Virginia STARS scanning question

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Quick question about scanning Va. STARS system, I know that there are scanners that can scan the STARS system but my question is this, How practical is it to scan this system. Being that it is a trunking system are you able to catch entire conversations? such as catching an entire conversation of trooper to dispatch - dispatch to trooper - then trooper traffic again... Or does it tend to catch in the middle of the traffic?
 

BoxAlarm187

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As long as the system is programmed correctly, you won't have any problems scanning it and getting the entire conversation also. The situation you're describing happens when you're trying to scan a trunked system with a non-trunking radio - getting only pieces of conversations. Programming the system can seem a bit daunting, but there are plenty of folks on here that can help you through that. ;)
 

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Like BoxAlarm said as long as you have a trunking scanner that can decode P25 and is programmed right you should have no problem with receiving any broadcast on STARs. I live in Norfolk and can easily pick up DGIF out of Richmond with no problem with my 396xt.
 
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