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hunter72163

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I have a uniden BC246T scanner. It is not picking up my channels if i re band does that help? I have install arc246 to reprogram and nothing
 

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What state/county/city/township do you live in? Has your public safety services converted to one of the digital systems?
 

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I have a uniden BC246T scanner. It is not picking up my channels if i re band does that help? I have install arc246 to reprogram and nothing
Please provide your county and state, and any specific agencies you are having trouble receiving. The 246 is a very old analog scanner, and may not receive much in your area.
 

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Analog scanners aren't "junk", they are just limited to receiving analog traffic such as ham repeaters, GMRS, MURS, NOAA weather, etc. If you get a digital scanner, you can use it to monitor digital traffic, and still use your current scanner to monitor analog channels.
 

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Look at what they are selling for on eBay--probably not much. You may be better off keeping it to monitor analog traffic.
 

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For conventional traffic, see this page from our database...

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=674

Note that anything that doesn't say DMR, NXDN or Telm (telemetry) is a possibility. Even as relatively flat as Springfield is (I was on a contract assignment there), the little antenna that comes with these scanners is very poor. A better antenna is definitely in order here.

It is also possible to modify that scanner to feed into a PC to decode the DMR or NXDN, but that's a topic for another day...Mike
 

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so if i have a analog its junk right
Have you considered monitoring aircraft?

Other bands it's capable of receiving:


FREQUENCY RANGE

Citizens/Business Band 25.0- 27.995 MHz
Amateur Band (10 Meters)
29.0- 29.7 MHz VHF Low Band 29.7- 50.0 MHz Amateur Band (6 Meters) 50.0- 54.0 MHz
Aircraft Band
108-137 MHz
Military Land Mobile
137-144 MHz
Amateur Band (2 Meters)
144-148 MHz
VHF High Band
148-174 MHz
Amateur Band (1.25 Meters)
216-225 MHz
Federal Government 400-420 MHz
Amateur Band (70 cm)
420-450 MHz
UHF Standard Band 450-470 MHz
UHF T Band
470-512 MHz 800 Band 806-956 MHz [Less cellular] Amateur Band (25 cm) 1240-1300 MHz
 
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