• 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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    Tytera Programming talkgroups with a TYT DMR radio

    Here is a picture on all of the information i have about the talk groups i want to program into my TYT-380. For example if i wanted to use the EMS talkgroup how would i do that? I already have the FM frequency for it but i only hear the dispatcher. I want to hear everything. How would i do this?
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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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    Talkgroup - site programming near Columbus

    Hi all. This is a novice question but I can't seem to find the answer in the forums. How do I determine what site to program for a particular talk group? Is there a list that correlates talkgroups with sites? I don't think all talk groups are available on all sites, so how do I determine...
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    Broken Arrow P25 system BAFD?

    I'm in northeast Oklahoma. I'm looking for any information others may have about the Broken Arrow Communications Regional P25 System. for years BAFD has been encrypted. They are Harris Opensky. I've herd they are migrating away from it and are going to the new Harris XL-200p. some of their...
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    BCD996P2: Don't Understand

    My mother bought a new BCD996P2 scanner so she can listen to the local PD/FD. They joined Omaha's ORION (Omaha Regional Interoperability Network) last year so she can't hear them now. I have been trying to learn what everything is but I don't know where to start. I look at Fremont, Nebraska's...
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    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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    Oakland county public talkgroup question

    Hi guys, i have a maybe stupid question but i'm sure you guys know the answer. Again sorry if it's kind of noob. Is there any public talkgroup or public frequency in oakland county ( west bloomfield, farmington hills, or around these areas) that we can program and talk? By public talkgroup or...
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    Attemping to scan SDSU PD

    Hello everyone, I am attempting to scan SDSU PD on RCS, but had a question I need cleared up. How can you find out what talk group is on which site, in other words... If I wanted to listen to SDSU PD would I need to program a specific site? I have only been dabbling around the North cell...
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    BCD996P2: Talkgroup ID Name not displaying Properly?

    76 Everyone. I just bought my dad (for Christmas) a Uniden BCD996P2 to replace a Radio Shack Pro-2028 (which also was a Christmas circa mid 90s). One of the selling features was the 800mhz trunking ability. To program the 996P2, currently using Freescan Accommodating the various RISCON...
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    Talkgroup update

    how do we know which talkgroups have been updated? which numbers etc ? Thanks for any help :)
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    Uniden HomePatrol-1 Proprietary Channels

    Hi, I am using the Uniden HomePatrol-1. I am using a favorites list to pick up just the channels in my city. The problem that I am having is that my radio isn't picking up any of the channels that list "proprietary" in the channel description. The channels are in the Shiawassee County Law...
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    FreeSCAN - Assigning colors to groups?

    Sorry if this is a little elementary, but I'm still getting to know my 396XT and FreeSCAN. I am looking for a way to set an entire GROUP to a particular COLOR. For example, I have about 70 talkgroups for my local police department. Do I have to individually set the color for each talkgroup...
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    GRE PSR-410/310 Patch Support?

    Does anyone know if this is in the works or if GRE will ever make this possible for the 410/310, the way it similarly funtions on the 500/600?
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    RadioShack PRO-164 text-tags?

    Hello all, I currently am using a RadioShack PRO-164 scanner to broadcast my live feed for my area. I have done endless searching on the net and can't find any answers to my question, so I'm hoping one or some of u may know... Is there ANY way to broadcast talkgroup tags with a PRO-164...
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    How do I search for a talkgroup?

    I've had a PRO106 for over a year now, but haven't really done anything with it outside of scanning the pre-packaged info for my city. In the past few days I've bought a cheap windows laptop, a copy of WIN500 and jumped into the deep end of the pool. The campus where I work has security guards...
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    High Point, NC - Police Talkgroup Change?!?!

    Anyone have any idea what the new PD talkgroups are for High Point, NC?
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    Unknown Little Rock Talk Group

    While listening over the past few months I have been picking up an unknown talk group ID (528). I know its the police because of what is being said but just can not figure out what the talk group is for. Anyone have an idea?
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    BOEC Southeast talkgroup MIA?

    I have noticed in the past week or so that Southeast talkgroup (9456) has disappeared on all my scanners (pro-91, pro-92, pro-2067, pro-96, bct-785). I have listened intently for Southeast calls on all the other known police nets, and even tried open scanning (not easy with BOEC). Did I miss a...
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    Reno Fire Talkgroup Question

    Spending a long weekend in Reno...why does Reno Fire dispatch first on "Tac-4" and the repeat on Red...it was my understanding that Red was their main ops channel...got to listen to the multi-alarm fire on riday night...
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    Programming BC780 Question 4 SAC/SMF

    I am trying to set up two BC780 scanners. I notice in the Data Base for Sacramento that it lists two systems..... a City system and a County system...... The problem is the Talk Group IDs do not seem to say which system goes with which Talk Groups. If I understand correctly ( or do I ? )...