help a newbie

  1. R

    not sure what im doing wrong

    I've recently been trying to receive images from the noaa polar satellites but i have yet to get an actual image ive received steady signal from several of the satellites but all i see are black screens and static, im using an rtl sdr and the dipole it comes with with a wideband lna (5Mhz-4Ghz)...
  2. N

    Pro-107 Questions

    Hey everybody! I have some questions regarding the(discontinued) RS Pro-107. If these questions have been answered in a previous post, please forgive me and link me. First off, I have last update of iScan for the Pro-107 (v1.06) and it works great to pull and push to the SD card. However, NONE...
  3. Allantalon

    I’m having trouble with my scanner.

    Hi. I have a uniden bearcat BC350A, I am relatively new to using scanners. My Dad was a MP for the ARMY. It was given to me as a gift. My scanner works it picks up weather Chanel’s but I hear some chat only so often as if it sounds to be other people talking. I’ve been trying to pick up signals...
  4. N

    Which one is right for me?

    Hi all, new to posting here - long time user.. I just have a question in regards to the type of scanner I need to hear rebanded trunks. The link to the state wide trunk I would like to hear is: I’m seeing the Uniden BCD436HP and BCD536HP as...
  5. G

    BCD436HP: New at this, seeking guidance

    Hi everyone, I just got the scanner 2 days ago and I have been doing a ton of reading. I really enjoy learning about all of this. That being said, I still feel like I'm missing a lot of information. If you could help me with the below questions that would be excellent thank you so much for your...
  6. R

    Where to Begin

    Hi everyone. This is all pretty new to me and I am eager to learn more about scanning and becoming a licensed amateur. I have registered for my FRN and will be working on taking the exam shortly. I have some general questions on how to pick up chatter as I cant seem to pick up anything on my...
  7. C

    WS1040: Program a WS1040. Will Pay.

    Hello, We purchased a Whistler 1040 Trunking scanner. I found the user's manual online and 3 or 4 YouTube tutorials. My son and I aren't having much luck. We'd like local police, fire, EMS and a Naval Base nearby. I'd be willing to pay a fee to get some help programming it. Possibly via Zoom or...
  8. D


    Okay i am new to this and i have no background in scanner programing. The language is Greek to me and i was under the impression that if i upgraded to premium service i would be able to download the software to program the WS1065. i am have a hard time a believing they would charge me $30.00...
  9. F

    Question about coverage area.

    Hello, I am kinda new to this whole thing, I just bought a Uniden Bearcat BC125AT. After I bought it, I looked at the frequency I would use. Then i looked at the coverage map provided by RadioReference. I looked at the map and it showed the coverage area, that is when I noticed that I was barley...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. villlythekid

    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...
  15. 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
  16. M


    I have a xts3500 and I a wondering what I have to use for programming and where do I find it
  17. 2000nesman

    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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()...
  20. 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...