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    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.

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whonneb

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Okay, it appears that this area has gone through a reband. When reproamming my scanner, do I just need to enter in the primary control and alternate control channels? I am getting alot of cut outs in the northwest areas of austin. Also do anyone know what is the best mobile scanner for the gre psr-500?
 

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whonneb,

I'd program in all the frequencies for the site. A PSR-500 has the ability to do CC only trunking (but if you're going to the trouble to change 2 frequencies, you might as well change 10 real quick). The reason I say this is because you never know when any frequency can be chosen as the CC, and you'd be cursing yourself for not changing a few more frequencies. In most cases you'll only need to change the digits before the decimal (15 MHz less).

I'm not sure what you mean when you ask "Also does anyone know what is the best mobile scanner for the gre psr-500?" I think the confusion for me comes in the vocabulary. The PSR-500 (I'm assuming you have one) is a handheld scanner. Mobiles are the ones made to fit in vehicles (DIN sized), and the mobile scanner equivalent of the PSR-500 is the PSR-600 (or Pro-197). So I'm unsure of what your question refers to... unless you're asking about a mobile antenna for your 500 (but I didn't see the word antenna either).

Let us know and we'd be glad to answer your questions here...
 
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