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    Need Scanner Freq?trunked -non Trunked Got What Ever You Need Free P Message Me............no Problem Name It
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    Or you can just get the freqs directly from the FCC database at-
    http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/w...nmen/index.hts and databases at websites like Radio Reference-
    http://www.radioreference.com/ .
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    • #3
      Originally posted by TAYLOR INVESTIGATIONS
      Need Scanner Freq?trunked -non Trunked Got What Ever You Need Free P Message Me............no Problem Name It
      I'm somewhat 'scanner challenged.' What's the difference between trunked and non-trunked??
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      • #4
        Trunked = Multiple user groups on single frequency band. There are two frequencies, usually. The trunked radios transmit some "ID" info, which a trunking controller uses to determine what frequency, when, and what broadcasts to listen to. Usually used when some user gets a trunking system, then starts handing out trunked space on the towers to other agencies/users. Both public safety and commercial users use trunked. The channel is like a trunk of a tree, with many users. If you don't have trunking software in your radio, its a mess to determine who your calling, who's talking to who, etc.

        Non-Trunked = No trunking information. Users can talk to whoever is on the frequency using their radios, but can't sub-devide the channel into talk groups. (Usually. Digital Squelch aside).
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        • #5
          Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
          The channel is like a trunk of a tree, with many users. If you don't have trunking software in your radio, its a mess to determine who your calling, who's talking to who, etc.
          Nice illustration. Thanks!

          One other 'dumb' question(s): Are there scanners available legally that can decipher a scrambled frequency? If not, do you believe that the scanner will eventually become a 'dinosaur' as more agencies upgrade their technology to scrambled frequencies?
          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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          • #6
            Yes. The more sophisticated the encryption platform the more difficult it is to decrypt. We have gone from single transmissions to constant key. When you listen in, trash.
            The biggest protest to digital voice encryption has come and will continue to come from news organizations. They want to know what is going on so they can cover the story and expose wrongdoing if it exists.
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            • #7
              Also some agencies are using PL coding to allow better communications and with less interferance. If you scanner can not be calibrated to decode PL coding you will not hear them unless you are right next to their station or a mobile. The problem with listeing to trunked at least on the older and cheaper scanners is that you usually end up hearing everyone else as well. Maint, garbage pick up, mass transit, etc. And you can't really keep up with one operation unless you know what your hearing. Here in Florida most of the sheriff offices and most police use trunked. Not to mention you hear mostly nothing but data transmissions (digital voice and portable laptop encryption) more than verbal talk anymore. I pretty much stopped listening anymore because my finger got tired of hitting the scan button trying to hear what was going on. And it was very little to listen too. But I am sure there are some electronic "garage genius" types out there that have something. After all I was told an old saying by a former goverment communications analyst. He said "What ever is said to not be heard. Can be. It just takes the right kind of ears to hear it".
              My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

              -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

              -It's just a job kid deal with it

              -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Echos13
                And it was very little to listen too. But I am sure there are some electronic "garage genius" types out there that have something. After all I was told an old saying by a former goverment communications analyst. He said "What ever is said to not be heard. Can be. It just takes the right kind of ears to hear it".
                Yep, there are a few of us who enjoy trying to keep up with the technology and continue to monitor as much as possible.
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                • #9
                  That was mine. Here are a few others I've seen -
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                  • #10
                    And a few more for your entertainment.
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                    • #11
                      If you put it over the air there's a good chance someone will hear it.
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                      • #12
                        One time, at a site, when Excelsior Defense used commerical 800 repeater radios (trunked on a commercial trunk), I had a big rig pull into the mobile home construction account I was guarding. (If you know this site, please do not reveal company sites, as it gives the competition the ability to target more sites to steal!)

                        Big rigs delivered goods to the construction company. This guy's rig was festoon with antennas. Lots of them, different types, I couldn't make sense out of most of them. He had everything from CB whips to 800s to 2 meter and HTs.

                        Guy gets out, and we talk for a bit. He was a communications specialist in the US Air Force. Crypto guy. His rig basically had all the non-classified (And probally some classified) communications gear he could jam into it. He hit radio rebroadcast, and I could hear my own frequency. He then went over to the Sheriff's frequency, then over to CIS... He was having fun picking up Tampa, as well, even if they were across the bay.

