Accessing DB WESCOM, now on SC21 TG 1001, 1002)

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mafixit

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My local police department is shown to be on DB WESCOM, now on SC21 TG 1001, 1002.

Is there something I can program into my Uniden scanner to hear the police radio? I hear all surrounding towns based on the frequencies provided in the list, but there is none but this code listed for my community.

Karen
 

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Then you would be needing to monitor the Starcom system which is a P25 digital system.

Your scanner will not be able to scan or monitor that system. You would need one of the following models:

Uniden:
* BCD396T
* BCD996T
* BC796D (disco)
* BC296D (disco)

RadioShack
* PRO-96
* PRO-2096

GRE
* PSR-500
* PSR-600
 

mafixit

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Thanks for the info. Perhaps I'll upgrade at some point, but for the little bitty price I paid for this scanner, I least I get some entertainment :)
 

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Upman is correct , i live in Joliet IL and monitor Plainfield ID1001,1002, via Starcom-ILL just fine on my Uniden 396....I use Tower 101, 102, 126, 115 and you would need a Uniden 396/996.....GRE500/600 will also work but when it comes to digital you can only hear on 158.85-Shorewood, Channahon, ....Sorry if this is a off-post....
 

mafixit

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For now I'll settle for Bolingbrook, Orland and Dekalb and Plainfield EMS on my little $30 flea market special scanner. Some day I'll invest a little more and have even more fun!
 

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I'm in Bolingbrook, and it's no surprise that Plainfield has gone to such a system. They wouldn't want anyone out there monitoring any activity of their vaunted speed traps. I have a trunking scanner from Radio Shack, and can pick up Aurora, Naperville, and Joliet as well as everyone else around the area, so until everyone goes to SC21 TG , I'll do without PPD...
 

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Fire35, your not missing much not hearing PPD, there fire dept is much better listening and its still VHF-analog.....You are missing some great stuf on Starcom District5 and Tollways....
 
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