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  1. B

    Switching from Conventional to Trunking

    Good afternoon. I'm newer to the scanner ownership and have a few questions. I've been listening to Broadcastify using multiple phone apps for about 3 or 4 years and decided it was time to bite the bullet and invest into a scanner. Before I actually understood anything about my state, I had put...
  2. N1DDC

    HT-1250LS question

    Good day all, A few days ago I purchased an HT-1250LS UHF handheld, was excited to get it, hooked it up to CPS & much to my dismay discovered that it doesn't do MDC-1200 (which I rely on heavily for Radio ID's and repeater functions & such...), it will do MDC-1200 in LTR Trunking mode but not...
  3. N1DDC

    Catawba County question

    Does anybody know anything about the Catawba County frequencies? I know they primarily use the VIPER State-Wide talkgroups now but due to some hard-to-reach areas they sometimes go to a channel called Direct-1... Now there is a Direct-1 and Direct-2 frequencies listed in the database but I'm...
  4. Bote

    Virginia I-95 CONVENTIONAL Freqs In Use

    I'm trying to pare down my bank of old conventional frequencies along I-95 in Virginia. I don't drive that stretch often any more so I don't want to put in a bunch of trunked systems that get used for maybe 15-20 minutes at a time while driving through. I note that a lot of them never have...
  5. J

    East Cleveland, OH

    I have a BCD325P2 with a RS 800mhz antenna. A few days ago I was able to briefly listen to 155.1300 which is a conventional frequency. A member has been trouble shooting with me to see why I can't pull this frequency in. Please help
  6. J

    BCD325P2: Lost

    I fist manually programmed 155.1300 (East Cleveland, OH PD) which is a conventional analog frequency. After though I used software to program other freqencies, now the 155.1300 doesn't pick up and it's set as a priority. Please help!
  7. K

    Is this possible?

    I've never owned a Motorola or an advanced commercial HT. I'm wondering if it's possible to have a combination of trunking and conventional programmed into the radio? For example: An XTS2500 UHF 450 to 512 - Our FD uses both convential UHF and a trunked system. Is it possible to have both on one...
  8. R

    what's left in St. Louis conventional frequencies?

    i've been waging the reception war with SLATER here in Kirkwood, and in that the best solution i've found to my reception issues is to turn my squelch ALL the way down. now i'm only listening to trunked on my two main boxes... and i started to wonder, what's left in the conventional...
  9. M

    Delay Time

    I know there is no way to actually set a delay for conventional frequencies like you can trunked. But, is there a way to, sort of, trick it to basically be the same as being delayed. Would it work to set the same conventional frequencies in multiple banks in the same channel or in different...
  10. U

    BCD436HP All Conventional Channels squelch open

    I've been slowly working my way through creating and editing favorite lists in my settings using the Sentinel software. Very recently ALL of my analog (conventional) channels on this radio act as if the squelch is simply not there (turned all the way open), with static heard until a user on the...
  11. SlipNutz15

    Identifiers on P25?

    Identifiers on digital conventional/P25? My county is switching to a digital radio system (non-trunked) and I was wondering how the county would know who is transmitting. Does P25 have identifiers (PTTID) like MDC1200 or is there something else that digital radios do that the console...
  12. C

    Quantar 800MHZ repeater MODEL: T5365a

    Hello, We are currently using a trunked Motorola Smartnet II radio system. Many of the system's users have went with other technology but we are currently cash strapped. Is it possible to take the five Quantar 800MHZ repeaters (model # T5365a) and make it into a five site conventional system...
  13. J

    iScan PRO 107 Conventional vs Trunked

    I'm new to Trunked Systems, but I've noticed something odd with my RS iScan PRO 107. If I create a Playlist with only Trunked Systems and play only that Playlist, I get a lot of activity from the Trunked Systems. If I add conventional channels to the Playlist or created a separate playlist and...
  14. B

    Dallas Fire and Police

    I am moving to Dallas and programming my scanner for the area. I was curious why Dallas Police and Fire are still using conventional UHF systems and not digital or trunking. Just seems like a city that big would need more police channels than those that are shown. There is also a conventional...
  15. N9JIG

    APX7000 Cloning Question

    I have a growing fleet of APX7000's at work and we have an agreement with the system owner that allows us to program the conventional channels of the radio and I don't diddle with the trunked stuff. The trunked system is protected with an ASK anyway... I can read the radios, edit the...
  16. scansomd

    Solomon’s Island Recreation center (Calvert County)

    The wife and I will be camping there this spring. Last weekend we drove to the annex to look around. The camping office (on the right hand side, just before you go in the gate) had several antennas on the back end of the building. They did not appear to be the right length for either the 400...
  17. P

    help with BC396XT

    I just got a 396xt that was preprogrammed for my county. I am new to digital scanners but have had analog ones for years. When I scan it seems to only pick up the digital ones that were preprogrammed. However I believe they preprogrammed even the analog channels too. I cannot find anywhere...
  18. 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...
  19. M

    XTS 3000 Model I

    Have a quick question. Is there any possible way to raise the volume on the Motorola XTS 3000? I would like to use it as a handheld however the volume is too low and I cannot hear my dispatcher or other officers. Also using the Astro software is there a way to have a PTT permit tone for the...
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