I have programmed a Pro 96 to track a Motorola Smartnet 800 mhz digital system. The scanner will track all the frequencies with the exception of one, 851.3250. The channel in question does not serve as a control channel, only voice. When the scanner should be receiving voice transmissions on this frequency, it displays 862.3125 as the VC even though this frequency is not programmed. Has anyone else experienced a similar problem and was it related to rebanding issues?
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Press "Manual", then press digit key ("0/10" thru "9") that corresponds with the channel to be changed ("0/10" = ch10). Next, press the digit and decimal point keys to enter the frequency in megahertz (Mhz) to be stored in the channel. To store 453.100 Mhz in channel 2, you would press "Manual", then "2". Press the following keys in order: "4" "5" "3" "." "1" "0" "0", followed by pressing the "Enter" key. Repeat this process for up to 10 channels.If you wish to clear unused channels, you should be able to select the channel, then enter "." followed by the "Enter" key.
This scanner will only accept frequencies between 30.000Mhz and 599.999 Mhz. Attempting to input frequencies outside this range will result in an error message.
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No. Dog tracking systems operate in the 216 to 220 MHz range, frequencies that are allocated to Amateur radio and telemetry/radio location, and scanners do not cover these frequencies. Even if you could receive the signal, all you would hear is digital hash/noise that would not give you any tracking/location information. The tracking systems only work with their dedicated receivers/display units.
If you programmed the correct frequency, you should be getting reception. Check www.RadioReference.com to verify the frequency. Otherwise, you may be too far from the transmitter to receive signals. Try your scanner in other locations, check your antenna, and try receiving the PD on another scanner.
The MARCS - Ohio Multi-Agency Radio Communications system - is a Motorola Type II SmartZone Omnilink Trunking system that utilizes APCO-25 digital transmissions. Your BC145XL is not compatible with trunking or digital systems. In order to follow the MARCS you will need one of the following scanners: GRE PSR-500, PSR-600 Radio Shack PRO-106, PRO-197, PRO-96, PRO-2096 Uniden BC250D, BC785D, BC296D, BC796D, BCD396T, BCD396T, BCD996T, BCD996XT, or the brand new HomePatrol-1
You have to program it TRUNKING mode when you enter the control channel frequencies. It is decoding okay as the MO shows motorola control channel and +DG means digital decoded and an OPEN group. You need to press the 'trunk' button everytime a talkgroup comes up that you want it to remember for future 'closed' group (-DG) talk groups. I suggest you go to 'RadioReference DOT com" and there are many forums there for your radio, as well as one or two YAHOO GROUPS specifically for your scanner. 73's
LTR systems must be entered in a specific order so that channel 1 is 1st, channel 2 is 2nd etc...
Are you sure that the BCT8 tracks LTR systems? A Radio Shack PRO 92 tracks all 3 trunking systems (analog) including Motorola and LTR, while some Uniden only track 1, and some don't do trunking systems at all.
Well I would check up on their current frequency. They may have changed frequencies overnight. It does happen. Here is a handy website to check out. Look around and hope it helps you. http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/
The Realistic PRO-2052 is an old (vintage) scanner receiver with fixed
AM and FM modes on the bands it cover, as specified by the U.S. band
allocation. The PRO-2020 covers only the VHF and UHF frequencies and
modes AM and FM is not user selectable. Frequencies can be programmed
into any of the 20 memory channels
U.S. Coverage: (varies from state to state and other countries. We
don't use 30-50 Mhz here in the Philippines for 2 way mobile
communications, except for cordless phones)
30-50 Mhz Lower VHF at FM narrowband only (covers mobile, emergencies, businesses, etc. and
108-136 Mhz Aircraft band at AM narrowband only
138-174 Mhz Amateur and Commercial band at FM narrowband only (2 meter band)
410-512 MHz Amateur and Commercial band at FM narrowband only (70 cm band)
If you're trying to select AM or FM for a specified frequency, I'm afraid you can't do that as it is not selectable.
If you are trying to program AM Broadcast frequencies (mediumwave (MW)
or FM Broadcast frequencies (FM radio stations), those were not covered
by your PRO-2020's microprocessor. Even if you modify your scanner to
receive those bands, you will not hear radio transmission properly
since the receiver do not decode FM wideband, which is the standard
mode for FM broadcast and Television band.
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