BCD996XT: Receiving issues

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markf1850

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After manually programming the radio I used arcsoft xt to program P25 systems locally. They all appear on the display but I am not receiving them . any thoughts on what I am not doing or any suggestions to correct it. Thanks
 

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JamesO

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Check to see if you receive any of the NOAA channels.

Also check to see if you hear anything in the 27 MHZ CB band.

Have seen a number of these radios loose any reception above 30 MHz.
 

bob550

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I used FreeSCAN to load the Albany P25 system in my 996xt. With the cities of Albany and Colonie, this is generally a very active system. The Sheriff's main channels of Law 1 and Law 2 are not encrypted, and also fairly active. While you're checking other frequencies for activity, make sure your squelch is set to no more than 3. I'm in Glenmont, just south of Albany, use an external antenna, and the county system isn't perfect. The Saratoga system is out of range for me.
 
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