Will a BC785d work?

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Springfield

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A BC80XLT won't do it. They are now digital, but not encrypted. You'll need either a Uniden or GRE/Whistler/Radio Shack digital scanner to hear them.

I'm in MA and have a Uniden scanner that will work for you. PM me if you are interested in discussing this further.
Looking to buy a scanner to pick up Springfield police & fire. Will uniden bc785d with apco 25 card, or the rs pro 96 do the trick? I know the grecom psr 500/600/800 . rs pro 106/197 and the uniden BCD xt model's will. What's confusing me is the NAC and 3600/9600 bps. I hear that the apco 25 card will not support 9600 bpsThanks in advance was
 
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NAC is like PL or DPL on analog frequencies.

The 3600/9600 baud thing only applies to trunking systems, it won't apply to Springfield which is conventional.

A 785 or 796 should do fine for P25 conventional channels.

Looking to buy a scanner to pick up Springfield police & fire. Will uniden bc785d with apco 25 card, or the rs pro 96 do the trick? I know the grecom psr 500/600/800 . rs pro 106/197 and the uniden BCD xt model's will. What's confusing me is the NAC and 3600/9600 bps. I hear that the apco 25 card will not support 9600 bpsThanks in advance was
 

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NAC is like PL or DPL on analog frequencies.

The 3600/9600 baud thing only applies to trunking systems, it won't apply to Springfield which is conventional.

A 785 or 796 should do fine for P25 conventional channels.
Thanks Gary's, so any first generation digital p25 scanner should work?
 

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Yes, even a 996T or 396T. Although the digital decoding is better with the newer generation of scanners and the "T" scanners didn't have NAC capability.

Thanks Gary's, so any first generation digital p25 scanner should work?
 

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garys is correct. I couldn't get SPD channels 01,02,03 at all. Just the scratchy sound and no voice. So I went into the system and in the SET CTCSS/DCS option, I turned the 411DPL to OFF and now my 396T is receiving those three channels clearly again.

I wonder if the NAC capability (like the XT radios have) would make the reception clearer and get rid of the scratchy sound at the beginning of each transmission?

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Hello forum, can anyone tell me if a uniden bc785d with apco p25 card pickup my home city of Springfield mass police and fire Dept's. They have changed to conventional p25 with NAC tones. Thanks
 

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Springfield, I've merged all your related posts in to your own thread. Since you've been around here for seven years you should know we don't permit thread hijacking. If you have a question specific to you please start your own thread.

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