Actually, its easier IMHO, because these lesser known agencies flock to SCHP analog Talk Groups when there happens to be an "event" or emergency. I believe it makes for much better scanning. It also helps to have a digital scanner or two .Does that mean that trying to scan is a waste of time because comms always switch to a scanner-unfriendly mode?
Most of Darlington's sheriff's office is encrypted according to the database. You should be able to pick up fire and some administrative talk groups, however.I am trying to monitor Darlington County on the Palmetto 800 system and I am not receiving anything. I have doubled checked my frequencies and programming.
I am also monitoring/tuning in to the Broadcastify for Darlington County fire and have not herd any traffic in over an hour. Is the Darlington County part of the Palmetto system down or am I missing something?
I am using a BC 396t for my scanner.
Please let me know if there any secret to monitoring Darlington County
I did not know about the moving of the CC. Where I live, Lancaster County, There are 4 or 5 CC or different posts that I can hear. I want to get all their traffic. Therefore, I thought if I left it in Roam it would scan the other SCHP posts to find traffic. In Roam, does it scan all the CC I have programmed in?I know you have a few control frequencies to enter for SCHP and putting it in roam will scan all frequencies entered and if you hit F2 when it is talking you can determine the exact frequency closest you. Then, move that frequency up top using the arrows from the ARC500 frequency list will pick up that station then setting it to stationary will allow better reception.
If it picks up good, I would not bother with changing the settings.