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Re: [BCD396XT] CTCSS/DCS vs NAC search in Close Call

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  • MCH
    Or they are just switching back and forth as I suggested. Not sure if the hardware is the same or not. But, that is one of the advantages GRE has over Uniden
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 16, 2009
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      Or they are just switching back and forth as I suggested. Not sure if
      the hardware is the same or not.

      But, that is one of the advantages GRE has over Uniden currently.

      Joe M.

      Clayton wrote:
      > GREs must have "better hardware" :) , they will decode either PL/DPL or NAC
      > in search. Probably a different chip or different implementation.
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      > Clayton
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      > From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of MCH
      > Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2009 3:08 PM
      > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] CTCSS/DCS vs NAC search in Close Call
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      > As I understand it, it's a hardware limitation. Although I don't see why
      > the firmware could not switch back and forth until it gets a valid
      > decode of 'something'.
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      > Joe M.
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      > Jim Walls wrote:
      >> I seldom use Close Call, but earlier this evening I had a need to
      >> determine the NAC of a channel that was programmed into a radio that is
      >> installed in a vehicle I use. I had the frequency, but not the NAC.
      >> Since my 396XT was close at hand, I figured that this was one of the few
      >> reasons for me to use Close Call. Enabled Close Call and then keyed up
      >> the transmitter. The scanner quickly found the channel, but would not
      >> decode the NAC. Hmmm, maybe not turned on. So I checked and sure
      >> enough the scanner had CTCSS/DCS search enabled in Close Call. Changed
      >> it to P25 NAC search and keyed up again and quickly got the NAC.
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      >> Now the question (for Paul, I assume), why do I have to select either
      >> CTCSS/DCS search OR NAC search? Since an analog frequency found in
      >> Close Call will never use a NAC, and a P-25 channel found will only have
      >> a NAC, why can't I simply have CTCSS/DCS/NAC search with options of on
      >> or off?
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