Radio never affiliated, nor could it. Transmit totally disabled internally by removing and modifying. The post mmtstc refers to was started by me. We hashed out the details and got a Astro Spectra to scan the system with the conventional scan trick that many have discussed here and on other forums.That is very dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. Legal issues aside, if you affiliate with a radio ID, the user with the ID you cloned will have their talkgroup audio - including TX - slaved to what you have selected. So when they call for help on their main they actually talk on what TG you are listening to. A scanner would be a better choice unless you understand the relationship between CPS, a 9600 trunking system, and network management.
Furthermore, with the radio you are restricted to making changes with your PC. The scanner is more flexible.
If one knows what they are doing, and thats the largest stumbling block here, monitoring with a radio isn't that big of a deal. Now before the RR police step in and start flaming....I would say more importantly read the SRB website and you will see that if you do what you are asking you can, and I would most likely say, be charged with a felony.
I would suggest a scanner also as you can program them to whatever you would like as well as not cost as mush as using a two-way radio.
True... But that doesn't stop someone from taking the simple route. I know plenty that scan ARMER using Astro Spectra's and just put in the voice frequencies for their local tower leaving the control channel out or programming them all in and having the radio set for user selectable lockout, that way if the control channel changes you can make a quick change as well. Sure its not trunk tracking, but they still hear the traffic. However the effectiveness of this method will change in time. Down here we basically only hear state patrol and DOT on ARMER. A few counties have migrated but one can scan it conventionally and go hours without any activity until a SP unit wanders in.If you spend enough time asking around on these boards, or other online locations, you will eventually find someone who will teach you how to do what you seek. For the most part those “teachers” have no understanding of the system side of trunked systems, and could care less about the safety of the users, or are too ignorant to know the consequences.
Before you consider researching this further, please review Minnesota statutes:
609.891 (ARMER is a computer network, a key is needed to access it legaly)
can i get a link to that post pleaseRadio never affiliated, nor could it. Transmit totally disabled internally by removing and modifying. The post mmtstc refers to was started by me. We hashed out the details and got a Astro Spectra to scan the system with the conventional scan trick that many have discussed here and on other forums.