help a newbie

  1. JacksonM1007

    HT1000 Motorola HT1000 (Seller Programmed) Program issues

    I bought a near mint HT1000 off of ebay and its programmed by the seller, but some things are programmed incorrectly. i have some youtube videos up asking what the heck is wrong, but make sure to read the description of the videos to better understand what is wrong and what im asking. Edit...
  2. 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...
  3. S

    Questions About San Bernardino County Trunking

    Let me start by saying I am very new to scanning in general but have some experience with my BC125AT. I've been casually listening to Air traffic for a few years and have just recently gotten into listening to the local fire frequencies. I live in Riverside County and have been able to listen to...
  4. Z

    Help with Bloomington police/fire/EMS

    I live in Bloomington indiana. I cannot pickup anything other then Dispatch, no car too car or talk around groups.
  5. V

    Need Help Programming a system

    I need help programming the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority system (Motorola Type II Smartnet) for the BCD996P2 using FreeScan. The weirdest thing is that it was working a few weeks ago and I was messing around on my scanner a little and it just stopped working after that. The...
  6. J

    Will you please advise what Site to use when programming wayne county (82) dearborn have sent endless hours trying

    Will you please advise what site to use when programming group Wayne County (82) Dearborn Have spent endless hours trying
  7. M


    I have a xts3500 and I a wondering what I have to use for programming and where do I find it
  8. 2

    Help with static issues on stream RTL-SDR

    Hi all, I come to you for assistance or guidance as I am very new to all of this. I'm trying to broadcast over on broadcastify on this page and its been a complete train wreck. I'm streaming to the site using a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and a RTL-SDR dongle. I've managed to get Weather Band to play on...
  9. Lon_prepper

    Mesh Networking

    Hello, I am new to ham radio (I'm getting my license at the end of this year hopefully). I've been looking into mesh networking as a possible proposal to my club for ARES and I was wondering if there are any cheaper radios that I could buy that run on the 13cm band, if anyone could give insight...
  10. F

    OSMOSDR source_c creation failure in op25

    I am fully aware of THIS post and i have followed it multiple times, however whenever i reinstall op25 with ./ i get the same error over and over again: osmosdr source_c creation failure Traceback (most recent call last): File "./", line 921, in <module> rx = rx_main()...
  11. J

    Need help and suggestions

    so i have a little bit of clue when it comes to this but i need help on to know what radio i would need. so i attached 2 screenshots of the DEC and HEX. and then the analog frequency. I can get Motorola XTS3000 446-512MHz UHF or Motorola HT1250 LS that is 450-512MHz UHF i just dont...
  12. N

    Volume Knob?

    Hello, I recently got a Uniden TrunkTracker III scanner and the volume is just a golden half stick, it makes it difficult to turn the volume up and down gently, when I try it will often go too high or too low and it is getting annoying, not sure if the previous owner maybe broke/removed the...
  13. S

    Help Tecsun PL-660

    Hello I have a PL660, which works perfectly, I think it's an excellent radio . I recently purchased a Tecsun AN100 but after trying to hear something with the antenna, the radio does not receive any more AM stations (with or without antenna). Just a noise, like interference. Other bands were...
  14. T

    new to the sport

    I have an old realistic pro 2024 which I cant get to pick up anything and I am looking at getting a Uniden BCD996T , I don't know if this will monitor Polk County fire or not. Would you tell me what I need to get if that uniden will not work? Thanks for the help. Tom
  15. S

    ICOM-F44GT Radios saying INVALID??

    Hi all, Im new to the radio world and have gotten a couple of these hand held units from a friend. They are second hand, they turn on but when i go to use them they beep and say invalid? They already seem to be programmed to certain channels from the last user and im waiting for a data cable...
  16. A

    Newbie desperately seeking help

    Hey guys, as the thread title states, I'm dumbfounded when it comes to radio waves, frequencies and the like (helpful reading appreciated). I have a BCD536HP that needs an outdoor antenna. I listen to Police and EMS in Rhea County, Tn on the Tennessee Advanced Communication Network if that...
  17. I

    AOR 8200 pre-loaded channels

    Can someone please help me, I lost all my pre-loaded memory banks and I tried to recover from a backup but my external drive is dead. All my backups are gone. What I need is someones backup of AOR 8200 with pre-loaded memory info. Thank You
  18. J

    Stumbled on unknown Morse code.

    So Saturday at work my co workers and I stumbled on a strange Morse cod esignal that’s been broadcasting all weekend, it sounds like the same message every time and I was wondering if anyone could give me a hand in figuring this out.
  19. Z

    (Newbie) Uniden BCD325P2 Frequency Help (PL/CTCSS)

    Hey there community! I recently bought myself the scanner that's in the title, and after reading the manual and searching the internet, I am still clueless as to how to specifically program in a CTCSS (PL) type frequency. My local police department uses a frequency (143.08500 MHz) with a...
  20. N

    Looking for mobile antenna advice - selection and mounting.

    I'm a noob and finally got my first radio for Christmas. I will be using a Kenwood TM-D710GA on a 2017 Toyota Tundra. I have no idea what type of antenna to get and was hoping you can help me pick one. Usage: I'm not interested in HF. I would like to maybe explore hitting repeaters in the area...