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Hello ! Hopefully someone can answer a question about the Pro 197 model. I live in Queen Anne's Co., Md. and about 3 yrs. ago, the Upper Md. Eastern Shore Consortium underwent re-banding, I corrected the scanner with Arc 500 software, which worked fine. Lately, 'I've noticed no activity on the scanner, ( both of them ), so I'm speculating another re-band has taken place. My question is simple.: would the Arc 500 software work again ? Any help is appreciated. Thanks !
 

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It would appear that Queen Anne's County switched to First Responders Interoperable Radio System Team (FIRST) Trunking System on October 18th. You can find the discussion on the http://forums.radioreference.com/maryland-radio-discussion-forum/231503-maryland-first-700mhz-trs.html topic on the last few pages.

Unfortunately you will need to purchase a brand new scanner if the database is correct. The new talkgroups listed in the database are marked TDMA, also known as P25 Phase II. You will need a scanner that supports P25 Phase II in order to monitor Queen Anne's County.
 
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The above is correct. I am listening to them now on the State's FiRST Responders system which is phase 2 digital, requiring a pretty modern $450-500 radio to hear.

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From your experience, can you recommend any particular model which has phase II capability ?
Any of those listed at the above link, with TDMA support will work. I own a bunch of them, and all that I own do a good job on the FiRST Responders system.

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WS1095/536/436/996P2/HP1e/HP2e/996XT/325P2/396XT/PRO668/PSR800/PRO652
 
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