Cool! Thanks for letting me know, Mckinscan. You said that you're using the Whistler TXR 1 for scanning your local Fire Department, when you program it using the free program software do you need a program cable or is it included with the scanner when it's purchased? My second question would be, is your local Fire Department using a "trunked" p25 phase 1 or 2 system which allows you to scan them using this particular scanner?You can download a Free Program software from Whistler website to program that Scanner with as i have program that same type Scanner for my Local Fire Dept.
I’m using an older version of this scanner and updated the frequency’s the other day using there free software and every so often I will pick up GCSO. I think it’s something to do with the area (I’m in northern Greenville county.) But I am able to pick up others l.. Beging to wonder if the “free” software has all of the new GCSO channels. I do believe I only have one of the new 800 channels. Will update in a few days and see if there’s a difference.
I use Grecoms software that is used for my scanner. They use RR datesbase. Grecom is a SD based scanner. You will still need a scanner that has 800 capabilities. They didn’t switch to another 460 frequency. Sorry if I made it sound that way.