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Scan ID hardly changes.

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orbital

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Just recently purchased a Uniden BC246T and really like it a lot. I'm new to trunking scanners and I'm not sure if the scanner is behaving correctly. Here is my question.

I programed the primary control channel along with all the other system freqs. I then programed all my Talk Groups for Police, Fire, EMS, ect. I gave each Talk Group a quick key as well. Well, for some reason, the scanner seems to work fine but when viewing the display all the conversation is always listed as the dispatch ID. I thought that when dispatch spoke you would see the dispatch scan ID then when someone else spoke it would jump to another Scan ID such as Scan ID: FD OPS 3 or something. It does jump to other Scan IDs but seems to mostly stay on the dispatch even when the cars are talking. I know I programed it right, I read the book twice.... I did it all manual, I just like to know how things work so I do things the hard way. Any ideas?
 

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Since the dispatcher and the mobiles are using the same talkgroup, you see their talkgroup ID / alias when they key up. You're not going to see a unique ID for each car.
 

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slicerwizard said:
Since the dispatcher and the mobiles are using the same talkgroup, you see their talkgroup ID / alias when they key up. You're not going to see a unique ID for each car.
Thanks, I was wondering if I had programed it correctly. This takes a load off my shoulders, I though I was going to have to start over and reprogram. Thanks again for your help.
 
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