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JAlexanderMSgt    186

After a couple decades out of it, I got the scanning bug again!  I just picked up a Uniden BCD-396XT Handheld and a Uniden BCD996P2  base scanner, both second hand with some programming already on them.  Wow, scanning has changed.  Im about completely lost.  I live in the Goodlettsville area, close to Madison, so I can pick up most of MetroPDs area, Goodlettsville, and often Hendersonville as well.  I downloaded the free computer program, Freescan, and am ready to get started.  I also plan to get a premium membership at radio.reference.com, and will have access to the frequencies there.  Does anyone have either of these 2 scanners and might be willing to help me?  Either things got way more complicated or I got slower witted or both...Im kinda lost.  You tube hasnt helped a whole lot do far/.

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Photoguy67    120

I am not very knowledgeable so take what I say with a grain of salt. But, I think just about every department around has switched to some form of digital scrambling so that people can't listen in to what they are saying.

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Pain103    299

 Go talk to the guys over at wireless plus off Myatt Drive see if they can help you out. Anytime I have issues with my radios they get it fixed and probably have all the freqs you need. 

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peejman    2,775

There's free apps for that now if you've got a smart phone. I use one called scanner radio deluxe. 

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jhc77    186
1 hour ago, peejman said:

There's free apps for that now if you've got a smart phone. I use one called scanner radio deluxe. 

That's hit or miss. I've used it in 37174 and my old neighborhood in Va and it doesn't pick up everything available. Even Nashville is missing some. I've got 4 channels plugged in my scanner local to Spring Hill and it won't shut off. I had to mute Williamson Co Sheriff cause there traffic is non stop. 

Radioreference.com is a good site to get frequencies. 

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jhc77    186
54 minutes ago, JAlexanderMSgt said:

What kind of scanner do you have?

Antique. Uniden Bearcat BC60XLT-1. 

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