Req info on Trunktracker III for Madison CO

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I have a Uniden Bearcat Trunktracker III. I have programmed freqs for madison co ky trunking system. Needing to know what settings I need to set for Channel IDs to come up or do I have to do them my self? I have presets programmed in the scanner as it came with or do I need to create my own custom? I have ID's comming up which show somethine like1616 on preset 2. What do I need to do to get the names automatically or what preset do I need to set it to to get the correct ones to name them for sepific depts?
 

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I'm going to have this thread moved to the Kentucky forum where you will likely get better answers. Please be specific about which model - Trunktracker III is not a model number - you have, and what system you are interested in hearing. The Madison co database page shows several in the area. (anything in blue and/or underlined is a link) Be sure to keep this page handy

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=1064

However there are several ways to get help with the programming. Many scanners now have programs that can download data from the database into the editor, and from there, upload to the scanner. This requires that you have a premium subscription (cheap).

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/subscription/

In re the Trunktracker III, there are 4 scanners that fit that category; 2 handhelds (BC250, 296) and 2 base/mobiles (BC785 and 796). These 2 software packages have the capability of handling all 4 of these and also can connect to the database;

ARC250 - available through Scanner master

Proscan - http://www.proscan.org/index.htm

The other way is to ask someone on the Kentucky forum for a file. Be very specific about what software you are using, if any, as not all file formats are compatible

It sounds like you may not be familiar with trunking. Our wiki has an article on the subject; stick with the overview and the tutorial article for now. This is a very important concept to understand, as this is how public safety systems are being used and administered in lots of places these days...

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Trunking

73 Mike
 
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I have a Uniden Bearcat Trunktracker III. I have programmed freqs for madison co ky trunking system. Needing to know what settings I need to set for Channel IDs to come up or do I have to do them my self? I have presets programmed in the scanner as it came with or do I need to create my own custom? I have ID's comming up which show somethine like1616 on preset 2. What do I need to do to get the names automatically or what preset do I need to set it to to get the correct ones to name them for sepific depts?
You will see the TGIDs pop up as the scanner receives them, but you must program the Alpha Tag yourself if your scanner supports that function--the BC-898T, for example, doesn't have Alpha Tagging (seeing the talk group names)... You can purchase a premium membership and download systems from rr.com if you have the programming software for your scanner....
 
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