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In the near future I am heading down to Ocean City for a little vacation,and being that its a tourist hot spot, its bound to have endless Fire/EMS activity. After looking at the Ocean City page, (http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=1211), I have a question. Is everything under "The City of Ocean City" able to be heard with simply a analog scanner that is 800MHz capable? Its probably has a simple answer,but I don't know it. Thanks.
 
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In the near future I am heading down to Ocean City for a little vacation,and being that its a tourist hot spot, its bound to have endless Fire/EMS activity. After looking at the Ocean City page, (http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=1211), I have a question. Is everything under "The City of Ocean City" able to be heard with simply a analog scanner that is 800MHz capable? Its probably has a simple answer,but I don't know it. Thanks.
You will be able to hear radio calls on your 800MHz Analog Scanner, but there is a lot of traffic and you may have a hard time following a call. If you have a Trunk Tracker 800MHz Analog Scanner and configure it for EDACS-WIDE with the LCN channels in the documented order, you will be able to follow all Analog Talk Groups. Only about 5% of radio calls are Provoice Digital that can't be scanned.

Hope you enjoy your visit to OC. June is a busy month this year. In addition to the Maryland State Firemans Convention, there will be an Air Show on June 10th & 11th.
 

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You will be able to hear radio calls on your 800MHz Analog Scanner, but there is a lot of traffic and you may have a hard time following a call. If you have a Trunk Tracker 800MHz Analog Scanner and configure it for EDACS-WIDE with the LCN channels in the documented order, you will be able to follow all Analog Talk Groups. Only about 5% of radio calls are Provoice Digital that can't be scanned.

Hope you enjoy your visit to OC. June is a busy month this year. In addition to the Maryland State Firemans Convention, there will be an Air Show on June 10th & 11th.

When programing my Uniden 250 should I be using the DEC numbers or the AFS numbers.

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When programing my Uniden 250 should I be using the DEC numbers or the AFS numbers.

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I have used the DEC format but some scanners will allow you to enter AFS numbers as well. I believe they will both work as long as you enter them properly.
 

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AFAIK only GRE radios allow you to use the Hex values (specifically the PSR500 and 600). All others use the decimal format.

For EDACS every scanner I know of that can handle that system uses the AFS (agency fleet subfleet) format. 73 Mike

[edit] I just remembered something that trips a lot of folks up - when programming the frequencies (using the LCN order), leave channel 00 empty. As I understand it, it's reserved for something (emergency call up?); always start on channel 01 of the bank.
 
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AFS method can make scanning easier. For example, if you want to monitor OC Fire/EMS (which use 02-041 thru 02-047) you need only enter 02-04- and your scanner will track all of those talk groups.
 
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