Yea I noticed that more and more, as I was listening to it yesterday. And needless to say - by the time I turned it on at work, I wasn't surprised to hear an occasional long distance call.Just FYI, St. Clair and Algonac fire are on the MPSCS, so if there was a unit on their talkgroup associated with a site near you, that was the site you were hearing. 60 miles from the inside of a car on 800MHz is a little much, even for a GRE scanner.
Yeah - I kinda wish I coulda heard the rest of that stop some trooper did just North of Pinconning on I-75! lolWirelessly posted (BlackBerry8530/188.8.131.523 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)
Welcome to monitoring MPSCS. On statewide system, such as this one, you could have someone with a handheld, in Monroe, talking to someone on a handheld, who is standing in Marquette. I frequently hear distant fire departments communicating with air ambulances, on Air LZ1 and Air LZ2.
As a scanist, you won't be able monitor any traffic that doesn't have an authorized subscriber on that talkgroup, on the tower you are monitoring.
Charles, you can arrow right in the MPSCS menu and select the sites that are close to you, then just import the ones you need.Programming was a breeze, in more ways than one! lol I just followed the prompts, and it was finished in a matter of minutes! Although, if I'm not mistaken - it looks like it it uploaded all the freqs in the State! lol
When I setup my 500, I selected the control channels for the counties I am like to travel to or through.DaveIN said:Charles, you can arrow right in the MPSCS menu and select the sites that are close to you, then just import the ones you need.