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I recently dusted off my RS PRO-95 after moving to Richmond, VA and am trying to set it up for the localities here. I've reset the unit, and programmed in the frequencies here but after thirty minutes there was no traffic (I was at the VRS and we definitely had traffic over the radios). So I presume I did something wrong.

Anyone here possibly have ideas for where my setup may have gone sideways.

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The Pro-95 is an analog only scanner; you won't be able to monitor much as just about everything public safety in the region is in P-25 phase 1 or phase 2 digital. Local law enforcement is encrypted. Fire and EMS is in the clear. State Police is in the clear on the STARS system.

In short, you need a digital capable scanner.
 

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Is/are there certain agency(ies) you’re trying to monitor? There are still a handful of dispatch simulcasts you could monitor, but as stated above, a digital scanner is your best bet for the RVA.


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UncleTravelingMatt - pro-95 is a Analog ONLY General Coverage Scanner. Its fine for AM-FM radio, VHF Air, Marine, VHF/UHF Highway Patrol, but not much else, its also missing the 700 Mhz Public Safety band and it cant receive Digital Simplex or Digital Trunking that public safety uses today. most Public Safety has gone to P25 Phase I or II. and they may or may not use Simulcast.
I would keep the Pro-95 around for General Info like weather , AIR, MARINE bands.
but I would invest in a Digital Capable scanner from Whistler like the WS 1080.
 
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