Old Bearcat Works Better


Tim Ferguson
 

I’m rather perplexed and am hoping for some assistance from those who truly understand scanning today. I live in a city located at the corner of four counties which I have programmed into my 436HP, 536HP, and SDS100. Yet, and this is the issue, I can receive fire calls from neighboring Clinton County on 151.415 on my 1990’s Uniden Bearcat BC200XLT handheld with just a short antenna but cannot receive the same on any of the above scanners programmed using the RR database. The appropriate Service Types have been enabled, and the two 536HP’s are connected to outside antennas on a 40-foot TV tower.

For reference, referring to USA>Illinois>Clinton>County Systems>Clinton>Clinton County-ETSB/911 in Radio Reference.

Thanks,
Tim


Joe M.
 

Try putting the channel in manually and see if you hear anything.

(CHANNEL - FREQ - CHANNEL)

Joe M.

On 4/21/2020 12:54 PM, Tim Ferguson wrote:
I’m rather perplexed and am hoping for some assistance from those who truly understand scanning today. I live in a city located at the corner of four counties which I have programmed into my 436HP, 536HP, and SDS100. Yet, and this is the issue, I can receive fire calls from neighboring Clinton County on 151.415 on my 1990’s Uniden Bearcat BC200XLT handheld with just a short antenna but cannot receive the same on any of the above scanners programmed using the RR database. The appropriate Service Types have been enabled, and the two 536HP’s are connected to outside antennas on a 40-foot TV tower.

For reference, referring to USA>Illinois>Clinton>County Systems>Clinton>Clinton County-ETSB/911 in Radio Reference.

Thanks,
Tim




Tim Ferguson
 

Ok, will try that and see what happens, thanks!

Tim

On Apr 21, 2020, at 12:56 PM, Joe M. <mch@nb.net> wrote:

Try putting the channel in manually and see if you hear anything.

(CHANNEL - FREQ - CHANNEL)

Joe M.

On 4/21/2020 12:54 PM, Tim Ferguson wrote:
I’m rather perplexed and am hoping for some assistance from those who truly understand scanning today. I live in a city located at the corner of four counties which I have programmed into my 436HP, 536HP, and SDS100. Yet, and this is the issue, I can receive fire calls from neighboring Clinton County on 151.415 on my 1990’s Uniden Bearcat BC200XLT handheld with just a short antenna but cannot receive the same on any of the above scanners programmed using the RR database. The appropriate Service Types have been enabled, and the two 536HP’s are connected to outside antennas on a 40-foot TV tower.

For reference, referring to USA>Illinois>Clinton>County Systems>Clinton>Clinton County-ETSB/911 in Radio Reference.

Thanks,
Tim





Rick NK7I
 

Have you tried turning the CTCSS detect off, or put it into search mode for a tone for that entry?

If you use search, it will display the tone and if it's different, you can email RR to post an updated tone.

Rick NK7I


On 4/21/2020 9:54 AM, Tim Ferguson wrote:
	I’m rather perplexed and am hoping for some assistance from those who truly understand scanning today.  I live in a city located at the corner of four counties which I have programmed into my 436HP, 536HP, and SDS100.  Yet, and this is the issue, I can receive fire calls from neighboring Clinton County on 151.415 on my 1990’s Uniden Bearcat BC200XLT handheld with just a short antenna but cannot receive the same on any of the above scanners programmed using the RR database.  The appropriate Service Types have been enabled, and the two 536HP’s are connected to outside antennas on a 40-foot TV tower.

	For reference, referring to USA>Illinois>Clinton>County Systems>Clinton>Clinton County-ETSB/911 in Radio Reference.

Thanks,
Tim





Tim Ferguson
 

No, I haven’t, but will, thank you.

Tim

On Apr 21, 2020, at 1:27 PM, Rick Bates, NK7I <Rick.NK7I@...> wrote:

Have you tried turning the CTCSS detect off, or put it into search mode for a tone for that entry?

If you use search, it will display the tone and if it's different, you can email RR to post an updated tone.

Rick NK7I


On 4/21/2020 9:54 AM, Tim Ferguson wrote:
	I’m rather perplexed and am hoping for some assistance from those who truly understand scanning today.  I live in a city located at the corner of four counties which I have programmed into my 436HP, 536HP, and SDS100.  Yet, and this is the issue, I can receive fire calls from neighboring Clinton County on 151.415 on my 1990’s Uniden Bearcat BC200XLT handheld with just a short antenna but cannot receive the same on any of the above scanners programmed using the RR database.  The appropriate Service Types have been enabled, and the two 536HP’s are connected to outside antennas on a 40-foot TV tower.

	For reference, referring to USA>Illinois>Clinton>County Systems>Clinton>Clinton County-ETSB/911 in Radio Reference.

Thanks,
Tim






Steve Garwood
 

Tim,
I am experiencing a similar situation. I think it’s based more on the number of frequencies/systems. Given enough time, the SDS200 will eventually find the local transmission if it is long enough. My issue is trying to get the scanner to just scan a short favorites list. I don’t understand the process to set up the one touch favorite key even after reading the manual. It would be nice if I could get it to not scan the database.
Even the older scanners did not land on a frequency fast if the scan list was big enough....

Steve

On Apr 21, 2020, at 13:53, Tim Ferguson <tferg53@gmail.com> wrote:

 I’m rather perplexed and am hoping for some assistance from those who truly understand scanning today. I live in a city located at the corner of four counties which I have programmed into my 436HP, 536HP, and SDS100. Yet, and this is the issue, I can receive fire calls from neighboring Clinton County on 151.415 on my 1990’s Uniden Bearcat BC200XLT handheld with just a short antenna but cannot receive the same on any of the above scanners programmed using the RR database. The appropriate Service Types have been enabled, and the two 536HP’s are connected to outside antennas on a 40-foot TV tower.

