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WOJTEK86

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I just got the radio shack pro 197, programing software (win500), radioreferance subscription, usb data cable, and an antenna. I have programmed in all the frequencies that were provided in the database for my area.

The dispatch is encrypted. When I listen to the scanner I only hear short transitions and not the whole conversations. I can't really make up anything that is going on. I see an ambulance pass by my house and I didn't hear what this was about. What else should I do with my radio to get better at this.

Should I search some frequencies? Is there more frequencies that are not in the database?

How can I make my radio pick up all of those local police frequencies?
 

mciupa

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Hi WOJTEK86

Which area is it that you are trying to listen to?
Is it a trunked system?

Let us know and we'll see if we can help you out. :)
 

WOJTEK86

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Hi WOJTEK86

Which area is it that you are trying to listen to?
Is it a trunked system?
I am scanning Stamford, CT and Greenwich, CT

I have downloaded all that there is in the database for this area.
 

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I just got the radio shack pro 197, programing software (win500), radioreferance subscription, usb data cable, and an antenna. I have programmed in all the frequencies that were provided in the database for my area.

The dispatch is encrypted. When I listen to the scanner I only hear short transitions and not the whole conversations. I can't really make up anything that is going on. I see an ambulance pass by my house and I didn't hear what this was about. What else should I do with my radio to get better at this.

Should I search some frequencies? Is there more frequencies that are not in the database?

How can I make my radio pick up all of those local police frequencies?
Take a quick look at this guide, maybe you missed something when downloading from the database.

WIN500 - UtahRadio
 

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First of all you're mixing apples and oranges here. What exactly is your problem? All I can gather is you're trying to copy encrypted transmissions when such is impossible so you may as well delete those channels. As for other frequencies you're leaving me clueless, I just can't seem to grasp the concept of ALL frequencies in the database for your area being encrypted.
 
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