Considering a Digital Scanner - St. Peters, MO

bh758

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I live in St. Peters MO. I am considering buying a digital scanner. I mainly want to listen city of St Peters PD/PW/etc. How do I know if these are encrypted? (Thus, is it worth me buying the scanner?) Can someone tell me if the 7 St. Peters talkgroups listed for SLATER are encrypted or not?

Any information provided would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Brian
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devilhunter

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I live in St. Peters MO. I am considering buying a digital scanner. I mainly want to listen city of St Peters PD/PW/etc. How do I know if these are encrypted? (Thus, is it worth me buying the scanner?) Can someone tell me if the 7 St. Peters talkgroups listed for SLATER are encrypted or not?

Any information provided would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Brian
KI0QB
As of right now, St Peters is not encrypted
 

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pinballwiz86

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Put your antenna up high enough and you can probably pick up MSHP Troop C at Weldon Spring.
 

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You won't need your antenna up high from St. Peters to pick up States Weldon Spring site.
Any scanner which receives p25 phase I and II will work fine.
The newer scanners do a better job with simulcast sites.
 

topgun1986

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bh758, I just moved to St. Charles and am also trying to scan the PD/FD in St. Peters, St. Charles and STL.

All I have is a Radio Shack Pro 197 in my apartment with the standard 3' telescoping antenna. So far, Troop C (Weldon Spring) is all I have picked up.
 

bh758

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If you have your scanner programmed property, you should be able to pick up the others as well. I have mine setup so I only have the St Peters talk groups scanning. (With so many municipalities in St Charles county things can get pretty busy....so I like to keep my stuff a bit more local.)
 
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