Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Capt.Dunsel

Help with programming a scanner

Recommended Posts

Can anyone here help me? I am looking for help programming a police scanner for my area , Blount County and surrounding areas . I miss listening to fire , police , EMTs while I do my garden .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t know about Blount Co. but Knox is starting to encrypt so you can’t pick it up.  That is the extent of my knowledge on.the matter.

i always wanted to get one but never did.  Now I won’t need to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of the areas use trunked or encrypted radio, neither of which I can get on my radio. There's an app for that.... I listen on my phone. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, n0rlf said:

What type of scanner is it

Uniden trunk tracker IV BC 396 T , was programmed for P25 in CA . Radio Shack guy did it for me . Have tried but my skill just isn't there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you have the cables to connect it to a computer?  If so it is not too hard. I can build the file and send it to you. Pretty easy to upload to the radio. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, n0rlf said:

Do you have the cables to connect it to a computer?  If so it is not too hard. I can build the file and send it to you. Pretty easy to upload to the radio. 

Yes , I have the cables . Have been trying to do it but like I said , I failed and didn't want to mess it up any.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok let me see if I can get the file built. I do seeing through there about once a month. I can bring my laptop and meet. Take me less then 15 minutes to run it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nOrlf , thank you that would be a great help . I actually look forward to meeting people FTF.

DaveTN , have tried those , usually ended up losing what I had programmed , it got really confusing . Been 4 months trying , my fingers just don't seem to hit the right buttons at the right time .

Thank you to both of you .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

n0rlf knows his stuff. Programmed my handheld in 10 minutes. Actually probably less. Now If life will slow down so I can actually get my license. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, n0rlf said:

Ok let me see if I can get the file built. I do seeing through there about once a month. I can bring my laptop and meet. Take me less then 15 minutes to run it. 

What software do you use?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, n0rlf said:

Either freescan, chirp, or bcdeluxe. 

I've got chirp but haven't ever taken the time to learn how to use it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, peejman said:

I've got chirp but haven't ever taken the time to learn how to use it. 

Are you a ham too?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well , after inputting a lot of numbers , tigds , and letters I got the scanner up and running . Sort of ,seems I have a few errors to chase down.

Days of putting in all the info I can at least listen to the state troopers , now to get the rest input , and find where I made my mistakes. Then it will be onto getting my second set up for conventional analog .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Footer title

This content can be configured within your theme settings in your ACP. You can add any HTML including images, paragraphs and lists.

Footer title

This is an example of a list.

Footer title

This content can be configured within your theme settings in your ACP. You can add any HTML including images, paragraphs and lists.

Footer title

This content can be configured within your theme settings in your ACP. You can add any HTML including images, paragraphs and lists.

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to the following.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines