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AF1US

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New to the forum but have been using RR for many years. I am now living in Iredell County (Troutman - between Mooresville and Statesville) and have a Uniden BCD-536HP. Having some issues with trunking in this area - scanner not picking up anything other than conventional signals.
Does anyone know this scanner well and have an idea of what I might be doing wrong? Using Sentinel software and RR database.

Amateur Extra Class - AF1US

KE4ZNR - do you know an administrator that can change my user name to my ham call?

Thanks, Brian
 

KE4ZNR

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KE4ZNR - do you know an administrator that can change my user name to my ham call?

Thanks, Brian
As far as changing your username please read this thread:
http://forums.radioreference.com/forum-rules-guidelines/304703-frequently-asked-administrative-questions.html

1) How do I change my username?
The site owner, Mr. Lindsay Blanton, is the only person who may do this. You must email him privately at webmaster @ radioreference.com. Be ready to give a good reason why it needs to be changed. Generally usernames are changed because of an amateur radio callsign grant - or change - or you later decide your username should have not contained your true name. All else will undoubtedly be denied. Deactivating your account and creating a new account to circumvent this could possibly result in an infraction and/or having your User Title changed to reflect your old username.
I am sure someone local to you can help you out with the scanner :)
Welcome to RR!
Marshall KE4ZNR
 

Metrofire31

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Update in Macon County

Mike here

My original post in this thread was in May, 2014 right after I had retired and resettled in the majestic western NC mountains (Franklin). For health reasons (I'm scared!!!) I haven't mounted my external antennae on the roof yet but hope to this spring. My house is at 2700' on the side of a mountain and I will need the height to pick up signals beyond the 5000' and 6000' mountains which surround my property in all directions.

For monitoring in my house, I use: BCD996P2, BCD996XT, XTS2500 UHF, XTS5000 VHF, BC780XT, BC796D w/digital card, BC296D w/digital card, and RS Pro-2066.

Mobile in my Jeep Wrangler: Kenwood TK-7180, Kenwood TK-8180, BCD996XT with RH-96 remote, XTS2500 (for P25 VHF monitoring). Also keep the following for when I exit the vehicle: Kenwood NX-300, XTS5000 700/800, XTS5000 UHF, Uniden BCD396XT (2)

I also have numerous Icom and Yaesu handheld and mobile radios (UHF & VHF) plus a few Motorola Sabres, Systems Sabres, and Astro Sabres (VHF, UHF, 800) which I plan to offer for sale on eBay very soon. Let me know if anyone is interested.

Mike
"Metrofire31"
Franklin, NC
WQIT636 (GMRS)
 

drayd48

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What are you trying to scan (Frequencies, Talkgroup Systems)? Have you got the rebanding for the Mooresville System?
 

drayd48

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What are you trying to scan (Frequencies, Talkgroup Systems)? Have you got the rebanding for the Mooresville System?
New to the forum but have been using RR for many years. I am now living in Iredell County (Troutman - between Mooresville and Statesville) and have a Uniden BCD-536HP. Having some issues with trunking in this area - scanner not picking up anything other than conventional signals.
Does anyone know this scanner well and have an idea of what I might be doing wrong? Using Sentinel software and RR database.

Amateur Extra Class - AF1US

KE4ZNR - do you know an administrator that can change my user name to my ham call?

Thanks, Brian
Check your PM
 

rulowenough03

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Josh- KM4KTK
Stony Point, NC
Pro 668 Handheld
BCD 996 Mobile
Yaesu FT-8800R Mobile
Baofeng UV-5R Handheld x2

Hello everyone. Josh-KM4KTK here. Long time listener/enthusiast and recently licensed Ham Radio operator. Happy to be a part of this great community.
 

AF1US

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Update to Issues

New to the forum but have been using RR for many years. I am now living in Iredell County (Troutman - between Mooresville and Statesville) and have a Uniden BCD-536HP. Having some issues with trunking in this area - scanner not picking up anything other than conventional signals.
Does anyone know this scanner well and have an idea of what I might be doing wrong? Using Sentinel software and RR database.

