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Hello Everyone, I'm a noob, at least to the new era of scanning
trunking, alpha tagging, blah, blah, wow, it sure has changed
in the ten plus years, I was out of it. lol... Anyhow,

Question 1 What is Alpha Tagging ?

Question 2 Why/What is the GPS attached to the scanner for ?
is/are there any pro's con's to the this ?

Thanks in advance, I know it may sound stupid to the hot rod hot shot
know it all's, but that's why I'm asking, I hate being in the dark on this.
I'm an old timer from analog days, had a slough of frequencies, memorized,
that does ya' no good anymore. Anyhow, thanks in advance to you all. JD.
 

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1. Alpha tagging allows you to have a descriptive label (12 or 16 char, depending on the model) show up along with the frequency when it becomes active.

2. GPS is used with the newer generation of Uniden scanners for a neat feature called 'location based scanning'. In effect, you can use location based scanning to automatically enable or disable 'systems' as you drive in or out of a given radius that you define. No more leaning over to enable system 2 because you've driven out of system 1's coverage area; it's done automatically by the systems you program. There are a few articles linked in our DMA FAQ that discuss this...

Uniden DMA FAQ - The RadioReference Wiki

73 Mike
 

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Alpha Tagging, so it'd say, Sac Pd on the screen, I see.
I remember, we'd have to know the frequency, in regards
to who it was, now, you can just have the name display,
how interesting.

Mike, thank you for your reply. 73's to ya'.
Yeah, I remember leaning over, enabling a bank
and then disabling a the previous active bank,
as I drove along, in regards
to the GPS stuff.

Your reply was very helpful and I thank you once again. :)
 
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