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Old 04-29-2014, 4:13 PM
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Using CTCSS or DCS does not reduce interference. It actually prevents you from hearing co-channel users, leading to mutual interference to all parties who are using CTCSS or DCS.
It can reduce interference, if by "interference" one means hearing stations that you do not want to hear, which can obviously be disruptive, especially to low information Wal-Tards.

Given my monitoring of the local situation, I would guess that most of the non-Walmart MURS signals that Wal-Tards hear are not close enough to actually "double" with an inside signal. Walmart could at least eliminate hearing "outside" traffic that if they used tone squelch. My guess is they would be better off with tone squelch than without it.
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Old 04-29-2014, 6:01 PM
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shoplifters would just saying. it has happended a lot in fact the pro's do it.

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Not to rain on anyone's parade, but why would anyone want to listen to Walmart transmissions?
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Default Walmart Scanner Codes

The Waterbury ct one uses a freq a Local fd uses as a third fg channel they are boring to listen to


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Austin, MN uses 154.570. (thanks to the Close Call™ function on my 396XT)
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What the hell is a Walmart Scanner Code?
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Talking Scanner Code Definition?

I think it's those little barcodes on the shelves that they use for inventory purposes, lol...


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What the hell is a Walmart Scanner Code?
They meant to write, "Walmart scanner frequency" or some such.

In my area they are all on "blue dot" 154.57 MHz.
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Just remember, it is still illegal for anyone to "mess with" Walmart or any other business. License-by-rule has a meaning. Just because you don't need a license does not mean that you can interfere with any other station. That's a big problem with CB. People tend to just talk over other stations because they believe that since no license is required, that nobody has exclusive rights to the frequency. But, if someone is using a frequency, then their operation should not be interfered with until their operation is complete. That is what a monitor button is for. You push the monitor button to open the squelch so you can listen for any other station. If nothing is heard, it is safe to transmit; If you hear someone, you don't.
What do those flags mean near "Hams Against Magnetic Mounts"? I had trouble finding that Red-White-Red-White-Red pennant flag. I found it in Russian Navy Code and Signals flags. I don't think it is an international flag. Does it mean "Magnetic" somewhere? So your horizontal flag hoist means "Magnetic W T F"? What the French?

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It is a code/answer signal flag.

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/nav_legacy.asp?id=273
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what is the actual codes they use? like the color codes
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when did the navy change the hotel flag? It use to be white with a red dot in the middle, hence the hotel flag.
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The signal flags are saying, "[Code Follows] Whiskey Tango Foxtrot."
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my real initials...missed it by that much ()
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If anyone wants to know, i discovered the freqs that walmart uses for thier handheld radios. they are 154.600 and 154.570
So if you found some frequencies then why does the title of this posting say "codes" hmmmm 2 totally different thing.
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Just FYI, Wal Mart is upgrading to DMR (MotoTRBO) at many of their locations, so basic scanning of them is going to become problematic. Almost all of the new licenses for Wal Mart have now added the 7K60FXE etc to the emissions designations. Here in Indy I have verified at least some TRBO usage already.
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Just FYI, Wal Mart is upgrading to DMR (MotoTRBO) at many of their locations, so basic scanning of them is going to become problematic. Almost all of the new licenses for Wal Mart have now added the 7K60FXE etc to the emissions designations. Here in Indy I have verified at least some TRBO usage already.
Had a feeling they would do this soon. I'll try the 3 wal marts in my area. I don't live too far from one.
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