• 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.

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new to scanning using a psr500

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edz1179

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Can anyone help me?
I am a new user to scanning and recevied a PSR500 scanner from my kids on black friday.
First can the scanner receive Police channels, I am located in the Hamilton ontario ( Canada ) area.
If yes can, I be directed to the correct freq to use , and how to set up the scanner.
any and all help would be gratefull. ed
 

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Can anyone help me?
I am a new user to scanning and recevied a PSR500 scanner from my kids on black friday.
First can the scanner receive Police channels, I am located in the Hamilton ontario ( Canada ) area.
If yes can, I be directed to the correct freq to use , and how to set up the scanner.
any and all help would be gratefull. ed
Welcome to RR. Here is the database for your area: Hamilton County Hamilton Police Service (Intelligence) can not be monitored, but Hamilton City of Hamilton emergency is a trunk system that can be monitored. Don't overlook the County Quick Jump. I think your best bet is to ask the folks here Ontario - The RadioReference.com Forums out of all the things in the database, what you can expect to monitor 1st. Then, it might be helpful if you got some software to help you program. http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Object_Oriented_Scanner_Software

Once you know what you can monitor,what you want to monitor, you can use the software to automatically download from this web site, and generally set up your scanner without much effort. You would need to become a paid subscriber to this site to get the automatic down loads, but this is also very reasonable($7.5 for 3 months). This can save you countless hours of programming and frustration.

You may also find this reference helpful: http://marksscanners.com/106_197/106_197.shtml
 
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edz1179

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thanks for reply sorry late in replying back

thanks for all the leads.....I work retail and this is a very busy time ( reason for late response)


have started checking them out thanks again
 
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