Radio Shack PRO-197 Radio ID's Display

N8VDS

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I am having issues displaying radio id's.. Sometimes they are displayed and other times nothing.. Am i missing something... Michigan MPSCS P25 system..

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Randy
 

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The Genesee County site is simulcast. That can cause missed transmissions and garbled audio with the PRO-197. Are you speaking of talkgroups which include a talkgroup ID (TGID) and alpha tag or talkgroup ID's only? I see that you can display a radio ID on line 4, but I have never used that.
 
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rivardj

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I am having issues displaying radio id's.. Sometimes they are displayed and other times nothing.. Am i missing something... Michigan MPSCS P25 system..

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Randy
What you have described is normal, I am watching mine as I type this. Sometimes the Radio IDs are there and sometimes they are not there.

It seems to me that if the radio traffic is from a neighboring site or if the scanner stops on a signal that the very beginning of the call was missed by the scanner the Radio ID won't be displayed. Also, if there is rapid back and forth between units only the original Radio ID will be displayed.
 

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I am having issues displaying radio id's.. Sometimes they are displayed and other times nothing.. Am i missing something... Michigan MPSCS P25 system..

Thank You

Randy

You might find info in this post useful

 

RoninJoliet

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If your stopped on a channel you almost always see the "IDs" but in the scan mode not always
 
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