October 25, 2009
Thanks for stopping by my scanner page! This page is just kind of thrown together right now, I will hopefully be fixing it up
sometime in the future, as time permits...
I currently own six scanners; one base, three portable, and two mobiles. These would include:
|Uniden BCT-7 (2)|
|Radio Shack Pro-83 -||KEYPAD HACKS (MS Word .DOC file 58.5KB) Copyright © 2K4 - 2K12 PowerHouse Communications
Personal use OK; not to be distributed in any form or location (electronic or otherwise,) without express permission of the copyright owner (myself.) Email link is located below!
|Radio Shack Pro-96|
Radio Shack Pro-106
|- My newest little baby. No UP of Michigan pre-programmed (V-Scanner) data, it must be programed by hand :-(|
Below you will find a small collection of scanner related links. I know there are a LOT more out there than I have listed below. I have other's that I have not listed, but will when I get the chance. If you know of any scanner sites that would be useful to other visitors, please email me the URL and I will put it up as soon as I can.
Mobile Scanning in Michigan
** UPDATED MAY 2007 **
New Scanning Law? See inside!
The BC785D & BC250D digital scanners by Uniden CAN NOT TrunkTrack the APCO 25 full digital communications standard of 9600-baud trunking. The digital signals can be still be decoded, and heard, with the above listed Uniden scanners (and the optional Digital Add-on Card,) don't misunderstand this! The problem is that each frequency will have to be programmed into the scanner and scanned in the conventional (Non-Trunking) manor. The scanners can not TrunkTrack the system because of the faster baud rate.
Beyond the above, all newer scanners have the capability to TrunkTrack the 9600-baud systems...
** Since my time is so limited, and I just do not have the time to keep up with latest news and happenings in the world of scanning, I've decided to turn this page into a reference area. I am attempting to harvest a collection of Owner (Operation) and Service manuals for as many brands and models of scanners I can find. I will also be gather together a collection of links to scanner related information and sources for the latest news with regaurd to scanners and scanning. **
New 'Scanner Law' passed in Michigan! See my "Mobile Scanning in Michigan" page for more details...
There is a software update for the Radio Shack PRO-96 to allow it to receive the other form of modulation used in states like Minnesota (CQPSK). Click the link at the end of the paragraph, find the listing for thePRO-96 (catalog #200-0526), and download both the Instructions (.PDF file) and the Update (.EXE file). LINK: Software Update
Scanner Owner (Operation) and Service Manuals
|BC245XLT + U|
Click here for APCO 25 Informational links...
ePanorama - Excellent electronics link page
Fast Food Frequencies
General Menu Reports - FCC Searchable Frequency Database
ULS Advanced Search - FCC Searchable License Database
KC5KTO's Radio Shack Scanner Modifications - Copy of Page
Live Dispatch - Listen to live police broadcasts over the net!
Monitoring Times Magazine
Mobile Scanner & Radar Detector Laws - Listed By State
National Communications Magazine
North Eastern Wisconsin Scanner Page - Site for info about my general area
PerCon Spectrum: Online - $Pay$ Searchable Frequency Database
Popular Communications Magazine
RadioReference.COM - Formerly TrunkedRadio.COM
Scanner Master - Custom Scanner Hardware, Software, and More!
Scanner World, USA
Strong Signals - Radio Monitoring at it's best
Here's a good site to visit...
APCO 25 in Michigan and Beyond
So, what's all this talk about APCO 25 and Digital Trunking and what-not you ask? Here are some links to get you a heads-up on the soon to be widespread radio communications system. Please note, however, that most of the articles are older. Some of the information contained in them may be outdated; still, they are listed for what informational value they do contain...
APCO 25? - Great Informational Site
More APCO 25 Information
Who Uses APCO 25? - Usage Reference (Unsure of accuracy)
Trunked Radio.NET - Digital Trunking and APCO 25 Info
Signal Harbor - The Case For APCO Project 25
Signal Harbor - APCO Project 25 History & Scanner Info
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