Select of Service (Menu)

Canelo56

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 16, 2020
Messages
313
I have a Uniden Bearcat 436 Hp my question is this: in the menu what is the difference between (Select Service SYS). And ( Set Nationwide System) ?????
 

ofd8001

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Feb 6, 2004
Messages
6,859
Location
Louisville, KY
Selecting Nationwide systems is a very broad brush for specific entities of service for their frequencies that may be used in many different locations across the country. It is more like listening to an agency regardless of where you are.

Select Service Types (which I think you mean) will allow you to filter your scanner listening to certain types of transmissions, such as Fire Dispatch, Fire Tac (tactical) or Fire Talk, etc. This applies to whatever is being scanned, be it Favorites Lists or the full database. Selecting a Service Type would allow you to listen to certain "disciplines" regardless of which specific entity is using the frequency. For example if you are listening to 154.070, a fire dispatch frequency, you might be listening to the Bloomington fire department in Minnesota or Gallatin fire department in Illinois.

It's one of those "fine line" things to explain - different ways to go about scanning.
 

Canelo56

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 16, 2020
Messages
313
Selecting Nationwide systems is a very broad brush for specific entities of service for their frequencies that may be used in many different locations across the country. It is more like listening to an agency regardless of where you are.

Select Service Types (which I think you mean) will allow you to filter your scanner listening to certain types of transmissions, such as Fire Dispatch, Fire Tac (tactical) or Fire Talk, etc. This applies to whatever is being scanned, be it Favorites Lists or the full database. Selecting a Service Type would allow you to listen to certain "disciplines" regardless of which specific entity is using the frequency. For example if you are listening to 154.070, a fire dispatch frequency, you might be listening to the Bloomington fire department in Minnesota or Gallatin fire department in Illinois.

It's one of those "fine line" things to explain - different ways to go about scanning.
In the Select Service type - by selecting off will stop the scanner from allowing that agency to broadcast over my scanner ! Correct? In the Nationwide system, when is a example of selecting off ?
 

hiegtx

Mentor
Premium Subscriber
Joined
May 8, 2004
Messages
7,544
Location
Dallas, TX
In the Select Service type - by selecting off will stop the scanner from allowing that agency to broadcast over my scanner ! Correct? In the Nationwide system, when is a example of selecting off ?
Turning a Service Type on or off will not selectively make a given system no longer heard on your scanner. Service types are based on what the frequencies, or talkgroups on a trunked system, are used for. Law Enforcement Dispatch, Fire Dispatch, EMS, whatever. If you turn the Law Enforcement Dispatch service type off, you would no longer hear a local PD, or Sheriff's office assigning calls to units in the field. That will not eliminate a neighboring city's PD dispatch, while leaving your own department to be monitored.

In the Nationwide Systems menu, you are turning on, or off, categories of systems based on how they are used. If you turn off "Air Shows" ,n the Nationwide Systems menu, the scanner will not check frequencies commonly used at Airshows for activity. If you leave Railroads set as "On", the scanner will check frequencies commonly used by rail companies. Again, these are not specific systems, but instead are groups of frequencies commonly used in one of the listed categories. If you have a specific Nationwide 'system' turned on, the scanner will go through any frequencies commonly used in that classification.
 

Canelo56

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 16, 2020
Messages
313
Turning a Service Type on or off will not selectively make a given system no longer heard on your scanner. Service types are based on what the frequencies, or talkgroups on a trunked system, are used for. Law Enforcement Dispatch, Fire Dispatch, EMS, whatever. If you turn the Law Enforcement Dispatch service type off, you would no longer hear a local PD, or Sheriff's office assigning calls to units in the field. That will not eliminate a neighboring city's PD dispatch, while leaving your own department to be monitored.

In the Nationwide Systems menu, you are turning on, or off, categories of systems based on how they are used. If you turn off "Air Shows" ,n the Nationwide Systems menu, the scanner will not check frequencies commonly used at Airshows for activity. If you leave Railroads set as "On", the scanner will check frequencies commonly used by rail companies. Again, these are not specific systems, but instead are groups of frequencies commonly used in one of the listed categories. If you have a specific Nationwide 'system' turned on, the scanner will go through any frequencies commonly used in that classification.
Got it Thanks
 
Top