
so I wonder if these CC's contain the 700 Mhz info for the two 700 Mhz sites on this P25 system.
If so I would presume that a custom trunking table would be needed to trunk track correctly on a Pro96?

Down south on the LCRA's P25 TRS most sites are 700 Mhz except for the 800 Mhz Live Oak site.
It turns out that this 800Mhz TRS's CC broadcast the 700Mhz info first and then the 800 Mhz info.
So in this example, if you don't first customize the Pro-96/2096 trunking tables they won't trunk period.
I used WIN96 to set the custom trunking tables and presto the Pro-96/2096's trunk like a champ :)

So basically is anybody "been there AND IS DOING THAT" scenario successfully as I type this ?

It's important to note that I am NOT trying or asking if the Pro-96/2096 will trunk track on a 700Mhz site!
I know it can't, If the GATRRS 800 sites contain 700 info then I need to know to make it fly on 800 Mhz.

Also, while I am pushing my luck, any Austonians know how the Simulcast Layers 1 & 2 break down ?

Austin/TC EMS and TCSO function on the countywide layer ( Is this Simulcast Layer #1 ? )
The City wide layer (Is this the Simulcast Layer #2 ? The WIKI page is not very clear on this issue )

Got this below from the Travis Co TX WIKI page so I take it that this config is still valid right guys ?
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Tables and Settings
Radio Shack Pro96, Pro2096
GATRRS Custom Table Table
Number Low Channel High Channel Offset Base
Frequency Step
1 0 2877 0 851.00625 6.25
2 8192 12287 8191 139.86000 2.50
3 12288 16383 12288 150.10000 2.50
4 16384 20479 16383 160.33500 2.50

Note: These radios cannot track 700 MHz channels

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Greater Austin/Travis Regional Radio System (GATRRS)

1 (1) 001 (1) Simulcast 1 Travis 851.03750 851.16250a 851.28750c 851.41250a 851.56250a 851.71250 851.81250
851.92500 852.08750 852.11250 852.33750 852.60000 852.85000 853.12500
853.36250 853.42500 853.62500 853.68750 853.87500 853.95000
1 (1) 002 (2) Simulcast 2 Travis 851.06250 851.13750c 851.31250a 851.38750a 851.58750a 851.73750 851.83750
852.16250 852.41250 852.63750 852.68750 852.95000 853.05000 853.27500
853.32500 853.55000 853.57500 853.82500 853.85000

010 (A) Central Austin Travis 764.46875c 764.93125a 765.21875a 765.68125a

042 (2A) Caldwell County Caldwell 769.29375 770.33125 771.15625 772.23125 774.49375c

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Thanks for taking your time to read and perhaps re-assure me and help a fellow Austin user.
OK, now everybody don't offer to send me your Travis Co area WIN96 files all at once now ;)
 

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This is all a bit over my head but the 700 Mhz frequencies Downtown Austin are only being used for Capitol Police and DPS Capitol. There is so little use that you can just put in the frequencies and the Pro-96 will decode the digital signal. My BCD396T will decode the control channel and show the talkgroup if that helps. Not sure about trying to trick the Pro96 into doing it.

Simulcast 1 is mostly all public safety primary including APD, Fire, EMS, TCSO, and Corrections.
Simulcast 2 is mostly all city utilities, including water, trash, convention center, Austin Energy, etc
 

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I don't get to Austin very often but when I do I always have issues with monitoring APD on my 96 & 2096. I'm hoping I'll learn a little something from this thread!
 

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Thanks RB for some clarity on which agencies are on each the 2 different simulcast layers !
That is some GREat help to myself and the nice older Austin gentlman I am trying to help out.
I take it that you use your BCD-396T and do not own an older RS Pro-96/2096 scanner correct?
Thanks again for taking the time here as you have come to my rescue before a while back as well.

Simulcast 1 is mostly all public safety primary including APD, Fire, EMS, TCSO, and Corrections.
Simulcast 2 is mostly all city utilities, including water, trash, convention center, Austin Energy, etc


QUOTE=Tim-in-TX;2147899]I don't get to Austin very often but when I do I always have issues with monitoring APD
on my 96 & 2096. I'm hoping I'll learn a little something from this thread![/QUOTE]

Tim, go to starrsoft . com and download a 30-day trial of WIN96 and plug in the trunking tables listed for the Pro-96/2096 scanner
that are listed under the Travis County WIKI page. You could brew up a config for Austin and then save in one of your Pro-96's
10 Virtual Folders to use the next time you are in Austin. Be sure to save your current working config for Pearland, TX area.
(ie Think PGM - FUNC - PGM keys and store your current working memory config. Don't worry about blowing away any one of the old
10 now next to useless, not rebanded and seriously outdated Virtual Folders that this scanner was programmed with 10 years ago.
So dive on in and get you hands dirty. Got Milk ? or better ... Got a PC/IF interface cable ? Do you already have or use Pro-96 software ?
 
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