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  • Tom
    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
    Message 1 of 7 , May 19, 2010
      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
      > FreeScan?
      > 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.
      > >
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