For reference, referring to USA>Illinois>Clinton>County Systems>Clinton>Clinton County-ETSB/911 in Radio Reference.

Thanks,
Tim




Bryan King
 

To shut off data base scan push the squelch/menu knob , set scan selection enter, select lists to monitor enter, full database enter

On Apr 22, 2020, at 05:32, Steve Garwood <n0czv@roadrunner.com> wrote:

Tim,
I am experiencing a similar situation. I think it’s based more on the number of frequencies/systems. Given enough time, the SDS200 will eventually find the local transmission if it is long enough. My issue is trying to get the scanner to just scan a short favorites list. I don’t understand the process to set up the one touch favorite key even after reading the manual. It would be nice if I could get it to not scan the database.
Even the older scanners did not land on a frequency fast if the scan list was big enough....

Steve
On Apr 21, 2020, at 13:53, Tim Ferguson <tferg53@gmail.com> wrote:

 I’m rather perplexed and am hoping for some assistance from those who truly understand scanning today. I live in a city located at the corner of four counties which I have programmed into my 436HP, 536HP, and SDS100. Yet, and this is the issue, I can receive fire calls from neighboring Clinton County on 151.415 on my 1990’s Uniden Bearcat BC200XLT handheld with just a short antenna but cannot receive the same on any of the above scanners programmed using the RR database. The appropriate Service Types have been enabled, and the two 536HP’s are connected to outside antennas on a 40-foot TV tower.

For reference, referring to USA>Illinois>Clinton>County Systems>Clinton>Clinton County-ETSB/911 in Radio Reference.

Thanks,
Tim






John Lewis
 

Can anyone tell me how to delay i have the 436hp 
John wd4lew

On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 5:32 AM, Steve Garwood
<n0czv@...> wrote:
Tim,
I am experiencing a similar situation.  I think it’s based more on the number of frequencies/systems.  Given enough time, the SDS200 will eventually find the local transmission if it is long enough.  My issue is trying to get the scanner to just scan a short favorites list.  I don’t understand the process to set up the one touch favorite key even after reading the manual.  It would be nice if I could get it to not scan the database.
Even the older scanners did not land on a frequency fast if the scan list was big enough....

Steve
> On Apr 21, 2020, at 13:53, Tim Ferguson <tferg53@...> wrote:
>
>     I’m rather perplexed and am hoping for some assistance from those who truly understand scanning today.  I live in a city located at the corner of four counties which I have programmed into my 436HP, 536HP, and SDS100.  Yet, and this is the issue, I can receive fire calls from neighboring Clinton County on 151.415 on my 1990’s Uniden Bearcat BC200XLT handheld with just a short antenna but cannot receive the same on any of the above scanners programmed using the RR database.  The appropriate Service Types have been enabled, and the two 536HP’s are connected to outside antennas on a 40-foot TV tower.
>
>    For reference, referring to USA>Illinois>Clinton>County Systems>Clinton>Clinton County-ETSB/911 in Radio Reference.
>
> Thanks,
> Tim
>
>
>
>




Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA)
 

> Even the older scanners did not land on a frequency fast if the scan list was big enough....

Even with my newer scanner, since there is plenty of room, I put the frequencies I'm concerned with in multiple times with other frequencies in between. Then you have a better chance it will catch what you need. I don't know of any reason you only have to use a frequency only once.  : )

Mick

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Rick NK7I
 

Or use the priority feature(s) of the scanner instant the things you want/need to hear more. 

Rick NK7I

Smell Czech corruptions are inevitable

On Apr 22, 2020, at 7:14 AM, Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:



> Even the older scanners did not land on a frequency fast if the scan list was big enough....

Even with my newer scanner, since there is plenty of room, I put the frequencies I'm concerned with in multiple times with other frequencies in between. Then you have a better chance it will catch what you need. I don't know of any reason you only have to use a frequency only once.  : )

Mick

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Tim Ferguson
 

It does work with the search mode, now to catch it when there’s a broadcast to get the PL.

Tim

On Apr 25, 2020, at 12:00 PM, Rick Bates, NK7I <Rick.NK7I@...> wrote:



Have you tried turning the CTCSS detect off, or put it into search mode for a tone for that entry?

If you use search, it will display the tone and if it's different, you can email RR to post an updated tone.

Rick NK7I


On 4/21/2020 9:54 AM, Tim Ferguson wrote:
	I’m rather perplexed and am hoping for some assistance from those who truly understand scanning today.  I live in a city located at the corner of four counties which I have programmed into my 436HP, 536HP, and SDS100.  Yet, and this is the issue, I can receive fire calls from neighboring Clinton County on 151.415 on my 1990’s Uniden Bearcat BC200XLT handheld with just a short antenna but cannot receive the same on any of the above scanners programmed using the RR database.  The appropriate Service Types have been enabled, and the two 536HP’s are connected to outside antennas on a 40-foot TV tower.

	For reference, referring to USA>Illinois>Clinton>County Systems>Clinton>Clinton County-ETSB/911 in Radio Reference.

Thanks,
Tim





Rick NK7I
 

There may not be a tone, by system change or database error.

It’ll continue to hear as is, but it would be helpful to keep the database accurate. Glad you’re on top of it.

Rick NK7I

Smell Czech corruptions are inevitable

On Apr 25, 2020, at 4:20 PM, Tim Ferguson <timlferg@timlferg.com> wrote:

It does work with the search mode, now to catch it when there’s a broadcast to get the PL.

Tim