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    BCD436HP: Poor reception, programming concerns

    This is my first time posting so I will try and include as much information as possible. Recently I purchased a Uniden BCD436HP, 100ft of LMR-400, and a tram 1410 disc cone antenna. After receiving the Uniden I connected it to the antenna approximately 25 ft above ground. I updated the...
  2. Salvatorejrc

    Is it possible

    So I currently live in morris county NJ and i want to receive all frequencies coming from Newark Liberty International Airport, which is a county over from me (19 miles from me). It's frequencies should be available under essex county on the RR database. I have an sds100 programmed and...
  3. Salvatorejrc

    Encryption

    How can you tell if a frequency is encrypted on the Radio reference database?
  4. 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
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    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...
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    SDS100 Questions

    Considering purchasing a Uniden SDS100 scanner. Have some questions regarding if I will be able to hear frequencies in my local area. I live in Clark County Indiana. Will I need to purchase any special software upgrades in order to hear police, fire, & EMS frequencies in my area? Are any of my...
  7. Romeomike2709

    Old Newbie

    Good morning. Just want to point out what a great help Radio Reference is to me as well as the members who post on the Forums. I've been monitoring for a very long time but suffered from an illness and forgot a lot of what I took for granted. I'm a veteran and former firefighter in a family...
  8. ClwnMan76

    Returning Listener - Need Advice On Scanner

    First off, I hope I got the right forum. Like many of you probably, I'm so scared to post for fear I've chosen the wrong one or didn't read all the rules correctly or something. LOL I haven't listened to a scanner for a few years now. I'm in Tampa, FL and am going to purchase a handheld...
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    Question about radio scanner in a basement

    I live in a basement apartment of a Single family home. The foundation is cinder block and underground I live in an urban area fwiw. I rent so an outdoor antenna is not possible due to landlord. Even a hacked something would be difficult as I cant just drill through cinder block without owner...
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    Gift for my husband - getting started from scratch

    So folks, For my apologies, as this is probably the most basic, most boring thread to start and/or read. But I really need help. My husband has been talking about get a radio for a long time. He's aware that he needs training and a license. Can someone help answer my questions so I can...
  11. P

    Newbie Upgrade from 1995 lol.....Best scanner for starcom 21

    What would you guys suggest for monitoring starcom21 systems with the ability to record specific departments? Oh, and I'd like to keep it under $500 lol
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    Newbie from Grand Rapids here to say HI!

    Hello folks! I am (somewhat) of a newbie. Let me explain; I was, at one time, a licensed amateur radio operator (General License) my call was KC8TBY. Although my ham license has lagged I am getting back into the radio hobby slowly. I am looking into police/fire/EMS scanning at this point in...
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    BCD436HP - suggestions on getting started

    Hi. A newbie here with both a Whistler TRX1 and Uniden BCD436HP. The Whistler is easy stuff. I input my zip or city. I select my scan list (Law Dispatch). Boom, I get my city, adjacent cities, state police, etc. I try to accomplish the same thing on the 436HP but with much less success...
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    Simulcast on Viper

    Edgecombe county NC fire dispatch has a frequency of 154.16000 VHF and being on a fire department in Edgecombe county i have a county supplied Minitor 6 that is set to this frequency only allowing you to hear dispatch . the only thing is i want to hear the trucks check in so i bought a Unication...
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    68cm antenna

    I'm new to UHF radio and I have yet to hook a decent antenna up to my Kenwood HU8360 radio. I'd like to build a custom antenna but I am quickly learning that doing a good job means learning a confounding number of topics. I have seen several J-pole DIY guides but they are all focused at the 440...
  16. apsyms

    Need Help Programming VX-800

    Hey all, I recently purchased 2 VX-800s (vhf and uhf), as well as a programming cable, and am looking to program each. Both radios are already programmed from the previous owner, but I am have a lot of difficulties programming it myself. I have the latest CE-31 software and the Prolific driver...
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    Complete Newbie

    Ok, I'm a complete newbie, beyond newbie in fact. I'll be completely honest I don't know what half these letters stand for and I am beyond confused. So... I would really like some help finding a radio. I want to be able to listen to pretty much anything, not broadcast, just listen. I would like...
  18. N

    Newbie question

    I'm not a total newbie. Quite some time ago I bought a yupiteru 7100. Nice kit. so...life changed and it sat in a drawer for a decade. In the meantime the world changed. I used to like listening to the cops. so can someone fill me in on life these days? I"m in Niagara. I know that many things...
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    Frustrated Newbie BCD436HP

    I've been trying for 2 weeks to get something on the new scanner, my Iphone 5.0 police scanner App gets more action than my scanner. I tried the zipcode location, the favorites with Sentinel, bought a 800Mhz antenna, no great increase in activity. My questions What is the best software? Any...
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    How to get paper license

    I passed my tech. exam a while back and I got my FRN number with password in the mail. I was wondering when I would get a physical copy of the license itself. From what I have been told, the FCC might not actually send these out anymore unless one asks them to. Is that correct? If so, how can I...
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