Davis county newbie

Hoodie1313

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Hey guys. Newbie in Clearfield area. I have an Beufang that I've been listening to Boxelder co Law 155.595 for a month or two and I'm hooked. Looking to maybe pick up a Whistler 1040 scratch and dent.

I could really use some mentoring. I have no idea what I'm looking at.

Thanks in advance.
 

Hoodie1313

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Mostly Law/Fire stuff. In Davis Co and Northern Utah but also I travel through Idaho and Wyo a lot. I also think it could be fun to listen to anything available from Hill AFB.

Mostly it's a case of "I don't know what I don't know." If I pick up a scanner, I know I still need to put something in it. I'm hoping to get some help with Utah file that someone is willing to share and / or help me understand the talk groups and setting things up.

I did see something about a Utah Scanner meet up but it doesn't look like it's been recently active.
 

522

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I guess it also depends on how deep your pockets are. A lot of the valley is using simulcast (Davis County included) and most scanners have a hard time with that.
The Uniden SDS100 handles it well... but comes with a hefty price tag as well ($650)

Now if youre not concerned with that, and mostly want HAFB, that Whistler 1040 would work for Hill, as they are using Project 25 Phase 1.

I have the Uniden SDS100 and use Uniden's free software called Sentinel. It makes life easy uploading info to the scanner.
Perhaps look at finding a used Uniden BCD436HP Ive heard that it handles the simulcast here in the valley well enough. It can use Uniden Sentinel software, and is a great scanner from what I understand. A higher price point than the Whistler you mentioned but I think it would work out better for you in the long run.

As for the Utah Scanner meet up... idk ... it seems like it didnt have much interest, as you noticed, not very active.
 

pmstewart

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Hoodie,

I live in the Ogden area and have done quite a bit of research on the Weber & Davis Simulcast. If you'd like you can pm me and I would be glad to share what I know.
 
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