yeah i want to program it to central west i think the freq are 416.21250 to 417.67500 i am not to sure i am new to the scanners can i hook up the scanner to a program on my computer and do it that way it would be a lot better cheers
You can use Freescan if you run Windows (or Linux with Wine) to program the scanner. (Freescan haz a nice little utility that lets you copy the page from the Radio Reference database and paste it into the program.)
Just program in the control frequencies (the ones in red) for the sites you want (basically the ones close to you), and choose the talkgroups you want to listen to. You might want to make separate groups for each type of service (ambulance, fire, etc.) or you might want to put them all in one group. (The difference is that you can enable or disable a group, so you can listen to ambulance calls today, fire calls tomorrow.) It's a matter of personal choice.
Actually, no, he can't. It is a P-25 dgital system. Not a mixed mode system like yours. There is no analog at all. You will need a scanner capable of decoding digital signals. The info your countymen have provided is correct. Larry