• 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

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    EZ Scan Scaling

    I still have v3.26. If the problem is with v3.28, I will stick with the old software for now until the fix is released.
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    Advice on SDS200 and Baltimore County PD...

    The 996P2 will receive Baltimore Co. However, you may have simulcast problems depending on your location. For that reason, I suggest that you go with the SDS200.
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    EZ Scan Scaling

    Do you have the latest version? I had to do the DPI override routine some ago to correct the same problem. Shortly after that, Whistler released an updated version which fixed the trouble.
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    Pro-2006: Unknown Problem

    I have come across some old electrolytic capacitors that don't function until they heat up. Just for laughs, try heating the circuit board with a hair drier. The expansion and stress caused by the heat can cause bad solder connections to reduce resistance. Also, check for an open fuse and any...
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    no voice on p25 phase2 whistler 1088

    Have you had any luck with the scanner yet?
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    Pro-2006: Unknown Problem

    I am not familiar with that particular scanner. If you have ribbon cables in sockets going to the display, reseat the cables. That is a common problem. From my experience servicing electronic equipment, bad solder connections tend to fail after 10 or 15 years. Try putting pressure on...
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    Pro-2006: Unknown Problem

    I read that the scanner has an internal memory backup battery. If the memory is gone, the scanner will not be able to scan anything.
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    EMS

    There is a forum for Ontario. I suggest that you start a thread there to get more information about the Windsor system. I am a little out of range to check it out from my location. Once you find if the Type 2 or P25 system is active, you can come back here and get more help for your scanner.
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    BCD996XT Finding Cntrl Chan

    It looks like all of the frequencies on Lewis Co system are listed as control channel or alternates. They may have changed the control channel to another frequency and that is why you no longer hear the data on 453.150.
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    EMS

    According to Radio Reference database, the Windsor Ontario Type 2 system in Essex Co may now be deprecated. There is a new P25 Phase 1 system which your scanner will receive. Set it up as P25 AUTO with Default T-Tables. Your scanner will also do Motorola Type 2 systems. You will not be able...
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    no voice on p25 phase2 whistler 1088

    I am familiar with that tower at the rest stop on I-83.
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    no voice on p25 phase2 whistler 1088

    I get a good copy on York Co from Northern Baltimore Co. What area of York Co are you in?
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    no voice on p25 phase2 whistler 1088

    How long ago did it fail? York Co used to be UHF T-Band. They are now using 700 MHz frequencies. I use system type Project25 and Auto Fill on my scanner and the York Co system works just fine. Make sure that you enter all of the frequencies on each site. Harris systems can use any frequency...
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    can somebody help

    Have you installed the driver? My original Radio Shack cables came with a CD for loading the driver.
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    no voice on p25 phase2 whistler 1088

    Is system Type set to Project25? Please let me know which system that you are trying to monitor (State, County, City, Agency, Etc.). Are you using the Whistler programming software for the WS1080/WS1088? The latest version is 2.36.
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    BCD996XT Finding Cntrl Chan

    If the site antenna is that close, have you tried removing the scanner antenna and replacing it with a paper clip or short piece of wire?
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    BCD996XT Finding Cntrl Chan

    All you need is the cigarette lighter plug cable that comes with the scanner.
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    no voice on p25 phase2 whistler 1088

    Is the volume turned up? You have to use the up arrow on the front of the scanner. The knob on top is squelch. I suggest trying an earpiece in case the jack is muting the internal speaker. Are the talkgroups encrypted?
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    BCD996XT Finding Cntrl Chan

    Those are the correct settings. Some systems vary from the default settings. Try varying the P25 Adjust Mode setting. The reason I asked about the firmware version is that on old firmware you had to change the Adjust Level to 200 from the default 50 for the control channel to lock. I agree...
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    BCD996XT Finding Cntrl Chan

    That is the latest firmware. What are the values in the P25 settings?
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