North Dallas/DFW Area for a Pro-95?

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Cressida81

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I've found my old pro-95! yay! Its still loaded up with Los Angeles County freqs though and now that I'm in Dallas I think I might be just a wee bit out of range.

Its been years since I've done much with the scanners so I'm really out of date on terminology or how to use this pro-95.
I live in the DFW Area, Specifically in the North Central beat for DPD and Just south of Plano.
Am I going to be able to get those agencies with my scanner? the scanner is "dual trunking".
I also have some kind of PC interface cable for the scanner and I remember at one time being able to upload a file with all the frequencies I wanted onto the scanner and that it was a lot easier than manually programming it in.

Any tips? Also anyone have one of those files with all the DFW area frequencies?

Thanks!
 

n5ims

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Yes, DPD and DFD are both on conventional UHF channels (the list is in the RR database here --> Dallas County, Texas (TX) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference). Please note that there are rumors that they'll move to a new 700 MHz P-25 system (Dallas P25 / NCTCOG Trunking System, Dallas, Texas - Scanner Frequencies), but it's not 100% clear if that will just be for interop, full operations, or both. For this (and other area agencies you may be interested in), you may want to start saving for a digital scanner.

Plano, however, is P-25 digital. Richardson is currently EDACS and should work with the Pro-95, but they're close to moving to their new P-25 digital system as well. Carrollton/Addison/Farmers Branch are on the Carrollton Public Service System which works well on my Pro-95. Lewisville (a bit west for you, but probably easily monitored) works well except for one channel (due to rebanding, which the Pro-95 won't support).

Look through the RR database for the area agencies and see what you can get. There are lots out there with good listening on a Pro-95.
 

Cressida81

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I just finished getting everything programmed in. I even got the data cable to work.
For the most part its sounding ok. The rubber antenna is mostly useless... thankfully I still have 3/4ths of some kind of "omni base" antenna. its missing an arm but still seems to be a marked improvement. the voices are still a bit faint and hard to hear over a slight hiss. I have to turn it way up to hear clearly, but then if there's any static it gets REALLY loud.
 
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