Cannot hear any radio traffic

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ScannerHead44

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I just received my BCD996P2 this morning. I am inputting frequencies by hand as I do not currently have a USB or a Windows computer. I live in Wake County and can hear the Town of Cary well(mainly public works, not much traffic on the fire channel before I left). I also programmed in Wake County Simulcast(control channels only) and VIPER Creedmoor site, but I can't hear anything on either. Scanner is at my bedroom window, stock antenna only. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance.
 

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From what I understand, programming rebanded systems (like Wake TRS) by hand is difficult. I do not have a Uniden and am not familiar with the programming of those units by hand. Also, I would suggest you try the West Raleigh VIPER tower and see if that works for you.
 

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From what I understand, programming rebanded systems (like Wake TRS) by hand is difficult. I do not have a Uniden and am not familiar with the programming of those units by hand. Also, I would suggest you try the West Raleigh VIPER tower and see if that works for you.
Thanks! One more question, do you know what USB cable I need to get? Is it universal?
 

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I was able to get my hands on a laptop with Windows, and was able to update my firmware from 1.06 to 1.08.01. I was also able to use the ARC XT software to upload all the talkgroups I want to listen to! Thanks fellas for all of your helpful assistance!!!
 

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Glad to hear you got the laptop and software. Just for your info, it isn't that difficult to program manually with a few basic talkgroups.. In the BCD996P2, program Wake Co as a MOT system with a Custom bandplan:
Lo Freq | Hi Freq | Step | Offset
851.0250 | 854.0000 | 25.0 | 440
851.0125 | 868.9875 | 25.0 | 0
I have ARC-XT. If you need any help, you can attach your programming files and I will take a look at them.
 
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