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  1. J

    HT 1250 scanning questions

    I have a few questions about scanning on the HT 1250. As most of you probably know, there are eight zones you can have with up to 16 channels per zone. I have three zones: Police, Fire, EMS, and three scan lists in CPS for each of those zones. Say If I wanted to scan all the police channels and...
  2. 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...
  3. Salvatorejrc

    Antenna Strength

    This is probably an obvious to most that are experienced with scanning, but will a mobile/portable antenna that is designed for a specific band ALWAYS perform better in that band than one that is designed for multiple/all bands?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. E

    Scan P25 on Uniden SDS100

    I just recently purchased a Uniden SDS100. I have added custom scan lists on P25 and analog channels. My problem is there is 50+ sites for the local statewide P25 system. I currently have a local scan list with just the tower thats in my county but whenever I am traveling I have to re-enable the...
  7. E

    Creepy moments on the radio.... at night!

    I have been listening to radio for decades and came across this very odd transmission one night which I could not make sense of. It happened as follows: It's not Halloween yet but I was scanning through military ATC channels in the south of Britain one night at approx. 8.30 pm local time this...
  8. D

    Loud & Clear DMR in Western Mass

    Does anyone know who is on or around 152.970Mhz? I’ve only heard bits and pieces of what sounds like a talk group used for education communications. Makes me believe it’s is part of a trunk system. The signal is clear in the Berkshire County area as well as into Springfield if I remember correctly
  9. T

    WS1065: Help getting scanner to pick up

    Used the computer cable to import my scan lists to radio but it just scans and don't pick up anything. Help!
  10. w2xq

    32nd Winter SWL Fest Feb 28-Mar 2, near Philadelphia

    "The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio hobbyists of all stripes, from DC to daylight. Every year scores of hobbyists descend on the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburbs for a weekend of camaraderie. The Fest is sponsored by NASWA, the North American Shortwave Association, but it covers much...
  11. N

    Problem with ProScan

    11/7/2018 12:34:39 PM Hi I’m new to the forums, glad you’re all here, so my question is.. I have a Uniden BCD325P2 and mainly use ProScan to program it, for the last couple of month or so.. Just recently I’m having a problem I can not figure out. When the scanner is connected with ProScan...
  12. S

    How to get the best result from a new receiver

    I'm In Canberra and have a AOR AR-DV1 with the latest firmware update, connected to an AOR SA7000 antenna. I also have a discone antenna. Both are above my roofline. What should I be trying to listen to and at what times? I don't have a listening preference. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
  13. E

    West Linn Police!

    For a while now, I have been trying to listen to the dispatch chatter of my local police department which is West Linn. I had been listening to the Clackamas County Law Enforcement scanner on Broadcastify and 155.430/155.190 on my Baofeng Uv-5ra and thought that I was in the right place until I...
  14. M

    P25?

    Hi, I'm trying to listen to my local police, I have a BAOFENG UV-5R but its analog? and my police use digital P25? I also have 2 RTL SDR USB dongles. Here is a list of my frequencies https://i.imgur.com/dR9QksP.png I'm lookin for a scanner that can listen to P25 systems, I've looked around...
  15. C

    Will G5 work on a SmartZone system in migration to p25?

    Help me understand the G5 I just came across this device and think it will help me with the problems I have encountered with the RadioShack Pro-668 SCAN. I simply don’t get all the transmissions anymore. Moving on, I like everything about the G5 from durability, size, testimonials, etc. and...
  16. R

    Easy BCD436HP question?....

    Unlike the 'old' scanners that had a scan button on them, the BCD436HP does not. What I am looking for is what button is it that will continue the scan when the radio has hit on a channel that is not of interest at the time and you just want the scanner to continue the scan. Nothing to do with...
  17. A

    Parke County REMC

    https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?fccCallsign=WQIJ957 In reference to the above link, what are the extra frequencies used for? The county listing only lists output frequencies, are the other frequencies input frequencies? This seems like it's a trunked system but it's listed as not...
  18. S

    DSD Sound Output issue - Ubuntu 16.04

    I have a uniden bearcta scanner with a discriminator output mod. It wokrs perfectly decoding audio with DSDplus in windows. However when I try to use it with DSplus in Linux i get the error Syncing voice output stream An error occured while using the portaudio output stream...
  19. A

    DMR Reference Question

    When I look through some of my counties listings for DMR, the color code is listed, but then for the TG and SL, it just has "*" next to it instead of the talk group and time slot. What does the asterisks denote? I looked all over the Wiki and could not find any information. Thanks!
  20. S

    rcmp scanning

    I am interested in getting a scanner that can hear everything! Used to have one years ago that I could hear rcmp, fire, ambulance, and mb hydro (for some reason). Can anyone reccomend a scanner with these capabilities please? Or let me know if this even still possible? thank you
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