There are some radios which have a problem decoding CDCSS if the modulation compensation on the equipment isn't set just right or the level is somewhat high. For example, my Pro-96 doesn't detect DPL 506 from one of our MSF5000 repeaters. The mobiles and portables that are supposed to be used on the system decode it fine. "Off brand" (read: cheaper) portables will not decode it, either. The funny thing is that they will decode if the mobile or portable equipment is using talk-around.robbinsj2 said:I'll disagree -- my 96 (and all my other RS scanners) do great DPL decoding on any band.
I can't say for sure (I haven't spent too much time on it), but based on what I've seen, the problem is usually not in the scanner but in something that is marginally out of spec.
Keep in mind, though, that if everyone who's supposed to use the system can hear each other through it and if the system does not go outside of its licensed parameters, then there is no problem.