1. C

    Transmissions coming through a different frequency

    Hi, I have multiple scanners and dongles running all at the same time, and I've noticed something weird that's been happening lately. I have an analog only scanner that scans the airband frequencies from the nearby airport. One of those frequencies is the guard frequency, 121.500 AM. I have...
  2. K

    Carter County, TN - Baofeng CSV for local services (Includes TX if applicable)

    For anyone wanting to scan Carter County services, here is the CSV file that you can import to Chirp for a Baofeng radio. To insert the frequencies into your radio, open the CSV from Chirp, ctrl click on all of the rows in this CSV and press ctrl c once they are all highlighted. Next, download...
  3. I

    Scanning capacity plus with Motorola DP4600e radio

    Hey all, I am having some trouble trying to figure out how I could scan a capacity plus system using a motorola radio. I had a TYT-MD380 that I was using to scan all 4 channels of the system, both frequencies on each time slot. I am authorized by the company that owns the system to listen in...
  4. S

    Lee County School District

    Hi all, For those of you who reside in the Lee County area, I was looking to see if anybody had the frequencies for the Lee County School District bussing.. would love to scan and just listen in! Also, if anyone has updated LCSO/CCPD/FMPD/BSPD/etc, I would love to snag those too if not...
  5. C

    close call DND and scanning a system

    Hello, I am wondering what would happen if i am monitoring a system, close call DND is turned on, and im near someone in the system who is tranmsitting. If they transmit, will it show up as a close call hit, or will it show up as a transmission in the system on my scanner? Thanks
  6. C

    BCD436HP: bcd436hp question about what to hold

    Hello, im new to all this so i dont know much. Im wondering what im supposed to "hold" if i want to properly scan a system. For example, theres a system called "Algonquin College" with a site called "algonquin tower" and a department called "facilities" with 5 channnels such as security, IT...
  7. D

    Is radio scanning legal or illegal in your country?

    I'm wondering which country makes radio scanning legal or illegal. Can you share legal information for radio scanning in your countries? (e.g. links to laws or regulations) I'd like to know which country I can bring scanners with me when I travel.
  8. cakers900

    NX-5000 DMR Tier III Trunked Radio Talk Group Scanning Priority

    I am in the process of deploying a public safety DMR Tier III Trunked Simulcast System. I have nearly a million dollars worth of NX5000 subscriber equipment sitting in my shop that I am not ready to deploy because Kenwood has yet to enable the ability to select a priority talk group during talk...
  9. S

    Angeles Crest/Mount Wilson: No radio signal

    Hello everyone! I took a drive the other day up Angeles Crest Highway and looped back up all the way to the Mount Wilson "antenna farm." I enjoy driving up to these antennas. Very quiet except for the hum of random machines and fans keeping the antennas alive. Anyway, I usually listen to CHP...
  10. XBrandonEdwardX

    Amateur Radio in Niagara Region: New MotoTRBO CAP+ System

    Hey Everyone, I see that there's a lot of people posting pick-ups from their scanners of new/unidentified CAP+ systems in the Niagara Falls area. Though I know most of you are probably scanning for commercial purposes, I would like to let you all know that I myself and 4 other people are in the...
  11. J

    New To Scanning, What Scanner Do You Recommend?

    Hi, I'm new to scanners and I'm just starting out for the first time. I'm looking for hand held radio that scans fire/ems/police traffic and that is compatible with those areas/links down below. Which scanners would be good for an ammeter and that isn't extremely expensive. If you mind listing...
  12. A

    Ways to boost reception/range when scanning Airband and MilAir

    I'm looking for ways to boost my scanner's reception/range when scanning the Aviation and MilAir bands. It uses an SMA-F connector. More specifically, I'm looking for a way to listen to the military aircraft refueling at AR-206 (I live under the entrance of it). Any and all help would be...
  13. TandemH

    Motorola P25

    Can I program a Motorola p25 radio such the sts2500 or xtl2500 to just listen and be like a scanner on a system like North Carolina’s VIPER system
  14. P

    885 database question

    I just recently purchased the 885 and so far I’m very pleased with it. The question I have is currently I am sitting in Wilmington, Illinois which is District 5 for ISP. I’m watching and listening to it on the scanner app on phone, but not hearing anything except occasional fire on the 885. ?? I...
  15. Salvatorejrc


    I'm surprised no one has asked this yet, so I guess I am the first. Does anyone know if scanners produce harmful radiation if you're around them a lot?
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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?
  19. 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...
  20. 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...