• 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:


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    Trouble Scanning VSP on Uniden BCD325P2

    I've added the Virginia State Police to my Uniden BCD325P2 every way that I can think of, but I'm still getting nothing when trying to scan. I'm using FreeSCAN 2.18 --> FILE --> IMPORT --> RadioReference Trunked... Then...Country="United States" --> State="Virginia" --> Available...
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    Best STARS mobile scanner - Query

    Although equipment related I think this is better placed in the Virginia Forums because it is specifically about STARS. Which model mobile scanner do you think is best for monitoring STARS ? Am asking for an agency that does not want to spend $7000 apiece for a STARS radio that they will only...
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    VSP and local dispatchers

    In the old days, Virginia used 39.54 (SIRS, they called it) for an interop frequency. I hear very little traffic on it now, but it got me wondering if VSP troopers had radio contact with local dispatchers, other than cell phones. I read something on the web about the Richmond area wanting to...
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    VSP STARS question

    Driving from Charlottesville to Richmond today, listening to VSP STARS. Can anyone explain why I heard Culpeper and Fairfax on towers listed for Williamsburg and Waverly? Also, anyone have a good (accurate) map of the tower locations? TIA.
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    STARS, Freescan and BC996XT

    Am re-programming my BC996XT and am having trouble with VA STARS. The database here on RadioRef lists the system as: Project 25 Phase I However, Freescan (latest version) "wants" to upload the datafile as a Motorola Type II. Which is the "real" format ? Loading it as a Motorola Type II...
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    STARS capable scanners

    Hi. I know a digital trunking scanner is needed to hear STARS. I also see that there is now STARS and STARS Type 2. Is Type 2 needed or advised? The names of a few portables used successfully to monitor STARS would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Help identifying STARS Sites in Southwest and Central Virginia

    I'm currently in the process of trying to identify the STARS Sites in SW VA and Central VA. Below are the sites that I currently have some info on. I've been using pro96com with a BCD996xt to identify sites and their adjacent sites. CC info was acquired from pro96com. 201 - Appomattox...
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    Programming GRE 500/600 for STARS

    Can someone walk me through the programming steps for the PSR 500/600 and the Va. STARS system in general and specifically for Dist. 4 ?
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    ET - Phone HOME - They found us!

    (we are not alone?) RELEASE: 11-030 NASA FINDS EARTH-SIZE PLANET CANDIDATES IN HABITABLE ZONE, SIX PLANET SYSTEM WASHINGTON -- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist...
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    VSP Announces STARS Operational Statewide

    As posted a couple of days ago by kd8x, Wytheville Division 4 sites are working. Today the VSP STARS office officially announced that STARS is operational statewide. All LMR repeater sites are up, however VSP acknowledges spotty coverage in most counties in Division 4, and state agencies are...
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    Please Help STARS 396

    I have had a 396 for 7 months now. I can not figure out stars. I do as all these forums say. I have firmware 2.00.07. I am going to update again today to the 3.0. Below are the steps I have taken 1. Select New system 2. Select MOT 3. P25 4. Add frequency 152.0375 for the richmond main control...