We programmed 10 freq. In and we are not getting the first 5 freq. How do you get it to scan , after programming???? Where do you set it? This is very hard to do ,,but i;m determined to make it work ,,,it was a xmas present for my hubby
i entered local .city, county ,and it has PVT andHGY showing and the banks has #1 ,3 and 4 are showing with #1 is blinking,,,, we put in 11 different frequencies, so why aren't we getting the state police? or the fire and ems,,,does it suppose to scan all banks ? or do you have to change to different frequency?
I hate mine I have been messing with it for hours and getting now were. Im in Painesville Ohio and got the county jail less than 5 miles away. I got better listening from internet live feeds. I really have no clue about any of this stuff it has changed so much since the 90's when I could just plug the freq's in from a radio shack book.
Any guidance would help. Thanks in advance
It took me a week to understand how to program it though. No one has clear instructions. I had N_ALSCAN to talking with me about it. He streams some Huntsville scanner traffic. I could not have figured it out without his help.
First I had to upgrade the firmware because of the Local Public Safety Radio rebanding.The link is on the RR site and the Uniden site.
Next I purchased the ARC8 programming software from scannermaster.
Then upgraded my RR subscription to allow direct downloading from their web service. (It is possible to program all of the frequencies manually). I went the easy route. It only took a week LOL.
Here is the tricky part that no one tells you. *** With the trunked system you desire selected check all the Main talkgroup boxes. Then uncheck the talkgroup and sub talkgroup boxes that you don't want to listen to***. This way you don't miss any of the main talkgroups.
In the trunking tab Ion the ARC8 software I had to select trunking system type (motorola type 2 for me), turn on delay, turn on ignore end signal, and set the tab to plan 2 for the Huntsville Public safety system.
The scanner has to be set to receive remote programming. (press and hold the ( . ) on the BCT8 pick the baud rate. and establish communication with the computer containing the software.
Next upload the data to the scanner selecting all the boxes in the trunking section.