• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Need help setting-up and using new portable scanner . . .

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I just bought a Uniden Bearcat BCD325P2. I'm reading through the manual and tinkering with the device, menu, settings, etc. -- but at this pace, it will be three months before I'm scanning. Are there any groups that meet to share tips, etc. "Bear" minimum, I'd like to meet with someone in the Central Ohio area who has a knack for "training" to help get me started. Coffee, soda, or beer for your time is on me. Thanx for considering.
 

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I just bought a Uniden Bearcat BCD325P2. I'm reading through the manual and tinkering with the device, menu, settings, etc. -- but at this pace, it will be three months before I'm scanning. Are there any groups that meet to share tips, etc. "Bear" minimum, I'd like to meet with someone in the Central Ohio area who has a knack for "training" to help get me started. Coffee, soda, or beer for your time is on me. Thanx for considering.
Hi Elfinjon

Welcome to RadioReference

There are a number of people here on the forums that can help you. But if you'd really prefer to get someone in your area to meet face to face if possible, or at least who would be more familiar with the area systems, I'd suggest that you have your post moved to the Ohio forum.

To do that, click on the red-bordered triangle in the upper right corner of your first post, "report this thread". In the text box that comes up for the 'reason' it is being reported, ask for a moderator to move this to the Ohio forum. Then submit it.

One thing that someone will ask you is are you using software to program the scanner. FreeSCAN is available, and as the name implies, is free to download & use. Software makes it easy to set up new systems for the scanner, and has the advantage over manual programming that you can see all the information entered, making it easier to spot and correct simple errors and omissions.
 
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