Choosing a Scanner for the Coastal Georgia Area

One of the questions I get on a regular basis is about what kind of scanner to buy. Until this year, I didn't have any experience with Whistler's scanners, so it was a question that I was uncomfortable asking. All I could truthfully do was pass along my experiences with Uniden's equipment and why I … Continue reading Choosing a Scanner for the Coastal Georgia Area

Observations on the Whistler TRX-1 Digital Trunking Scanner

A few weeks ago, I purchased a Whistler TRX-1 scanner after reading a review of it in Frequency Monitor magazine. I haven't used a non-Uniden scanner in quite a long time and I wanted something that would receive NXDN since I find myself in the Pierce County and Bleckley County areas (both of which have … Continue reading Observations on the Whistler TRX-1 Digital Trunking Scanner

Uniden BCD396XT Firmware Update to Help With Digital Simulcast Systems

Update, 25 January 2013, 0645 hrs:  The Uniden USB-1 cable arrived earlier in the week and I began using it with an Acer netbook running Windows 7.  Everything is functioning properly, so the issue was a conflict between the firmware update and the USB-to-Serial adapter.  The firmware update is a great improvement to the radio's … Continue reading Uniden BCD396XT Firmware Update to Help With Digital Simulcast Systems

Scanning: Glynn County SEGARRN Update

While I was in Brunswick last week, I left the Uniden BCD396XT running with Butel's ARC-XT software on my netbook computer to log and record talkgroups on the Glynn County site of the SEGARRN trunked repeater system.  During the week, I was able to use the logs and recordings to identify one of the Glynn … Continue reading Scanning: Glynn County SEGARRN Update