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Old 07-14-2017, 1:06 AM
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Hayward is still dispatching their own FD using TG 2255. They were dispatching on Command 13, so maybe they are using this as their Tac. I doubt they would use the county Tacs since they are dispatching themselves.
Yeah you might be right, I thought I was hearing some Hayward traffic on some different channels but I might've been wrong.
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Has anyone figured out how to get away from the dreaded issue of scanners not fully receiving this system? I don't want to use a Yagi. I tried taking about a 1/4" piece of bus wire to use as an antenna, thinking it would be nearly deaf, and yet I'll pick up radio traffic but not always the full conversation. I'm up by Muir Station Plaza in Martinez. I also saw where someone used an unofficial updated firmware and their scanner is working great. I've got the GRE PSR-500 and the factory firmware. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I miss listening to my local first responders.

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Hi Scott unfortunately most likely going to use a Yagi antenna I use this one and I'm in Concord 824-960, 13dBi, Terrawave Yagi Base Antenna | Scanner Master the new receivers handle the Simulcast digital distortion https://wiki.radioreference.com/inde...tal_distortion better but the older scanners are going to have to have some sort of a directional antenna for base use good luck

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I have a question tgid 7205 was shared by El Cerrito police and San Pablo Police, but now El Cerrito has merged with Richmond PD dispatch 1 tgid 7505 and San Pablo channel that they share what El Cerrito is now dead no activity, does San Pablo have their own channel by themselves now that's new.scanner is a uniden bcd436hp
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I have a question tgid 7205 was shared by El Cerrito police and San Pablo Police, but now El Cerrito has merged with Richmond PD dispatch 1 tgid 7505 and San Pablo channel that they share what El Cerrito is now dead no activity, does San Pablo have their own channel by themselves now that's new.scanner is a uniden bcd436hp
There website lists a new emergency number. It is the same as pinole. Try their talk groups.
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And, their facebook says they are dispatched by richmond, so maybe they both went to Richmond.
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Hercules,pinole,now dispatch san pablo pd
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Hercules,pinole,now dispatch san pablo pd
Where did Kensington go? They were el cerrito as well.
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Old 08-21-2017, 9:26 AM
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San Pablo PD went to their own channel.

El Cerrito went to RPD channel 1

Kensington went to Albany PD
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Has anyone figured out how to get away from the dreaded issue of scanners not fully receiving this system? I don't want to use a Yagi. I tried taking about a 1/4" piece of bus wire to use as an antenna, thinking it would be nearly deaf, and yet I'll pick up radio traffic but not always the full conversation. I'm up by Muir Station Plaza in Martinez. I also saw where someone used an unofficial updated firmware and their scanner is working great. I've got the GRE PSR-500 and the factory firmware. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I miss listening to my local first responders.

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What channel did san pablo go to
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San Pablo PD went to their own channel.

El Cerrito went to RPD channel 1

Kensington went to Albany PD
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When will the data base be updated
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When will the data base be updated
When we get confirmation because one person says they are Richmond, one person says their own channel.

Only way to tell for sure is the good old fashion way of searching and trying to find out.
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Right that makes sense thanks
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Right that makes sense thanks
Since you are in San Pablo, I nominate you to listen and find out
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So the scanner will automatically pick up a new talk group
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So the scanner will automatically pick up a new talk group
Oh, the good old days of searching appear gone

It's not really automatic. Need to put it into search mode and look/listen for new talkgroups.

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I have the uniden bcd436hp scanner
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I have the uniden bcd436hp scanner
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Anyone else hearing DTMF tones on tg 2434 on the NW site?
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