1. P

    Can an analog-only scanner be modded to decode digital traffic?

    As the title suggests, can you mod an analog scanner with the ability to decode any digital signals (DMR, NXDN, P25, etc?) in house (not talking a discriminator tap). First, I need to determine what these scanners use to decode digital traffic. Is decoding hardware-based, firmware-based, or...
  2. citygirlleosprtr

    Legalities Of Listening to Public Safety

    Hi, I'm Chloe. 👋 I live in the US but listen to public safety from around the world using Scanner Radio and Police Scanner. I found a channel on Scanner Radio called, "Northwest VHF Scanning". In its description, it advises it scans Marine Distress and several SAR freqs. It states it is...
  3. C

    DMR and frequencies

    I have a question about programming a system into a radio or scanner. In the table below, it shows 2 frequencies that are the same, under slot 1. Then you see 2 frequencies that are the same under slot 2. I'm not sure I understand this. It's a dmr system. My understanding is that DMR trunked...
  4. J

    New To Scanning, What Scanner Do You Recommend?

    Hi, I'm new to scanners and I'm just starting out for the first time. I'm looking for hand held radio that scans fire/ems/police traffic and that is compatible with those areas/links down below. Which scanners would be good for an ammeter and that isn't extremely expensive. If you mind listing...
  5. Salvatorejrc

    Uniden Scanning

    In the link I posted below, the scanner is recieving and playing transmission after transmission with absolutely no pauses in between. Is this because the user is in an area with multiple sites going at once with heavy radio traffic or is there some kind of setting or mode that enables...
  6. Salvatorejrc

    SDS100 GPS

    I have a GPS plugged into my sds100 and it detects it and all, but when I turn off all of my favorites to use the gps as I'm driving, it says "scan mode nothing to scan". How do I turn gps mode on so I can drive around while the scanner follows my location?
  7. Salvatorejrc

    SDS100 battery issue

    I bought an sds100 about a week ago and I love it but I think it may have a battery problem. I get about an hour, not even like 45 minutes just on the battery itself and it doesn't matter what I'm scanning, while the big battery is boasted to last around 6 hours. I fully charged it to see if...
  8. Salvatorejrc

    Will it fit an sds100 Will this fit an sds100? If not, is it possible to buy an adapter for it?
  9. Salvatorejrc

    Mobile Antenna ScannerMaster

    I am looking to buy a mobile antenna from scanner master for my sds100, and most of my area has VHF and low band UHF. and It seems...
  10. Salvatorejrc

    Scanner Delay Options

    I'm aware that there is a delay option on my sds100. What do the negative seconds options mean? For ex- there could be 3, 2, or 1 second delay time or the same but in negatives.
  11. Salvatorejrc

    Scanner Traffic Issues

    If you are running a certain favorites list on an SDS100, or probably any scanner for that matter, in which it contains many many frequencies to be scanned at the same time, will it have more trouble picking up frequencies in that aspect as opposed to if you had a smaller favorites list? I was...
  12. Salvatorejrc

    Broadcasting on Broadcastify

    I want to broadcast a frequency on Broadcastify, although, I want to get the cheapest scanner possible to do it, being that I already have an expensive scanner for personal use. The frequency I want to broadcast is on p25. Any scanner suggestions?
  13. Salvatorejrc

    Frequencies that are not on RR

    What dictates a frequency to be either listed on RR or to display itself on a scanner? I know somebody who owns his own private company and he and the employees communicate via walkie talkies (unknown brand, bought most likely off of amazon) and it is not listed on RR. Is it possible to listen...
  14. Salvatorejrc


    How can you tell if a frequency is encrypted on the Radio reference database?
  15. Salvatorejrc

    Books & learning materials for beginners

    Hello, I am new to the hobby of HAM & scanning in general. I have just purchased a uniden sds100, but I am not too familiar with the science behind radio communications. Besides the AARL handbook, what are some books that can help me to learn the hobby itself including the technical aspect of...
  16. Salvatorejrc

    Radio comms

    I am new to the scanning world, and in the process of purchasing my new scanner (uniden sds100). I am very interested in radio communications and want to learn about it, where is a good place to learn the basics? Thank you
  17. A

    Need help as a newbie for EVERYTHING.

    Hello! These questions might have been asked again here... But, 1st of all I can’t search all other 13K Q&A’s here and I want to have all my facts in one place. I’m interested in Emergency Services Public Safety monitoring. Starting: • I’m new to Scanners and Radios. I would like to learn...
  18. KoruII


    I am new to purchasing scanner equipment but an avid listener to the iPhone Scanner Radio application. Several months ago my hometown (Baltimore, MD) Police radio broadcast went and remains offline. I believe I read that the provider has moved out of the area and it appears no one is...
  19. C

    Advice on a 20m radio

    I'm looking for an advice for a quality 20m radio? Price is a factor but... I don't want to get a cheap POS. I understand that you get what you pay for when it comes to electronics. We want to be able to chat with family and friends that are 1000 miles away from where we live. Any info that you...
  20. firechaser97

    Pro-668: Pro 668 tips and modifications advice.

    I bought the pro 668 my first handheld radio when it was first released. the cpu n everything is updated to the max. I just want any ideas or tweaks that could top its performance. much like a real radio that police and fire use. Everyone in my county are P25 Phase 1 and 2. It receives very...