The term "splinter", in this context, refers to the frequency channel steps used, not the type of trunking protocols used. A splinter channel is referring to the step spacing of a particular channel. A 28 channel trunking system can have 27 non-splinter frequencies, and one splinter frequency, and it would require programming that system as a splinter system.no San Bernardino County System 09 is not a splinter system, it is a Motorola 800 MHz standard type II.
If you set to normal, you'll miss traffic on the three splinter frequencies. On a busy system, you'd almost not notice that. When a system is set for 'splinter', the channel number assignments for a Motorola type II system reuse channel numbers for a different set of frequencies. NPSPAC frequencies are unaffected, but there are some frequencies that would be unusable on a system tagged as 'splinter'.For the past 11 yrs or so, I have heard system 9, when I program this system it is on NORMAL. There is only 3 channels that end with .0, there are 19 channels that end with .5. The only system that I listen too is System 10, and every channel ends with.0 when I set this as NORMAL I get a lot of feed back, till I to set it as SPLINTER. after that it works great
However, with reading the above entrys I did try and set System 9 as a SPLINTER group and yes it did work. As of now it is set to NORMAL and I get both sets of transmission send\rec.
As you have been told, you will get ALL intended traffic when setting up as SPLINTER. Setting up as NORMAL and you will not hear whatever comes over the 3 SPLINTER frequencies in the system. There really is no need for that test.I will set my 197 as SPLINTER and 1 of my 106's as NORMAL to see if who gets more.
In Southern California, when frequencies are needed to build a system, you take what you can get. Sometimes this means mixing splinter and non-splinter frequencies. Zero consideration is given as to whether or not it's confusing for scanner listeners.When they set these up, it should be set up as a SPLINTER or NORMAL do not mix, confusing to say the least.