Just wanting to scan for Columbus Police (ohio) Zone 4

jbanks74

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is there a simple way to program my Whistler WS1065 to just scan and listen to Zone 4 talkgroup 57272 for the Columbus Police Department in Ohio? It's really all I listen to.
 

Spitfire8520

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Note that I do not live in the area and am working off the information found in the database.

Program a system with only the Columbus City (1-010) site. Program talkgroup 57272 under that system. I would probably not program other sites as Columbus Police is not guaranteed to be heard on them. If they are coming in garbled, then you might want to take a look at the wiki article on simulcast distortion.

I assume that you don't have software, so the below instructions are step-by-step guide on programming by hand. You might want to take a look at the Easier to Read Manual to truly understand the scanner.

Here is a step-by-step guide to program your scanner by hand.

  1. PGM > F2 (NEW) > F1 (TGRP)
  2. Scan Lists: > Assign the TGRP to any scan list
    • SEL/ENT to toggle whether it is assigned or not.
    • Left/Right arrow to change Scan Lists
    • * (asterisk) indicates that it is assigned to the list.
  3. TSYS: NEW > SEL/ENT
  4. Type: P25 AUTO using the Left/Right arrows
  5. Tag: > SEL/ENT to edit
    • This is the tag that you will see for your Trunked System.
    • See ETRM: Text Tagging and Qtext
    • FUNC > CL to clear
    • Some examples: To get to the letter 'C', press 2 (ABC), and then press 3 (C is the 3rd letter). To get 'Z', press 9 (WXYZ), and then press 4 (Z is the 4th letter).
    • Numbers can be accessed by pressing 1 and then the corresponding number.
    • Symbols can be accessed by pressing 0 and then the corresponding position.
    • FUNC can be used to change between lower and upper case or between the different symbols.
  6. F1 (Done)/SEL/ENT to save the tag
  7. Frequencies: > SEL/ENT
    1. Enter your primary (red, c) and alternate (blue, a) control channels for site you want to program, in this case Columbus City (1-010).
      • 859.2125 is the primary control channel. 851.4125, 851.6625, and 853.0375 are the alternate control channels.
    2. F1 (Save) the frequencies
  8. F1 (Save) the TSYS
  9. ID: > Use the keypad to enter a DEC ID for a talkgroup
    • 57272: Columbus Police Zone 4 (Northwest) Dispatch
  10. F1 (Save) the ID
  11. Tag: > SEL/ENT to edit
    • This is the tag that you will see for your Talkgroup.
  12. F1 (Done)/SEL/ENT to save the tag
  13. F1 (Save) to save the TGRP

Now the hardest part is over, adding additional talkgroups only requires the following:

  1. PGM > F2 (NEW) > F1 (TGRP)
  2. Scan Lists: > Assign the TGRP to any scan list
  3. TSYS: > Use the Left/Right arrows to select your existing TSYS you just programmed
  4. ID: > Use the keypad to enter a DEC ID for another talkgroup
  5. F1 (Save) the ID
  6. Tag: > SEL/ENT to edit
  7. F1 (Done)/SEL/ENT to save the tag
  8. F1 (Save) to save the TGRP

Now to scan:

  1. SCAN
  2. Use numbers on keypad to toggle scan lists 1-10 on and off
  3. FUNC and numbers on keypad to toggle scan lists 11-20 on and off
 
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