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  1. 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...
  2. Salvatorejrc

    Will it fit an sds100

    https://www.scannermaster.com/Wideband_Antenna_with_Mag_Mount_and_BNC_p/01-541326.htm Will this fit an sds100? If not, is it possible to buy an adapter for it?
  3. 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. https://www.scannermaster.com/Laird_Multi_Band_Mobile_Antenna_p/20-541858.htm and https://www.scannermaster.com/Wideband_Antenna_with_Mag_Mount_and_BNC_p/01-541326.htm It seems...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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...
  8. Salvatorejrc

    Encryption

    How can you tell if a frequency is encrypted on the Radio reference database?
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. KoruII

    STARTER KIT - LIVE STREAMING

    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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. H

    Kent County Newbie needs advice

    Hello folks! I am looking at getting started in the police/fire scanning hobby but I need some advice. I live in Grand Rapids and I want to monitor Kent County frequencies, sheriff, GR Police, GR Fire along with some of the immediate surrounding police and fire frequencies in a twenty mile...
  16. B

    Advice for setting up TRX 2 in UK

    Hi, I've just purchased a trx2 which should arrive next week. I've read through a number of the threads on here and am interested in any advice in setting up the scanner for use in the uk. I've only previously had analogue scanners the last being a handheld uniden. this is my first digital...
  17. COMSECFORPatrol2016

    Advice needed on Best Acoustic Tube "Surveillance" Headsets for Nightclub environment

    Advice needed on Best Acoustic Tube "Surveillance" Headsets for Nightclub environment Hello, I'm looking for advice on what the best acoustic tube headsets are for noisy environments. I am the operations manager for a security company and one of our locations is a nightclub. The...
  18. H

    Help me find my next scanner

    After many years of service, my RS Pro-96 is on its last legs (on-off/volume knob is going bad). I could really use some expert advice from you all on an economical replacement. I’d love a slight upgrade from the Pro-96 but I certainly don’t need the “latest and greatest”. I’d like to stick with...
  19. M

    Uniden BCD436HP or Whistler TRX-1?

    Uniden BCD436HP or Whistler TRX-1? I'm in Nebraska. My last scanner was the Radio Shack Pro-34. Most of the buttons on it don't work and I haven't yet desoldered the board from the antenna connection to remove it and see if I can just clean the contacts or what.. But,... Considering my...
  20. metwrench

    Advice on Buying HandHeld Scanner Please

    I want to purchase New or Used Handheld Scanner for Picking up Multiple VHF /UHF Bands, I DONT NEED Tons of Channels Here ...16 Would be more than enough. Something EASY to Program with GOOD Volume and External Speaker Capability's ( lapel speaker ) Good Long Battery Life or Recharging would be...
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