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kingnebi

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Hello all,

I have been a scanner enthusiast for many years, but this is the first radio I have ever had that uses a trunking system. I have a UNIDEN BR330T Racing edition (not that i care about the racing part) I have the UNIDEN Bearcat programming software and all the thrills. I live in the Boston area and want to listen to the Mass state police. I have all the info from Radio Ref. and what not from the Mass state police section of the database, but have no idea how to apply it properly. I tried to Downlaod the file thru Radio Ref.and the program ARC300 (I got that thru some download along wth my Bearcat software) but that proved to mess me up more. I really need help understanding trunking systems and how they work, becasue i am clueless on how to set-up the sytems, groups, freq and control channels.

Thanks for anyone that gives a reply that can help.

Ron.
 

Al42

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Create a System (in the Uniden software or the scanner). Select a site from the RR database listing. Each site has to be programmed into a separate system. PRogram in the red and (if there are any) blue channels for that site.

Decide how you want to set the scanner up - one county/department/area per system, or in groups within one system. I'd set up a group for each "thing" I wanted to listen to.

Put the talkgroup IDs you want into the groups you want - for instance, in the Barnstable group I'd put the IDs from 37264 to 38672. Etc., for other groups/agencies ...

The few TGIDs labeled "D" in the "Mode" column are digital, so you won't be able to hear them, so it doesn't make any sense to program them.

You might also want to read through the trunking wiki - http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Motorola_Type_II and http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Motorola_Type_II_SmartZone in particular.
 
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