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Trunking in the Sacramento Regional area

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stanson

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I have a pr0 95 radio that was working just fine . now that the sracemneto area is starting to have growing pains as for was the regional area and they are starting to merge to a digital system so my question is as follows
1 do i need to buy a ditail trunking radio like a pro96 or what ever
2 can i keep my old pro95 for now
3 why cant i get all of the talk groups to work like the hospital groups i get no transmissions I do have them program in maybe I didnt program them in right
4 are there going to be more FREQ. later for this system to work
5 the old system like the city FREQ had 24 FREQ> know they Only have 6 and four of those are control channels
6 can anyone responed to my question or what ever
thank you
 

Borracho

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The sacramento city and county systems have merged and have new talkgroup assignments. you need to reprogram your scanner just like setting it up for the first time. I believe the new freq assignments are in the database section.
 

jlingman

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I too have been unable to TrunkTrack (id SCAN) since the new Sacraqmento Police/Sacramento Sheriffs radio system was introduced in early Aug 2006. I have a Unident BCT8 which worked fine until the change over. I have updated the scanner with all the new frequencies and trucking ID's, however, when I go into the "TRUNK" and "PVT" mode to scan the inputed ID's, the scanner should read "id SCAN"; however, it remaining in the conventional "SCAN" mode, scanning only the radio frequencies, not the trucking ID's. Can anyone help me with this issue...the use of the scanner is vital to my business!!!!
 
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