                        He noted that he did some side work for a three letter agency, and it was the easiest work he ever did. Just let his rig record what it hears, and turn the tapes over to someone.

                        I have no idea if he was BSing me or not, after all, he didn't know who I was, but if an old AF Commo Guy could pick up commercially encrypted voice channels, I guarantee you, others can.

                        I remember reading about the Law Enforcement Communications Center at U.S. Customs, which spearheads the communications for federal law enforcement - keeping one step ahead of the drug runners and other advisarial groups constantly cracking the (now) FPS LE comm network to listen in and counter Customs, Navy, USCG operations.
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                        • #13
                          Whoa! Those all are pretty nice set ups. Makes my office look way under equiped. And I thought I was an electronic monitoring junkie.

                          BTW: Whats up with the BC-780XLT? They are no longer made but they still sell for a pretty price! What's up with that?
                          Last edited by Echos13; 12-18-2005, 02:02 PM.
                          My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

                          -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

                          -It's just a job kid deal with it

                          -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

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                          • #14
                            I want to get the new digital scanner. Many Police/Fire Depts and others have upgraded to the new systems. Hamilton County Depts and the City of Cincinnati changed. I think it took Cincinnati a little longer because of all the personnel they had and it costs money lol. Many other depts in Indiana and KY around us are changing. I hear Dearborn County in Indiana if they have not already they are going to change. Butler County Ohio depts are going to change. I think however Hamilton County Fire Depts may still be on the old system I dont know if its the money thing or what. But they will if they have not already change the Fire to the new system.

                            Also I know alot of Officers have nextel and have a talkgroup they use on the cells to. I have a nextel phone. I would like it if my security agency changed to nextel becuase of the radio function in it. Right now we use verizon cell phones and im not sure what brand the radios are. My post i just carry a cell.

                            Stay Safe All

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Echos13
                              Whoa! Those all are pretty nice set ups. Makes my office look way under equiped. And I thought I was an electronic monitoring junkie.

                              BTW: Whats up with the BC-780XLT? They are no longer made but they still sell for a pretty price! What's up with that?
                              Nothing is up with that. It's a great scanner that is used every day. Just like my Pro-91 and my BC-245, and several others, which are also no longer made.
                              I use the BC-780 for monitoring and recording my local Fire dispatch and Fire ground communications. Dispatch and coms are on a parish wide EDACS 800MHz trunked system but the local FD, which I used to work for, uses talkgroups on the City of Baton Rouge Motorola 800MHz trunked system for it's Fireground and Talk channels. The BC-780 is almost exclusively used for monitoring them and I have it wired to my computer Input line. The computer records the audio from that channel using a program called Scanner Recorder which acts like a VOX recorder, only recording when someone transmits then standing by when nothing is breaking squelch. Each day's recordings are saved as a audio file that I can listen to later when I have time.
                              Other scanners monitor separate systems. I have a desktop scanner which is programmed with only Business freqs and another with only railroad and marine frequencies. My old Pro-91 trunktracker is just for listening to the local PD and Sheriff. My BC-245 trunktracker is primarily used for monitoring Baton Rouge Fire and EMS traffic. I have VHF/UHF Ham radios and FRS and GMRS radios for transmitting and my DX-390 radio pulls in the shortwave signals below 30MHz. There's even CB and weather alert radios on the desk.
                              As you pointed out, the BC-780 isn't the most current scanner but it is still quite popular.
                              The fact is that until all the local agencies complete Rebanding it will be very useful to me. After Rebanding it will most likely be used for scanning other services and I'll upgrade to a newer scanner such as the BC-396.
                              Another scanner that isn't being made anymore is the Pro-93 trunktracker. That doesn't mean that it isn't useful. I take my '93 to work with me every night to monitor the State Police and area Fire Department dispatches. And it came it real handy for monitoring the action after Hurricane Katrina from my post just outside New Orleans.
                              And that is what is up with that.
                              How about a photo of my car shack wich includes traunktracker scanners, Kenwood TM-D700 VHF/UHF running APRS tracking programs, TV, 2.4Gig wireless camera receiver and more?
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