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Bad Reception..... I have a pro 96 digital scanner, for the dept I work for I carry a minitor 4 for alerts, or to listen to county dispatches for fire. We and most of surrounding county is on a trunk system from police/fire, even the road dept.. I have noticed that my minitor is alot clearer while my scanner has alot of static, and is a split second or two behind, and cuts completly out while transmitting.. Is their an antenna booster or a better antenna I can use for this.. its a portable hand held. Do they make antennas more powerful, or better than the other... I know this can receive better than it is... and I assume its the antenna? Is their something like a booster than can be added?. Thanks for your thoughts ~Dave

Posted by david Gibbs on Jan 04, 2007

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Bad Reception..... I have a pro 96 digital scanner, for the dept I work for I carry a minitor 4 for alerts, or to listen to county dispatches for fire. We and most of surrounding county is on a trunk system from police/fire, even the road dept.. I have noticed that my minitor is alot clearer while my scanner has alot of static, and is a split second or two behind, and cuts completly out while transmitting.. Is their an antenna booster or a better antenna I can use for this.. its a portable hand held. Do they make antennas more powerful, or better than the other... I know this can receive better than it is... and I assume its the antenna? Is their something like a booster than can be added?. Thanks for your thoughts ~Dave


Sens. is do to bad tuneing on a signal generator have the radio tech re-do the ifs till thay get it right!!! and settle for nuthing lessa tuned radio to a tuned ANTENA a (mach made in heaven)
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My pro 2018 scanner wont pick anything up where i live could there be something wrong with the scanner or do i need a better antenna i live in holmes county ohio


First try picking up the NOAA Weather broadcasts. They're transmitted on seven frequencies (162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550) and at least one should be active in your area. To check reception, just press the WX key on your scanner. If you can pick up one or more of the frequencies, you'll know that the scanner is functioning properly. If not, your scanner is likely in need of repairs - a questionable move due to its age.If the scanner is functioning (receiving the weather band), try a quick RESET. use a paperclip or pen point to press the recessed RESET button on the back of the scanner.Make sure that you have programmed local active frequencies into the scanner. For a comprehensive database, and a lot of other useful scanning information, visit:www.RadioReference.comAfter all of the above, if you are receiving weather but no local transmissions, I recommend that you try an external antenna.If you need the manual for your scanner, you can download and print it, at no cost, here:http://support.radioshack.com/support_electronics/doc69/69290.pdfBill BListening in since the 60's
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How to enter talk group id,s


OK first off here is an excellent reference for the system information. http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=3627 One problem you may have is that you programmed the system as a Mot P25 System. I have done this same mistake. The system is actually a Motorola Type 2 Trunked system, The digital part is P25 audio. In order to change this, you have to make a new system. You cannot go back and change the system type in the scanner once it is selected. I believe doing it through the computer you may be able to change it depending on the program you are using. So in order to program this system is to set it up as a "new system"; select - MOT; then select - 800 Mhz. Standard. Then in the system settings input the control channels for the towers around you out of the list. (Control Channels are the ones in red.) Next input your talk groups you like, the victoria RMCP is correct that you have. Then set the P25 Level to auto and Control Channels setting to control channels only. Doing this should get you the system clearly. It appears to be a well developed system. I hope this helps, elijam1@ameritech.net
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I have a UBC72XLT scanner which I sometimes use with a external roof mounted antenna. Recently while connecting this antenna to the scanner there was a static discharge. The performance is now way down so obviously some damage was caused. Question: Is there anywhere I can send the scanner to be checked out & possibly repaired ?


You can contact the Uniden customer service department via email by following this link:http://www.uniden.com/repair/info.cfmBut the cost of repair will likely exceed the value of your scanner. I routinely see used and refurbished BC72XLT scanners for sale on eBay in the $50 range.Bill B.Listening in since the 60's
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I just got a used police scanner. It didn't have any paperwork with it . I need frequency numbers for 3 counties in North Carolina --New Hanover county, Pender county and Brunswick County. My e-mail address is mikerav69@yahoo.com--Thanks!


Check this site... http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=1951
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Pro-96 antennas I bought a antenna from Fry's(its HUGE but supposed to pick up further away.) since I put it on my scanner none of the other antennas work(like the regular 800 MGHZ) Only sometimes the police. Radio Shack is clueless. There is no "A" on any of my channels. The antenna is gold instead of chrome. Dont know if that means anything????? PLEASE HELP me.


It will only work with a crome antenna.
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Police and emergency scanner codes for lewis county?


You can find a short list of police, and EMS freq. CLICK HERE
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How to program my Uniden Bearcat BCD536HP Digital Police Scanner to scan my local county. I receive all signals from neighboring counties but not my local county.


Some counties are analog only and won't come in on a digital scanner
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