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    Scanning STARCOM21 in Cook County IL

    I was looking to upgrade my current scanner (Uniden BC125AT) my local Fire Department has plans to switch to STARCOM21 and I was wondering what type of scanner will be able to scan starcom21?
  2. WX9RLT

    HAZMAT Situation At A Rockford School

    Not much is posted in this forum. So I will post something that just happened today. HAZMAT Situation At A Rockford School Earlier today around 1 PM, the Rockford FD responded to a HAZMAT situation It happened at 2525 Ohio Parkway Flinn Middle School Initial reports said that a hose came...
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    HELP! - Radio Shack Pro-197 Scanner Programming

    Hi all, Recently, my father passed. We always stayed up late listing to the various scanners in surrounding cities of the local activity. So... This has been my mission... I can't figure out how he had IL (Starcom21) all on there and able to hear everything. I was wanting to program in...
  4. RedArrows

    Chicago Air and Water Show 2022

    Since the Chicago air and water show is coming up I'm putting up this forum for any airshow radio frequencies if any pop up
  5. p25man123

    Active Shooter Incident at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee

    Plenty of reports popping up for an Active Shooter ongoing at the moment inside the park. Hearing rumors up to 3-5 victims shot (Unconfirmed). Gurnee Fire Department requested a Life Safety Box Alarm #13-96 over on IFERN. LEOs are operating on Countywide Interop clearing the park at this time...
  6. WX9RLT

    Illinois State Police Release Information From This Mornings Multiple Fatality Accident On I-90

    Illinois State Police Release Information From This Mornings Multiple Fatality Accident On I-90 Tragic News: 7 people have passed away, 5 of them were children. Wrong way driver, collides head on. Both vehicle erupt in flames. I-90 was shut down for several hours. ISP press release in the...
  7. WX9RLT

    Airplane Goes Off Runway & Crashes Into A Vehicle

    Rockford Scanner: Airplane Crashes Into A Vehicle Near Cottonwood Airport in Rockford A small aircraft goes off the runway and crashes into a vehicle in Rockford, Illinois. Details in the link above.
  8. WX9RLT

    RAILROAD: Winnebago County Area Railroad Listening

    RAILROAD: Winnebago County Area Railroad Listening What are the frequencies the local railroads use for the Rockford area? I thought they were listed in the RR database, but I can't seem to locate it now.
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    Monitoring DeKalb County (IL) P25 System

    So, I have a BCD325P2 Last week I was able to listen to DeKalb county's system loud and clear and receiving signal off the sites. Currently (for the past few days) I'm not receiving anything off of the system. I happened to go up to Sycamore and see if it was a location problem and still not...
  10. WX9RLT

    TG 36692 & 36597 & 36582

    I was bored and decided to do the discovery mode on the Starcom21 system and found a few talk groups that I can't seem to find out what they are. TG 36692 & 36597 & 36582 I have checked RR at STARCOM21 Statewide Illinois Trunking System, Statewide, Multi-State - Scanner Frequencies and no...
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    Uniden BCD396XT

    Looking for help! I have a Uniden BCD396XT that I just dug out of the closet. I used to scan local PD's in MA with no problem. Just moved to Illinois and I am trying to get my local PD / FD. I am not a savvy user at all. It seams Carol Stream (and northwest suburbs) use STARCOM21. Can anyone...
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    BCD436HP/BCD536HP: P25 System Not Heard on Uniden BCD436HP (Chicagoland)

    So I've been an analog listener for some time but this is my first real digital scanner. I live in the city of Chicago and have no issue scanning any P25 systems in the area, however, I would like to scan areas near my old University in Romeoville, IL in neighboring Will County. It seems that I...
  13. K

    Need "Reassurance" (Going to buy a new Scanner)

    Hi all, Been a couple years since I had a scanner and am planning to purchase the TRX-2. I'm here in Lake County and am quite aware that encryption is a "thing" up here. That being said, has encryption "ruined" the Lake County experience? Looks like Chicago Police and ISP are still open, so I...
  14. WX9RLT

    Violent Night In Rockford Leaves Many People Shot, And 2 People Dead

    Violent Night In Rockford Leaves Many People Shot, And 2 People Dead http://rockfordscanner(dot)com/2017/08/violent-night-in-rockford-leaves-many-people-shot-and-2-people-dead/
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    Peoria County

    I have attempted to enter the talk groups for Peoria City, Peoria County, Bartonville, Chillicothe,and Peoria Heights into a 996P2 several ways, according to what I have read in the database, and I am still unable to hear them. When I switch the radio to "ID search", I can hear units as far...
  16. WX9RLT

    BREAKING: Shooting at a Rockford Bank, During Robbery

    BREAKING: Person Shot During A Bank Robbery In Rockford ~ UPDATE: At least one confirmed dead via scanner traffic
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    Decatur PD Scanner

    Hello Everyone, Im new to the radio scanner world. I currently live in Decatur, Il. I used to listen to the police everyday on the app on my phone. Recently though the channel has been taken offline. I was wonder if anyone in the area would recommend a cheaper scanner that would allow me to...
  18. WX9RLT

    3 People Shot In Rockford Today

    . 3 people shot in Rockford today # 2 People Hospitalized After a Shooting in the Rolling Green Neighborhood | Rockford Scanner # Another person Just Shot in Rockford, 3rd Shooting Victim In Rockford Today | Rockford Scanner .
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    Starcom 21 Question

    So I'm admittedly new to the digital trunking side of scanning, although I've owned a scanner for the last 15 years or so. I'm coming from a BCT15X and am trying to program a BCD996P2 using ARC-XT. My question is this: if I import the programming through ACT-XT's radioreference option and I...
  20. WX9RLT

    Another shooting victim at Rockford Mall

    Another shooting person shot at Rockford mall One person shot at a Rockford mall, still developing | Rockford Scanner 2nd shooting incident at the mall within weeks