Do Scanner Listeners Share Frequency Files?

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AD6KA

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HI:

I'm new here, so if this has been asked an answered, sorry.

I recently purchased a used Uniden BC 250D
with the APCO 25 chip installed, and a USB programming cable for
the radio, and a copy of Butel ARC250. Only thing missing is the
factory charger, and in it's place is a 12vdc 500ma Yaesu HT wall wart
with the proper connector soldered on.

I will have to download the manual but that's probably
easy to find with Google.

Scanner is in great shape but only has bout 25 police & fire
frequencies entered, but I don't know how to access the other
banks of channels.

My main question: Are there websites you can go and
download already compiled frequency lists/configurations
for your area that someone has built before? And just load
those pre-compiled lists into your scanner? (Instead
of having to enter the freqs, alphanumeric tags, and other data
into the "speadsheet type" Butel sofwatre?
I know it sounds LAZY but I had to ask.

I live in the Los Angeles Area (San Fernando Valley) and was thinking that
someone somewhere has a wonderful freq list/setup for this radio.

Do scanner guys share these type files or post these on the Net?
I know hams who "Clone" their HT's freqs with friends when they are going
to be in the same area.

I am a ham radio operator, AD6KA, and have owned
simple scanners years ago, but this Trunking and APCO 25
is all new to me.

And just a quick question before I dive into
the manual, please?
How do you change which BANK of channels
you wish to scan, using the front keypad & controls.

Thanks and 73, Ken AD6KA
 

jackj

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Hummmm.....No, scanner users don't share frequencies. The list of frequencies you will find here in the "Data" section are just made up. If you know of any frequencies, you should ke................Aggg!! They got me!
 

ka3jjz

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Ken if you purchase a premium subscription you will be able to download data from the online databases into ARC250. To find out about this, float your mouse over the About tag in the blue toolbar to the right under the Scanner Master ad, and select Premium Services.

Alternately go to the California forum and ask for an ARC250 file for your area. Be specific about the software, as different formats and packages aren't always compatible or importable. Another source would be a Yahoo scanning group for your area. We have a few of them listed here...generally the more active the group, the more likely someone might have something you can use

California(US) - The RadioReference Wiki

73 Mike
 

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Ken, ya lazy ham :wink:. Trry this ARC250D file.

Sent from a motel in Wilmington DE.
 
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AD6KA

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Ken, ya lazy ham :wink:. Trry this ARC250D file.
Sent from a motel in Wilmington DE.
Thanks to everyone for your replies.

@ FMON: Thank you very much for the file.
That's exactly what I was looking for.

@Jackj: Yeah, the thread title was IS pretty
stupid...DOH....... I should've worded that much differently.

@ ka3jjz: Thanks for the link and the info. Will check
out that area of the site and possibly the premium ubscription.

73, Ken
 
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