Haha, you're right and it was indeed a typo. Yeah, just a bit important, huh? See I get nothing but static when I tune straight to that channel as a test. I don't hear the normal control data sound. Ah well, I'll wait to see what these other folks find. I really appreciate your time and help though!! Much appreciated.
OP, any thoughts on Buddrousa's reply? You did say everything was working until two days ago when it suddenly stopped, correct? I admit I'm new to my BCD436HP, but I'm pretty much an expert on the Pro 106...and my Pro 106 has stopped receiving anything in Dorchester county as well. I get nothing here. Not on P800 or P25. I get North Charleston and Charleston PD on P25 as expected, but nothing Dorchester. Even just in open scan mode.
How about this, let me rephrase this. Is there ANYONE here who can, at this moment, successfully receive Dorchester County Sheriff or Summerville PD? If so, what system and frequency are you using for the control channel? Sorry to post so much...it's just that I spent $500 on this scanner the other day and I'm trying to figure out whether I should get my money back because somehow Dorchester is no longer available.
Another important discovery. Go to any online streaming website to listen to Dorchester Sheriff or Summerville PD (Summerville, SC 29485) and you'll hear nothing. Silence. SOMETHING has changed.
Yep, I've done that. I understand they are changing over to P25 so I've tried that. That still doesn't explain, at least I don't THINK, why all the streaming scanner websites for Dorchester and Summerville PD are silent now.
Yep, that makes sense. I just wish I could find the new frequency or talk group IDs. I guess I'll just sit tight and see if anyone else comes up with an answer for the OP. I'm very confident in my abilities on the Pro 106. I can't think of anything more simple than setting up a wildcard for the P25 at the listed control frequency and same for the P800. Open scan. I DO get chatter. But NONE of it is from Dorchester County. Sigh. If I do end up finding out I'm simply an idiot, I'll gladly post my mistake so you all can ream me out. I'll leave you guys alone now. Thanks for putting up with me.
All, with MANY thanks to DB Admin "brian" who helped me get up and running and to those who contributed info in this thread, I can share with you all a few things I learned that may help the OP who was having trouble hearing Dorchester County Emergency Services in the Summerville area, just as I was.
On the BCD436HP, create a new P25 Automatic system. Turn ID Search ON. Create a new site called Knightsville with a control frequency of 860.4625. Fire up Discovery if you like. In the Oakbrook area of Summerville, this works for me.
For those of you who may now feel compelled to slap me and say, "I told you that earlier!" I can only say this. For some reason, I can only get reception of this P25 system when I hold my scanner at just the right angle and in just the right place...even out on my third story balcony I have issues. This caused intermittent reception that I interpreted as NO reception because I assumed that being THIS CLOSE to the transmitter, I shouldn't have any problems. I have an 800 Mhz antenna in the mail on the way to me. Hoping that fixes this.
860.4625 as the control channel in Knightsville picks up Dorchester SO (4103) Dorchester EMS(4142) Colleton Fire (2931) Colleton SO (2921) Dorchester Fire(4165) and SCHP (9613). Couple of other talk groups that I have not been able to figure out.
Have heard nothing from Summerville police or fire. anybody have any luck?
Hooray! The first Dorchester County talkgroups have been posted! Bravo!
Now if someone can grab some site ID numbers, that would be great.[
QUOTE=beanball14;2797000]860.4625 as the control channel in Knightsville picks up Dorchester SO (4103) Dorchester EMS(4142) Colleton Fire (2931) Colleton SO (2921) Dorchester Fire(4165) and SCHP (9613). Couple of other talk groups that I have not been able to figure out.
Have heard nothing from Summerville police or fire. anybody have any luck?[/QUOTE]