Amateur Extra Class - AF1US

KE4ZNR - do you know an administrator that can change my user name to my ham call?

Thanks, Brian
I got some good suggestions on this site to help my scanning situation in Iredell County but the best thing I did was to add a Diamond Discone antenna to the system. Turned out the Diamond I was using before specifically blocked 800Mhz so that's naturally not going to work.

I posted a picture of the antenna stand I built for the Diamond to sit in my attic [See Scanning in Mooresville thread]. Very strong signals all over the county now! http://forums.radioreference.com/no...ion-forum/328790-scanning-mooresville-nc.html

Thanks for all the advice.

Brian
AF1US
 
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PugCity

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Burlington, Nc
Your Name (& ham callsign if you have one)
~Location
~Radios in your shack
~What do you monitor on a daily basis?

Rod
Burlington NC
Cobra DX 29 (CB)
Still trying to find Local Channel in Burlington. Right now still scanning the Bands.
 

RobJustice4713

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Youngsville, NC
Hey Everybody!

My name is Rob, and I recently moved to the Raleigh (Youngsville) area from Tucson, Arizona. Ironically I moved to an area (Franklin County-Harris LSM) that I cannot monitor. Ive been into scanning for about 12 years now and have had a slew of different radios. I am interested in knowing about any types of radio clubs in the area that I can join.

Equipment:

Uniden BCD436HP,
Uniden BCD536HP
Whistler WS1098
Baofeng UV-5R x2
 

newsnick175

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Denver, North Carolina
Nick Fischer: retired news cameraman (CBS2 NY 40 years)
Retired volunteer firefighter (Melville,NY 41 years)
WQPU474 - GMRS
BCD996XT x 3, BCT15X, BCT15 x 2, BCD396XT & BCD436HP
Kenwood: TK-8182, TK-3360
Very happy about the lack of encryption on VIPER & UASI
 

t0xPro-197

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Maggie valley North Carolina
hi todd came from nw ga too maggie valley little over year ago been in scanning since 1992
uniden 396xt
baofeng 2 way radio
Uniden BCD436HP,
trying too get ham lic not doing good on test
 

KF6RIJ

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fellow brethren who regularly ignore static

Jon, KF6RIJ here. Recently moved to Moore County after 20 plus years in the wilderness of 6 land. Spent more than 2 hours attempting to change address on the FCC website, will just have to wait a couple more days. Currently using a BC780xlt and a BC296d, along with an Icom 706 for everything lower. Really like milcom monitoring and of course, everything else that moves. Really, anything that agitates electrons is what I listen to. Debating changing callsigns, since it isn't actually required, but regardless, I am here. Like the space that is RR. Hope all you guys(and girls) are good. Looking forward to participating.

Good day, and happy monitoring.
Jon
 

ncranchero

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Denver ,NC
Steve. A bit slow on the draw here, too many irons in the fire.
Denver,NC
PRO433, HP1, PRO649, BCT7 (sold everything else)
Mainly monitor NCSHP & Lincoln County
 

Mtnfyre

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Rosman NC
~Bradley Henderson
~Mills River NC
~ uniden hope patrol 1 in truck Kenwood tk-280 portable
~ Transylvania and henderson EMS and fire other ems and fire as i pass thru

Paramedic so i keep up with work on days off. wife hates it but after 20 years in emergency services as a firefighter, ems or medic seems odd not to hear the chatter in the background
 

gobigkahuna

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Swansboro, NC
~ Paul
~ Swansboro, NC
~ General Class Radio Amateur KF6TIL
~ No VHF / UHF gear at present, have an Icom IC-718 HF xcvr waiting to be put on line.
~ Retired Navy and Merchant Marine officer, currently a volunteer fire fighter for Swansboro Fire Department.
 

SCPD

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Virginia
Hello from Charlotte/LKN area...

Got a nifty little shack, all covert suburban stuff, run a kenwood tm-v71 in suv, lots of misc kit, alinco hf rig, ht's, scanners/sdr and the like..

glad to be aboard...
 
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