Ha. County Base and Offset Freqs /Trunk

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Hi, I want to program a Uniden BC 245 XLT Trunk Tracker Scanner in order to monitor EMS calls in Harford County, preferably the county's A2, A4, etc. channels. I'm not exactly sure if their on VHF or UHF. I've been perussing this site in hopes of finding the info I'm looking for. I found Ha. Countys page on freq's, but I dont find the Base and offset Freqs need. Anyone have an idea? thx, Tom
 

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Harford county uses a digital system which the 245 cannot handle. You would need a digital scanner such as the BCD396 or PSR500 (among others) to copy this system. You can program any of the conventional stuff, however.

73 Mike

[edit] Anything in blue is a link...

Harford county conventional (forget listening to the MDTs - apart from being illegal....)

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=1200

Harford County trunk (as you see there are 'D' (digital) and a few 'E' (encrypted) talkgroups - only 2 'A' (analog))

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=2846

and finally, the currently-available listing of digital scanners. Underlined text in the wiki are links. I would suggest staying away from the BC250 and 785 for reasons listed here in the article...

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Category:Digital_Scanners
 
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You can’t program the BC 245XLT to track the Harford County TRS, since the system is APCO 25 (Digital). APCO 25 is also known as P25. Harford County is on 800 Mhz, but need to upgrade your scanner equipment to received this system. You need the Radio Shack (RS) PRO-96, RS PRO-2096, Uniden 396, Uniden 996, GRE PSR500, or the PSR600. These scanners cost around $500, but some of the older digital scanners can received this system and can be purchased used. 800 Mhz trunked radio systems don’t require base and offset to be program in order to track the trunked systems.

About the only thing that can be received in Harford County is Fire Dispatch on this scanner. Fire Dispatch is on 460.600 Mhz. The 245XLT will track Baltimore and Anne Arundel County TRS for now.

Hope this helps you, even if not the answer that you would have wanted.

Larry
 
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