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EBRCS Question Thread

mibzzer15

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Hayward is still dispatching their own FD using TG 2255. They were dispatching on Command 13, so maybe they are using this as their Tac. I doubt they would use the county Tacs since they are dispatching themselves.
Yeah you might be right, I thought I was hearing some Hayward traffic on some different channels but I might've been wrong.
 
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Has anyone figured out how to get away from the dreaded issue of scanners not fully receiving this system? I don't want to use a Yagi. I tried taking about a 1/4" piece of bus wire to use as an antenna, thinking it would be nearly deaf, and yet I'll pick up radio traffic but not always the full conversation. I'm up by Muir Station Plaza in Martinez. I also saw where someone used an unofficial updated firmware and their scanner is working great. I've got the GRE PSR-500 and the factory firmware. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I miss listening to my local first responders.

Kind Regards,
Scott
N6UUH
 

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antoine

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I have a question tgid 7205 was shared by El Cerrito police and San Pablo Police, but now El Cerrito has merged with Richmond PD dispatch 1 tgid 7505 and San Pablo channel that they share what El Cerrito is now dead no activity, does San Pablo have their own channel by themselves now that's new.scanner is a uniden bcd436hp
 
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I have a question tgid 7205 was shared by El Cerrito police and San Pablo Police, but now El Cerrito has merged with Richmond PD dispatch 1 tgid 7505 and San Pablo channel that they share what El Cerrito is now dead no activity, does San Pablo have their own channel by themselves now that's new.scanner is a uniden bcd436hp
There website lists a new emergency number. It is the same as pinole. Try their talk groups.
 
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Has anyone figured out how to get away from the dreaded issue of scanners not fully receiving this system? I don't want to use a Yagi. I tried taking about a 1/4" piece of bus wire to use as an antenna, thinking it would be nearly deaf, and yet I'll pick up radio traffic but not always the full conversation. I'm up by Muir Station Plaza in Martinez. I also saw where someone used an unofficial updated firmware and their scanner is working great. I've got the GRE PSR-500 and the factory firmware. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I miss listening to my local first responders.

Kind Regards,
Scott
N6UUH
I live in the East Bay and wrestled with the reception problem for a long time. Using my Radio Shack PRO668, I found that the only functioning solutions were either changing location (some areas worked better that others) or using a directional antenna like a yagi or corner reflector. While using the corner reflector at home, I found that I did better with it mounted two feet above ground than high in the air.
 
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When will the data base be updated
When we get confirmation because one person says they are Richmond, one person says their own channel.

Only way to tell for sure is the good old fashion way of searching and trying to find out.
 
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