Re: Missing broadcasts
- I have both FreeScan and ARCXT with 180 day Radio Reference subscription. However, I was kind of misled because I thought I was getting lifetime updates with radio reference whereas its just lifetime updates for the ARCXT program. i'm oldschool fan of Police Call from Radio Shack.Thank you again!
--- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, Richard Victor <Victor@...> wrote:
> OK, now I know what you are referring to. On the left are the sites
> that make up the system. You should choose the one or more that you
> want. Once they've been downloaded to the software, you need to assign
> each of them a System/Site/Service Quick Key. You can assign more than
> one site to a particular SQK if you desire. In fact a trunked site and
> a conventional system can share the same SQK if you want to do it that way.
> On the right are the talkgroups. They are divided into groups. Within
> each group the talkgroups are the numbers after the "ID:". You should
> choose those that you want and then assign a Group Quick Key for each
> group. That will control all of the IDs in that group.
> What state, counties and systems are you trying to program? I'll try to
> put together a sample file to get you started. Are you using ARC-XT or
> On 5/18/2010 8:40 PM, Tom wrote:
> > Radio Reference Web Service: In Radio reference when selecting State, County from dropdown, and Trunk Systems button, then Agency dropdown menu. It gives you two windows, on left Sites: menu and on the right side, Talkgroups. I tried to import a screenshot but I'm not sure how in reply message here.
> > Also, I forgot to delete my old systems on my scanner! I tried the mobile test you suggested and only got a few broadcasts, I think my antenna positioning has something to do with that and programming was definitly an issue.I re-programmed after deleting all channels and I seem to get more broadcasts! Thank you for your continued support!
> > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, Richard Victor<Victor@> wrote:
> >> While number tags can be useful, they aren't crucial and I'd suggest
> >> that you forget about them until you've got System/Site/Service Quick
> >> Keys and Group Quick Keys under control.
> >> I don't understand the "trunked on left and talkgroup to the right."
> >> Trunked is a description of the type of system and talkgroups are the
> >> individual channels which are contained in one or more groups in each
> >> system.
> >> I generally recommend that newcomers use FreeScan because I feel that
> >> it's easier to use than the others and it's free. If you need
> >> additional features, then you can consider the others later. My
> >> personal choice is FreeScan and ProScan, using each for the things that
> >> I feel it's best at. I also own ARC-XT, but find it less useful.
> >> Others prefer it, of course.
> >> An additional advantage of FreeScan is that its popularity makes it easy
> >> to exchange datafiles with others either so that they can look at what
> >> you've done and provide assistance or so that you can get files for your
> >> area from someone who has already programmed for that area.
> >> On 5/17/2010 9:35 PM, Tom wrote:
> >>> I guess when I assigned quick keys 3-92 I thought the talkgroups were tagged as quickkey number too;trunked on left and talkgroup to the right.I was confused as to QK assignment for a group and Number tag for system or channel.Also, I just realized I was restricted as to how many groups I could upload on the ARC demo.Let me read more on the proper way to program and organize groups.
> >>> --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, Richard Victor<Victor@> wrote:
> >>>> It's not clear to me what you mean by
> >>>> "I tagged both site and talkgroup under 1 quickkey number, 92(qk's)<--same as tags?"
> >>>> Trunked sites and conventional systems have System/Site/Service Quick
> >>>> Keys. Talkgroups individually have no quick keys at all. The groups
> >>>> that they are contained in have Group Quick Keys.
> >>>> It is unlikely that you've reached the maximum number of talkgroups
> >>>> unless the trunked system has more than 500, which is the maximum.
> >>>> You might want to take a look at the following for an explanation of the
> >>>> structure of the data in your scanner.
> >>>> http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php?title=Systems%2C_Sites_and_Groups&printable=yes
> >>>> <http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php?title=Systems%2C_Sites_and_Groups&printable=yes>
> >>>> You mention the possibility of upgrading your antenna. Obviously, an
> >>>> inadequate antenna could be why you aren't getting what you expect to
> >>>> hear. On the other hand, you could have the best antenna and location
> >>>> and you wouldn't hear anything if your programming isn't right. From
> >>>> what you've stated, I'm inclined to think that you have a programming
> >>>> problem. I'd suggest that you get in the car with your radio and drive
> >>>> to a location where you can't possible not be in range of the system and
> >>>> see what you hear. If you aren't hearing it there, your initial problem
> >>>> is programming. Once you've got that resolved, you can determine
> >>>> whether you need a better antenna to hear from your normal location.
> >>>> Dick
> >>>> On 5/16/2010 3:44 PM, Tom wrote:
> >>>>> I programmed 3 counties: conventional, agencies and trunk sys. and it seems that I'm not getting everything on scan mode. I tagged both site and talkgroup under 1 quickkey number, 92(qk's)<--same as tags? altogether and I deleted pre-existing ones on upload. I can't figure out if I've reach max talkgroups. Am I getting some of these groups lockedout? Also I edited out duplicates. Am I missing something? Anyone know? I'm playing hit or miss on some of this programming. I'm using ARC-XT>I put 3 software choices in hat and picked that one! Also, I was thinking of upgrading antenna to an 800mhz one.