Looking at the database, I see 800/Jackson Co and VHF freq's for Ocean Springs. Which is the best set of freq's for Ocean Springs PD, and surrounding agencies (Fire, Jackson Co EMS, Sheriff, etc). Thx for any help....
My old PRO-97 handheld. Frankly, I have been out of scanning anything other than UHF, VHF for a year or so, so I don't even know if I have compatibilty with what's out there now.Oh and out of curiosity, what kind of scanner are you using?
You're not going to hear Ocean Springs police on your PRO-97. Its not a digital scanner. The only police departments on the Jackson County system you'll hear are GAUTIER and MOSS POINT. As I and others have said you'll need a digital scanner to hear all of the other police departments. A PRO 96, or Uniden BCD96 or BCD396T or the GRE PSR-500/600.Went back to Ocean Springs today with my newly loaded freq's. Scanner would often (though not continually) stop at the TG with the alpha designation OS Police and it sounded like a control channel. Huh? I realize Sunday radio traffic would probably be light, so there wasn't much other traffic while I was there. Moss Point dispatch came in fine. Some Gautier FD stuff. Arcadian Ambulance popped up several times.
Have I got something set wrong? I'm just guessing here, but I have the type set to MOT. Should it be something else- Conventional, etc? Why the 'control channel' sounds occasionally?
Thanks for ALL YOUR HELP AND PATIENCE with me.
Thanks again. I'm gonna start poking around for some equipment.There are cheaper places to buy from, but yeah a new scanner is required. My advice, DON'T buy a PRO-96. Its out of date, won't handle the new 700mhz trunking systems that are going up. Either a Uniden BCD396T or the new GRE PSR500 (which technically is who makes Realistic PRO scanners) to handle the new systems.
Yea, I have a a Pro-96. I don't even use it. I say the only reason to have one (esp. in an area with 700 trunking) would be a secondary scanner to hear 800 trunking systems along with a primary system (main scanner) simultaneously. Yet, that is probably worthy of another thread; apologies, hehe.There are cheaper places to buy from, but yeah a new scanner is required. My advice, DON'T buy a PRO-96. Its out of date, won't handle the new 700mhz trunking systems that are going up. Either a Uniden BCD396T or the new GRE PSR500 (which technically is who makes Realistic PRO scanners) to handle the new systems.