another pro97 question

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KE7TRQ

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I just picked up a pro97 today and the guys at RS asked if I wanted them to program it for me. Since I'm new to scanning and don't really know what I'm doing I said sure. Well, after a little more research I found out that they programed all kinds of digital stuff that I don't need and it wasn't letting the scanner scan right. So I think I'm going to start from scratch. My question is this... If I want to listen to the analog parts of the MSCO and I'm closest to the white tanks (west side of Phoenix) would I enter all the freqs for white tanks or just the red and blue? Or should I enter everything (that's what RS did) and L/out the freqs that make the scanner stop on but nothing but noise comes out?

002 White Tanks 866.06250 866.13750 866.21250 866.28750 866.36250 866.43750 866.56250 866.68750 866.71250
866.83750 866.86250 868.76250 868.78750 868.91250* 868.93750*

Since this is my 1st post, if they don't show up in color the first * is the red one. Thanks for any help.
 

tglendye

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You will need to download the control channels for the system (both the red & blue). The alternate, usually on a daily basis.

The next thing you will need to do is enter the talk-groups you want to scan. The only ones that you will be able to decipher are the analog ones. They will show up under the "mode" column in the RRdatabase as an "A". You may also see "D" & "E". These are for digital and encryption.

If you don't know about Win97, you should look into it. It's a program to program the Pro97 and makes it much easier. I think it's $25, and it's well worth it. You can download it from www.starrsoft.com . There is a feature on it that you can actually import Radio Reference databases into the Win97 program and you don't have to enter the frequencies, talk-groups, alpha tags, etc. Much easier!

Hope this helps to get you started.
 
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