Programing HAM and CB Freq.

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orbital

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I'm new to Trunking Scanners and would like to ask a few quick questions.

I just purchased a BC246T and would like to set up a SYS for HAM
would HAM be considered a Conventional System Type?
I programed a Motorola Type II Smartnet system and it wasn't to hard but I'm unsure
how to program the HAM.

Also, I would like to add CB, can that be done?
what freq are the CB channels on?

Thanks for you help
 

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orbital said:
I'm new to Trunking Scanners and would like to ask a few quick questions.

I just purchased a BC246T and would like to set up a SYS for HAM
would HAM be considered a Conventional System Type?
I programed a Motorola Type II Smartnet system and it wasn't to hard but I'm unsure
how to program the HAM.

Also, I would like to add CB, can that be done?
what freq are the CB channels on?

Thanks for you help
yes, you can program Ham and CD freqs in you scanner. they both will be conventional systems. however, you need to know what modulation they use. not sure of the scanner, but it may automatically select AM or FM as needed.

CB will in most cases be AM but there is also USB and LSB which your scanner will most likely NOT do. I have only one scanner that will do upper and lower SB. for the freqs see this: http://www.popularwireless.com/cbweb/cbtable.html

Ham radio can be a little bit more complicated in some case but for what you probably want to listen to will be 6 meter, 2 meter, 220 or 440 in FM. see this from Icom: http://www.icomamerica.com/downloads/US_UHF_VHF_Band_Chart.PDF do a search in the ranges for those bands and you'll probably heard some guys on a repeater talking.

have fun. by the way, check to see if the scanner already has these setup for service searches. I know the 396T from Uniden does.
 

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Most ram radio repeaters in America are on 2 meters 144 MHZ to 148 MHz FM and 440 MHz to 450 MHz

On 2 meters search 145.11 to 145.500 and 146.61 to 147.5 for repeaters, for 440 MHz to 450 MHz 442 to 450 MHz is the area to search for repeaters.

Go here to find a specific list of repeaters:
http://www.artscipub.com/repeaters/
in your State and area.
 

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mike_s104 said:
yes, you can program Ham and CD freqs in you scanner. they both will be conventional systems. however, you need to know what modulation they use. not sure of the scanner, but it may automatically select AM or FM as needed.

CB will in most cases be AM but there is also USB and LSB which your scanner will most likely NOT do. I have only one scanner that will do upper and lower SB. for the freqs see this: http://www.popularwireless.com/cbweb/cbtable.html

Ham radio can be a little bit more complicated in some case but for what you probably want to listen to will be 6 meter, 2 meter, 220 or 440 in FM. see this from Icom: http://www.icomamerica.com/downloads/US_UHF_VHF_Band_Chart.PDF do a search in the ranges for those bands and you'll probably heard some guys on a repeater talking.

have fun. by the way, check to see if the scanner already has these setup for service searches. I know the 396T from Uniden does.

Thank you for your help....... I will check out the links you have posted and see what I can find. I've been using a SC150B for years and just bought the BC246T a few days ago. The SC150B was a non trunking scanner so I just entered in a few HAM freqs and I was good to go. I mostly listened to 2 meter I couldn't recieve 6 for some reason, never could figure it out. I guess the antenna isn't large enough. Now that you mentioned it, I think I read something in the manual about service searches. If I'm correct CB and HAM are in there. I'll take a look..... thanks again for you help......
 

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orbital said:
Thank you for your help....... I will check out the links you have posted and see what I can find. I've been using a SC150B for years and just bought the BC246T a few days ago. The SC150B was a non trunking scanner so I just entered in a few HAM freqs and I was good to go. I mostly listened to 2 meter I couldn't recieve 6 for some reason, never could figure it out. I guess the antenna isn't large enough. Now that you mentioned it, I think I read something in the manual about service searches. If I'm correct CB and HAM are in there. I'll take a look..... thanks again for you help......
glad I could help. I haven't ever really heard a lot on 6M but I do search it from time to time. :)
 

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ac7xc said:
Most ram radio repeaters in America are on 2 meters 144 MHZ to 148 MHz FM and 440 MHz to 450 MHz

On 2 meters search 145.11 to 145.500 and 146.61 to 147.5 for repeaters, for 440 MHz to 450 MHz 442 to 450 MHz is the area to search for repeaters.

Go here to find a specific list of repeaters:
http://www.artscipub.com/repeaters/
in your State and area.

good site...thanks. :) I'll bookmark it.
 

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mike_s104 said:
glad I could help. I haven't ever really heard a lot on 6M but I do search it from time to time. :)
One or two 6 meter repeaters here in central VA. Very little activity but at least 3 are linked providing good w-i-d-e area coverage. And you won't hear much on 6m with the stock scanner whip so an outside antenna that works down to low band VHF is required.

Good luck.
 
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