There's only one way to program the scanner: The right way. If you don't enter the data correctly, it will not work. So you either get it right, or you get it wrong.I currently don't have a programming cable. I will probably buy one shortly.
Is there a logical way of going about programming manually?
There's only one way to program the scanner: The right way. If you don't enter the data correctly, it will not work. So you either get it right, or you get it wrong.
1. Figure out what you want to monitor. (nearly everything is on MTS Fleetnet trunking system)
2. Create Trunking System
3. Enter Control Channels for the tower you wish to monitor
4. Enter Talkgroups you wish to monitor. Keep in mind you'll only hear those talkgroups if users are affiliated to the tower you're listening to.
RCMP are in the process of switching to AES-256 for general patrol (including Traffic Services), so all that'll be left to monitor by summertime is EMS, Fire, Sheriffs, and Winnipeg EMS and Fire. WPS is already encrypted.
In Winnipeg, the best stuff to monitor is on Fleetnet south zone, site 14. The control channels are 866.1375 and 866.0625. This is a Type II 800 MHz system, not a APCO25 Trunking (9600) bps system.
The talkgroup data in the RR database -- although extremely disorganized and somewhat outdated, will get you through the day.
If you go outside of Winnipeg, rural EMS/Fire are active on the various Fleetnet towers which are listed in the RR database.
You will also want to scan the following conventional (non-trunked) frequencies:
159.24 - EMS/Fire paging/alerting/dispatching
158.97 - EMS/Fire paging/alerting/dispatching
158.925 - Fire simplex (used as a fireground/scene frequency)
158.55 - Manitoba EMO interagency simplex (mostly used for search and rescue, grass fires, etc.)
861.5125 - EMO Simplex - Used by STARS-7 helicopter to coordinate landing zones with fire/ems on ground. Very short-range communications.
Hope this helps. Also, you will want to pick up a dedicated 800 MHz rubber duck antenna from somewhere. The antenna that comes with the 396 is welfare and performance sucks on 800.
I will not contribute any information to the public database. It pressures the actual users into encryption. We've already seen it with the WPS and the RCMP.I'll make the changes if you can make some suggestions for better presentation.
Nice attitude you have there.Gotcha.
Status quo will have to do then.
You made me curious as to who had been submitting the MTS info so I had a look.Nice attitude you have there.
The Manitoba database is out-of-date and incorrect because we have:
- People who are clueless submitting information;
- Database admins who are not familiar with the region, blindly approving the information;
- People like yourself who think others MUST submit information, and disapprove of anyone calling out the database for what it is.
You're not even from Manitoba. Stick with Ontario updates.