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Old 03-07-2018, 4:07 PM
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What equipment is needed to listen to things in my area? I used to listen on an old Regency scanner. Then they trunked, encrypted and digitized everything and all I can pick up is the weather. Iíve got several scanner apps on my phone and McClain County is not listed on any of them. Canít help but wonder why.
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Encryption is the biggest killer, followed by some systems that are un-monitorable. Just because a system isn't on an App doesn't mean you can't scan it, it just means that no one is transmitting it to an App. If McClain County went encrypted your pretty much done.
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I don’t really know enough about it to know if it’s encrypted or not. I’ve never been very electro-technical. The most advanced scanner I have at the moment is a Radio Shack Pro-89 which I think is a Uniden scanner with their name on it.
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You need a DMR capable scanner. Currently Whistler and Uniden offer these models, but they're not cheap. Plus on the Uniden scanners it is a small additional upgrade.
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What equipment is needed to listen to things in my area? I used to listen on an old Regency scanner. Then they trunked, encrypted and digitized everything and all I can pick up is the weather. Iíve got several scanner apps on my phone and McClain County is not listed on any of them. Canít help but wonder why.
Last I listened (there's not much going on across the river) it was regular ol' DMR. Which means you'll need a DMR-capable receiver.

Not cheap as pointed out. As for why there is no stream ... probably whoever hosts it doesn't have a DMR radio.
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Encryption is the biggest killer, followed by some systems that are un-monitorable. Just because a system isn't on an App doesn't mean you can't scan it, it just means that no one is transmitting it to an App. If McClain County went encrypted your pretty much done.
Iíve got four different apps on my phone and iPad for scanning. McClain County and none of the cities in it are listed in the menu screens of any of them.
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It's the wave of the future. A lot of agencies around the country have gone completely encrypted.
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Iíve got four different apps on my phone and iPad for scanning. McClain County and none of the cities in it are listed in the menu screens of any of them.
That could mean that no one is supplying a feed to the apps, they have to get the transmissions from somewhere and the app's are all scanner feed's by people who monitor a system and link it to the net.
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There's no conspiracy here. They use the statewide OKWIN system now. They are not digital, nor encrypted. Get yourself a trunking scanner and you can hear them. I listen to them, but there's just not a lot of traffic.
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McClain County is not encrypted they are on the 800 mhz OKWIN System


McClain County dispatches all county fire departments except Purcell, Blanchard and Newcastle.

Oklahoma Wireless Interoperability Network (OKWIN) (Motorola)
Motorola Type II SmartZone The McClain County Sheriff uses this system.
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