BCD996T: Programming P-25 Phase II Trunking on Uniden 996T

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I am trying to program the "ICIS Digital Trunked" system on a new Uniden 996T. I have always owned and programmed Radio Shack scanners, so I am not very familiar with the Uniden. On my Radio Shack Pro-106, I am picking up the ICIS system crystal clear. The new ICIS system is on a "P-25 Motorola Type II SmartZone" system. On the 106, I simply input the (7) frequencies/control channels, and set the system as "P-25 AUTO" mode, and the very complex bandplans are automatically created, and begins trunking immediately.

(I am able to pick up their older "Phase I" system perfectly fine)

I have tried creating a new system on the Uniden, and set as "P-25" mode, in both "standard" and "one freq". I have entered the talkgroup in the "GROUP" menu. Neither of these work.

There seems to be more programming/setting options for the Uniden, than there is on the Pro-106. Is there another setting(s) that I need to change for this kind of radio system?

To be more precise, I am trying to Program Pomona PD's Dispatch channel, and Verdugo Fire's new Phase II system.
 

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The BCD996T cannot receive Phase II. Don't confuse Phase II with Type II. Motorola Type II Smartnet is an analog system not P-25. Some use Digital Voice (APCO-25 Common Air Interface). Program it as an analog system.
 
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That's what I was afraid of. Thank you.

So basically Radio Shack's Pro-106 and the Pro-197 are the only scanner's capable of receiving the Phase II system? ... Just to clarify.
 

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That's what I was afraid of. Thank you.

So basically Radio Shack's Pro-106 and the Pro-197 are the only scanner's capable of receiving the Phase II system? ... Just to clarify.
Well, there's several Uniden models now that are Phase II, namely:

BCD436HP, BCD536HP, BCD996P2, BCD325P2, and the Home Patrol 2. Whistler has some newer models as well that are Phase II.

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Doesn't appear to be Phase II from the database entry:

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System Name: Interagency Communications Interoperability System (ICIS): Project 25 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA  
County: Los Angeles 
System Type: [B][COLOR="Red"]Project 25 Phase I [/COLOR][/B]System Voice: APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive
CWIRS is Phase II and LA-RICS is as well. Are your departments shifting over there?
 
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I am trying to program the "ICIS Digital Trunked" system on a new Uniden 996T. I have always owned and programmed Radio Shack scanners, so I am not very familiar with the Uniden. On my Radio Shack Pro-106, I am picking up the ICIS system crystal clear. The new ICIS system is on a "P-25 Motorola Type II SmartZone" system. On the 106, I simply input the (7) frequencies/control channels, and set the system as "P-25 AUTO" mode, and the very complex bandplans are automatically created, and begins trunking immediately.

(I am able to pick up their older "Phase I" system perfectly fine)

I have tried creating a new system on the Uniden, and set as "P-25" mode, in both "standard" and "one freq". I have entered the talkgroup in the "GROUP" menu. Neither of these work.

There seems to be more programming/setting options for the Uniden, than there is on the Pro-106. Is there another setting(s) that I need to change for this kind of radio system?

To be more precise, I am trying to Program Pomona PD's Dispatch channel, and Verdugo Fire's new Phase II system.
All of what you want to listen too, regardless of showing Phase II, are using Phase I TGID's. There is 'D' under the mode column, not a 'T' which would indicate TDMA Phase II TGIID's.
The radios you have will hear those systems.
Larry
 

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That's what I was afraid of. Thank you.

So basically Radio Shack's Pro-106 and the Pro-197 are the only scanner's capable of receiving the Phase II system? ... Just to clarify.
pro 197 will not receive phase 2. i love mine, however. not pretty screen like some of the unidens, but an awesome receiver that kicks their butts from my testing.
 

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As IAA said, if the TGs are not using Phase II modulation, the 197 will receive it even thought the system is "Phase-II capable".
 
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