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  1. JohnDistai

    VIPER Statewide Radio System Discussion

    There was an issue with the Wake County Simulcast a few weeks ago. Something about a Brier Creek Tower control channel, I think the frequency was 853.9625 or something like that. I wasn't hearing anything on an SDS 200 that was normally active, so I deleted it. It became active. A couple...
  2. JohnDistai

    BCD996P2: Really Amazon?

    The expected delivery date from Amazon is sometimes wildly different from what it says before you order, and after the order is placed. Bought something the website claimed was in stock with 2 day delivery. After placing the order, received an email stating that it would be a month to six...
  3. JohnDistai

    Odd Control Channel Behavior on Wake Simulcast System

    I noticed the lack of activity in the past week, but thought there wasn't much going on, or the scan program was not hitting the channels in sync with activity. For whatever reason my 996XT was getting some hits, but the SDS 200 was quiet. Both have the same programming, same antenna, sitting...
  4. JohnDistai

    VIPER Statewide Radio System Discussion

    My mistake on where Raleigh EMS is located. If I look at the NC Viper list, how do I identify the towers? If I'm looking at the database, I see the following in the tree: NC VIPER > Wake North Durant NC VIPER > Wake South Holly Springs Are those towers? If the "Type" is "Site", are those...
  5. JohnDistai

    VIPER Statewide Radio System Discussion

    If I'm listening to VIPER and interested in Raleigh EMS, when I'm programming the scanner do I include both the Raleigh Durant AND the Raleigh Holly Springs listings? Are those the towers?
  6. JohnDistai

    ProScan: Official Software Thread

    Thanks. It's a really old machine, probably not worth extra RAM or a Windows license. Time for sale or donation.
  7. JohnDistai

    VIPER Statewide Radio System Discussion

    >> 8TAC91 Juliet Echo Delta Bravo Uniform Romeo Golf...... >> what happened after that you ask? >> my batteries died... "East of the Rockies, you're on the air!"
  8. JohnDistai

    ProScan: Official Software Thread

    I have an old Macbook with a Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 150GB HD, ethernet, and wireless. This is obsolete for MacOS, but I may be able to wipe it and run Windows 10 on it. Would this be technically sufficient for running 2-6 ProScan instances, recording traffic, and/or making...
  9. JohnDistai

    VIPER Statewide Radio System Discussion

    Does anyone in the Raleigh area have an SDS 200 they have tweaked to be really well performing? If so, can we please connect for some tips? My 996XT runs circles around it and I'm hoping to get them a little closer in performance. Thanks!
  10. JohnDistai

    My SDS200 Hum Fix

    If I read the fix details correctly, it seems I need a special tool to removing the display (X-Key). Is that correct?
  11. JohnDistai

    My SDS200 Hum Fix

    I don't hear the hum very much when I use the internal speaker; it's not obvious or irritating. Putting on Bose Noise Cancelling headphones a slightly different story. With the noise cancelling off, I don't hear the hum; no problem. Instead, I hear my family (which I'd prefer to block)...
  12. JohnDistai

    My SDS200 Hum Fix

    Mine has a "hum" as well. I don't know if it is THE hum or not. It's a very light sound. Like the odd electronics sound you may hear when you first board an airplane and get across from the cockpit, especially on smaller regional flights.
  13. JohnDistai

    My SDS200 Hum Fix

    I bought one a few days ago. There's a slight hum. There's also an odd noise that sounds like a hard disk drive as it scans. Anyone else experience this?
  14. JohnDistai

    VIPER Statewide Radio System Discussion

    They aren't graphs. They're signal peaks in the audio files. But that answers my question at least.
  15. JohnDistai

    VIPER Statewide Radio System Discussion

    What equipment are you using to pick that up and get those graphs?
  16. JohnDistai

    ProScan - BCD 396XT, 996XT. Cable?

    Hi, I just installed ProScan on an iMac. Running Windows 10 Virtual Machine via Parallels. I have a BCD 396XT and a 996XT, the original Uniden USB programming cable that came with the 396XT when I bought it several years ago. The cable shows up as Port 4 in the Windows Device Manager, and...
  17. JohnDistai

    Any benefit to equipment upgrade in Triangle area?

    It seems I'm hearing things fine on the 996XT. My 396XT doesn't seem to pick up as well. I seem to get a lot of bus driver traffic on the 396XT, but not as much on the 996XT. Same programming. I thought I was missing out on something, perhaps I'm not. The programming on these hasn't been...
  18. JohnDistai

    Condition on pager?

    "Refer to pager for incident type" was the message I heard today. Sent by the electronic EMS voice. Are these incident type messages visible on radios like the G5?
  19. JohnDistai

    Condition on pager?

    If the text messages are unencrypted and sent to a pager, can anyone listening with something like a Unication G5 read them?
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