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Old 07-27-2015, 12:42 PM
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Default Best Scanner for use in Valdosta.

If anyone using or have any recommendations on which performs best monitoring Valdosta system. Just moved down here and found I am living in a lightning strike zone so antenna will have to be in the attic of my other garage.

Just want to get something that will last a while. I do have an old BC796D, Icom IC-R 7100 and a Icom IC-R95.
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Your 796D should work on the Valdosta system.
If you want something newer, a 996XT would work too.
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Old 07-28-2015, 4:11 PM
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Thanks Larry,

I ordered a Uniden BCD996P2 just to cover all the bases. Also I am going to getting ProScan to control the scanner.
Thanks for your help.
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Keep in mind that the local public safety network is currently changing. They had been running on a rebanded p-25 system, but ongoing upgrades have changed things enough to render my old pro-96 obsolete.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:32 PM
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So what is the new system now? Are we rebanding?
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Valdosta has migrated to the Lowndes County Public Safety DTRS. Looks like its all changing over in 2-3 weeks. Heard on Simulcast that if anyone hadn't flashed their radio's then to do so.
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Keep in mind that the local public safety network is currently changing. They had been running on a rebanded p-25 system, but ongoing upgrades have changed things enough to render my old pro-96 obsolete.
what changed to make your 96 obsolete?
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Old 08-03-2015, 9:21 AM
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From what I have been able to monitor the entire system is encrypted. Granted it doesn't look like all tgs are active yet, all of the ones that are have encryption in place... Sucks to be us.<br />
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From what I have been able to monitor the entire system is encrypted. Granted it doesn't look like all tgs are active yet, all of the ones that are have encryption in place... Sucks to be us.<br />
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What scanner are you using?
Bcd436hp, bcd396xt

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I just bought a Uniden BCD996P2. In the process of building a listening shack so have not put any external antennas.
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I just bought a Uniden BCD996P2. In the process of building a listening shack so have not put any external antennas.
Check out the thread on Lowndes not looking very good. Everything is encrypted.
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Just read Post #8 in this thread. Encryption. No scanner will hear the system. Period.
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