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    system and sites. need all sites? whistler scanner

    i have the whistler trx-1. do i need to import all the sites of a system? if i select only some sites do i need to select certain talk groups instead of all also? my area is here; https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=848 Chandler would be my system for my area. so would i...
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    Multiple control channels

    I have a Motorola XTS 5000 800mhz 9600 baud trunking. I'm currently monitoring a trunking system of my city, but I have some problems. The system has 4 control channels and some of them only monitor specific talkgroups. So the radio only scans one control channel and I can't listen all the...
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    BCD 996xt control channel issue

    I am trying to find out how to lock on to a specific control channel .... my scanner will sometime auto lock on to 853.6000 then some time it goes away and shows NFM and I'm unable to hear anything in Prince William County Virginia.. please help so I can hear the channels constant wth no issues...
  4. D

    Control Channel indicate Talkgroups active on site?

    In realtime, does a P25 control channel stream indicate what talkgroups are currently active on the site, and can DSD+ or Unitrunker (or any other software for that matter) have a way to show that (in realtime)? The reason is that I am curious to study what towers (sites) are best for...
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    Need help programming radio

    I am trying to understand trunking/programming I have a couple of issues. Just some background info I have a pro-164 RadioShack scanner with a programming cable and software. 1-RadioShack no longer has the firmware update for my pro-164 radio. Scanner master will not give me the file. They want...
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    Trunking Issue: Site "Finding Ctrl Chan"

    Hello Everyone, I am relatively new to the world of Scanners and I recently purchased a Uniden BC346XTC, Stock Everything. I am a Volunteer Firefighter and I got the scanner as a way to monitor my department's communications and for use as a Fire Tone Out Monitor at night. I have configured...
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    BCD396XT: "Finding Control Channel"

    I have two systems that I have downloaded from the RR library, both P25, Phase I, that just do not seem to work for me. Everything is there, including all the freq's, control channel, talkgroups, but when I scan nothing happens and if I hold on a talkgroup, it always says "Finding Control...
  8. K

    CloseCall VSP? TGID Search Without Control?

    I got a Close Call this morning on 163.5125 MHz. Saved the freq and had 40 or so hits afterwards. Half were P25 and the other half were encrypted. The transmissions I heard definitely sounded like VSP. The freq did not show up searching the database. I am in east Fauquier Co. I am using a...
  9. L

    Van Buren Twp. & Belleville, MI.

    Where would I find the correct system for Belleville & Van Buren Twp., MI., I have found the TG, but i cannot heard any activity. is the control channel 853.3000 in MPSCS /Wayne County Simulcast correct ?
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    BCD436HP: Control channel output

    Hi all. I have found C_COUT hole on my scanner's motherboard 436HP, but I don't know how I can decrypt this signal. Which program should I use? And how I need connect this to my PC? Thanks all.
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    Control channel issue with Richmond City using a 396XT

    I programmed in the correct rebanded frequency of 853.95. The frequency on the display in scan mode is 853.9625, for some reason, and I'm not receiving any transmissions at all. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. SlipNutz15

    PSR500 decoding P25 issue?

    I'm not sure if it's an issue with the scanner or the system that it's not completed but here's the situation. When the console transmits on a Talkgroup the scanner does not decode the transmission unless there is a radio (mobile/portable) selected on that channel somewhere on the system. Ex...
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    Unitrunker & SDRsharp- 2 recvrs- changing control channels

    I have a setup to listen to a Motorola Smartnet II analog system, working well, with - Windows 7 - 1 SDR dongle for control channel, with SDR# (SDRsharp.. however you decide to say it these days) - 1 SDR dongle for voice channel, with another instance of SDR# - Unitrunker successfully decoding...
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    700 MHz System in OKC Area?

    I was wondering if someone could help me verify that there is a 700 MHz system in operation in the OKC area. I am picking up a lot of traffic between the 790 through 795 MHz range. At times I am picking up voice communications between 775 through 779 MHz range. A possible control channel is...
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    Trunking Control Channels/ BCD396XT

    Noticed in the db configuration that I imported and uploaded to my scanner, that for a re-banded Motorola system (Motorola Type II SmartZone-Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface), that all frequencies associated with this system were listed including control channels). But the selection in...
  16. Bote

    Unitrunker tip for Uniden XT scanners

    My local public safety SmartZone trunked system has been giving me fits because it keeps changing the control channel on me. I am using a BCT15X to dump control channel data to Unitrunker and I thought the scanner is required to HOLD on the control channel. While testing the delay problem I...
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    BCD996T Control channel problem

    All of a sudden I stopped hearing communications on my BCD996T on the local (Guilford County, NC) trunked system. I made no changes to the scanner. Also, my Radio Shack Pro-96 and 2096 receive as well as always. When I lock the 996T on a talk group (e.g. County Fire), I get a message that...
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    Looking for help with my 346XT

    A couple of quick questions... 1) While scanning a system if the "signal bars" are not displaying, am I not getting a signal? 2) Sometimes I cannot receive on a certain system, when this happens I have put it on hold and scrolled to a talkgroup and get the "Finding CtrlChan". Why can I not...
  19. del1964

    Control Channel Data Output 396XT

    Control Channel Data Output - allows the analysis of control channel data without the need to perform invasive modifications to the scanner on the BCD396XT Am curious if anyone has experimented with this, particularly on the Indiana SAFET system? Apologize if this has already been asked. New...
  20. K

    New Fed Freqs?

    I have logged the following freqs on 11/30/09 between 9 and 10 pm PST; 168.8375 & 168.9625 - Data bursts; sound like P25. 171.4625, 168.2375, 166.9250 and 165.9000 - sound like control channels. I will check these out further after I get them programmed into my PRO 95 and/or BC250D. Anyone...