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Does this support ''TRIPLE TRUNKING''

I was given this scanner by my dad...(BC72XLT) i am seriously lost.. i have been messing with this for 2 days now...i looked everywhere for my local POLICE DEPT freq and i came up with nothing. I am in Starkville.MS 39759 and i can not find them i called my local radio shack to see if they sell a book with them in it and they said no because the local PD switched to a triple trunking system and they dont have those question is does this scanner that my dad gave me support those triple trunking freq or am i SOL? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No this scanner does not support any type of trunking.
It will not go to any higher freq. than 512MHz

Alot of PD's are switching to Digital so you are looking to drop 4-$500.00 on a digital scanner.

Have a good one

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    kathy ditterline Jul 20, 2009

    I have to many tryed to send then but to many for ms. you would can e-mail me and i wwill send to you or i can give you the site so u can get them.rate me and i will know if this helped.


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