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Old 06-20-2013, 9:35 PM
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Default Greene, IA Butler Co analog or digital?

Hi, Anyone know if Butler Co (greene) is in digital or analog, I see two different frequencies for both, was looking some additional info for this area?



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Butler County, Iowa (IA) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference

It shows the P25 frequency is licensed for the sheriff It shows the sheriff is licensed for both analog and P25 digital emissions
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yea I see that when i click on license it shows that they both expired, so does that mean they are still on analog, digital or both? And i m not sure if I need to add the input whether its either analog or digital as well?


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If your county's license has expired they may be on your state's trunked system. I see this alot in Ohio and other states that are installing statewide systems.
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If your county's license has expired they may be on your state's trunked system. I see this alot in Ohio and other states that are installing statewide systems.
Iowa doesn't have a statewide system
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yea I see that when i click on license it shows that they both expired, so does that mean they are still on analog, digital or both? And i m not sure if I need to add the input whether its either analog or digital as well?


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It woudn't be the first time that a department ran on an expired license

plug in the frequency and see if you hear anything......
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It woudn't be the first time that a department ran on an expired license

plug in the frequency and see if you hear anything......


yea, maybe that isnt such a big deal, I did try the freq, i get a little bit now and then, but do I need to plug in the tone as well?


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Iowa doesn't have a statewide system
i was referring to RACOM, they have a site there don't they. RACOM - Butler County, IA
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i was referring to RACOM, they have a site there don't they. RACOM - Butler County, IA
There is a Racom tower near Allison Iowa, however since Racom is a MOSTLY business radio company they have towers everywhere in Iowa.


Butler County is not on the system
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yea, maybe that isnt such a big deal, I did try the freq, i get a little bit now and then, but do I need to plug in the tone as well?


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Next time I am in your area I will check......I have Butler Co in my scanner and will enable it when I go to Charles City
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Next time I am in your area I will check......I have Butler Co in my scanner and will enable it when I go to Charles City
That would be great, let me know what you find out. I m still not understanding the whole Tone column if you really need it or not and if not why its there, I know on my other freq I just put it in for the heck of it but on that digital one (293 NAC) not sure how to throw that in my scanner at this point.
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Most of the time they are P25, but I have still heard a little bit of analog from time to time. It seems like they have both programmed into the radios and sometimes the car will be analog and dispatch will be digital.

If you don't have a digital capable scanner, you will want to enter the tone in your scanner to keep it from stopping on the digital transmissions.
If you do have a digital capable scanner, you can program both versions in separately or you can leave it without the tone or NAC so it stops on everything.

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Most of the time they are P25, but I have still heard a little bit of analog from time to time. It seems like they have both programmed into the radios and sometimes the car will be analog and dispatch will be digital. That is why both are listed in the database as you will need both programmed in to hear both formats.
I see, makes sense. I m using a bcd396xt at the moment and I pick up most of the stuff, I m sure i need to tweek it still.

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Let me know if you have any additional questions. You can PM me directly.
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Ok, will do thanks!
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egams isn't too far from you.....................and knows what he is talking about

I don't have any idea how to program your scanner ..........my PSR800 programs right off the RR database.....so I don't bother learning how to do it manually
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egams isn't too far from you.....................and knows what he is talking about

I don't have any idea how to program your scanner ..........my PSR800 programs right off the RR database.....so I don't bother learning how to do it manually
oh ok, no problem, I basically know how, i guess i dont have too much to program for Butler and dont think i can pickup any thing too far away w/o having a bigger antenna which i dont really wanna buy yet.
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PM Eric (egrams)..................he will give you a hand

From Greene with a hand held you should be able to listen to Cerro Gordo, Mason City and maybe even the Waterloo system along with Chickasaw, & Bremer and Floyd Counties

Might not get all of the traffic but you might.....................

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PM Eric (egrams)..................he will give you a hand

From Greene with a hand held you should be able to listen to Cerro Gordo, Mason City and maybe even the Waterloo system along with Chickasaw, & Bremer and Floyd Counties

Might not get all of the traffic but you might.....................

Ok, sounds good, I will give it a shot and see what I can get.
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