What frequencies would those be? Or are you talking about rebanding, in which case the newer scanners (including the ones mentioned in this thread) are capable of that.What are we going to do in Michigan when they go to the freq's that are classified as 'cell phone freq's' ?? Our 500/600's will become quite useless :-(
I have a source that says that no scanner will be able to pick them up because they are in the cell phone frequency band.That is nothing more than the rebanding I was talking of, it can still be received.
The ability to monitor Oakland county is not a frequency issue (the frequencies being used are not in the cellular bands), it's a propietary digital protocol as Rob mentioned, and is not very likely that any of the scanner manufacturers will be able to build a scanner that can monitor it anytime soon.I have a source that says that no scanner will be able to pick them up because they are in the cell phone frequency band.
As mentioned, Detroit is on the MPSCS. Go to Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) Trunking System, Statewide, Multi-State - Scanner Frequencies and program tower 701 in. You can scroll down to find the talkgroups used by the Detroit agencies. Wayne county is also on the MPSCS now.I'm very confused now.. I still can't pick up the Detroit Police and I'm sure they are already switched over to the new bandwidth. I've tried downloading Wayne County from here and it still won't pick up Detroit PD. I know I'm not doing something correctly I just don't know what...
I can't answer your question about ARC500, but my suggestion would be to try all of the software packages that will work with the PSR-600 and see what works best for you. All of the software packages that work with the PSR-600 come with a 30 day free trial, and all do basically the same thing.Thanks all. I returned the PSR 400 and have ordered the PSR600 which I should have shortly.
I downloaded the ARC500 software to get a feel for it. Any thoughts on how well it works with the PSR600?