Just dropping by to introduce myself. My name is Justin and I bought a scanner, LOL. I'm a computer/car guy by day, and I guess mostly the same at night.
I borrowed a friends Pro-96 a few years ago and had a blast listening on it. Just recently aother friend of mine was using his phone to listen to the few scanners broadcast online and it re-peaked my interest in all this.
When I was borrowing the Pro-96 it was all foreign to me completely. He had a few different banks programmed I could choose from, but I really did not understand it. So remembering that, when I bought a scanner I went for the most idiot friendly one I could find... the HP-1.
Sure I was up and listening pretty quick, but I wanted more. I remember my friends Pro-96 picking up the more interesting TGs (JCAT and so on) and I noticed those are not exactly in the RR database (for fairly obvious reasons actually). So I started reading, and reading more. The Uniden Sentinel software is cake to me now and I understand how all of this works. I am now scanning UCAN for TGs that are not in the database, and I have located the TGs I was looking for, at least some of them I am sure.
So I am already wanting to get another scanner that is not quite as user friendly. The programming aspect is a lot more fun than I thought it would be. It would also be nice to have another scanner going so I don't miss any action.
I know the tactical channels arent listed and I don't expect anyone to just spill the beans, but I would love if someone could assist me in labeling these properly. I have quite a few hours of audio recorded so I have a fairly good idea of what is what but a more official name would be nice.
Anyways, nice to be here. I plan on sticking around for a while.
Edit: Looks like I registered here back in 2008, so that would have been when I was borrowing the Pro-96.