Make sure that you update the database via Sentinel, then write the updated database to your scanner. The database version that is in the scanner when it ships is months, if not longer, out of date. You can see the date of the database in your scanner by pressing Menu (the bottom one of the rubberized keys on the left side of the scanner.I just started using my zip locator scanner and live near Houston but can not receive my area someone please advise me.
You can select the Service Types regardless of location. (Menu>Select Service Types and look at the list. Be sure that whatever Service Type you wish to hear says "On" at the far right. Pushing the Function button toggles them. Then press menu repeatedly to resum scanning.)Yes I think since Im so close to Houston it does not let me.
I suspect, since you are receiving Houston, but not your local area, that either your location did not register correctly, or you do not have the sites specific to your county being scanned. Either they are not loading due to a location error, or possibly they are incorrectly set as "avoid" (locked out).I did update it also with Sentinel last night. It is strange I get everything but the towns Im close to,. Do you think there system has changed to DMR?
Easy to look up.....What is dmr and provoice
To add slightly to what fxdscon has already noted, you can locate users licensed for DMR by using the Digital Frequency Search site. However, just because an agency or company is licensed for DMR does not guarantee that DMR is being used. It only gives you some possibilities to look at, and see whether or not usage can be confirmed.Easy to look up.....
DMR - The RadioReference Wiki
EDACS Provoice - The RadioReference Wiki
With paid upgrades from Uniden, your BCD436HP can receive both DMR:
DigitalMobileRadioUpgrade < UnidenMan4 < TWiki
ProVoice < UnidenMan4 < TWiki
As mentioned previously, nothing encrypted can be monitored.