• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


  1. WX9RLT

    BREAKING: Shooting at a Rockford Bank, During Robbery

    BREAKING: Person Shot During A Bank Robbery In Rockford ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/2017/01/person-shot-during-a-bank-robbery-in-rockford/ UPDATE: At least one confirmed dead via scanner traffic
  2. A

    How do I lock/unlock banks on a 796D?

    Is there a way to lock and unlock banks on a BC-796D other than waiting for 20-30 minutes for the BANK list to actually show? I have been trying for the last 15 minutes to unlock several banks by pressing TRUNK then SCAN.........I am attempting to press the bank numbers before the scanner picks...
  3. H

    Selecting Banks

    On the Pro-164, I have my banks set up by county. i.e. B1C1 County 1 SO B1C2 EMS B2C1 Different county SO etc. If something happens in county 1 is there a way to quickly just that county? I also own a 106 I'd like to know how to do this?
  4. M

    Conventional and Trunked same bank

    So, I am trying to program one city in bank 2, and another in bank 1. The problem is that one city used a trunked system for the police and conventional for fire district. I have read that you can program conventional channels in the same bank as trunked channels as long as the bank is set to...
  5. N

    I have a RadioShack PRO-135

    this site dosent say the "Bank #" and i dont know what it means so right now this site is useless because it dosent tell me the bank #... below is an example of what im saying(manually typed in): what i want: Bank 2 CH 17 154.800 what this site has: 154.800 in the end i cant use this site...
  6. bballjh

    Changing Pro-97 Bank names

    I have a Pro-97 from Radio Shack and I do not have the software or cable because I program it all on the scanner itself. I know how to change the alpha tags on the scanner itself but I wanted to know if it is possible to change the bank names without connecting it to a computer, and how it is done.
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    PRO-2096 bank setup question? How to locate nearest tower?

    I recently purchased a PRO-2096. I am looking to put Detroit PD in one bank, Detroit Fire in another bank and Detroit EMS in a third. Do I have to put the Primary and Secondary frequency in each bank along with their talkgroups id? Or do the primary and secondary frequencies go in just one bank...