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Okay cheers rob for all your help m8 much appreciated will look into a dongle or maybe wiring my scanner if unable to return will I be able ro get pub watch and security. With what I have?
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if you do the discrimiator mod .. or buy an sdr dongle.
i honestly reccomend you sell the scanner and get an rtl sdr dvb dongle paxkage £12.45 from cosycave. https://www.cosycave.co.uk/product.php?id_product=282
the dongle dosent Scan as such, but its better, more visual, AND its does USB and LSB modes...easy to save your frequencies too..
the only neg is its not portable.. unl;ess u have a laptop... there is an android app but no digi decoding for android yet.

if you get one try HDSDR software rather than SDR# i much prefer it.
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Hey morning rob your help has been second to none iam a little confused how the dongle thing works with it would I hear like of shop, pub watch? and if I managed the discriminator would I also hear the same stuff as I would with dongle?. If a got a program is it straight forward to use as im a newbie I really appreciate all your info and help. As when I bought the ubc355clt I honestly thought I could pick up the above frequencies :( was looking at the UBC75XLT but am I spending money I don't need to?.
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yes, you would be able to recieve ANYTHING between 24 and 1700 mhz .. your best bet is to just buy one and play with it,, it will all become clear once you have it.
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I honestly just thought having a scanner was better as some say its all to do with my ariel so im just totally confused don't know which way to turn lol feel so stressed with something I should be enjoying I really do appreciate all your help mate wthink I needpto read up on more see where it takes me I read alot of people use these dongle set up as a scanner and its cheaper awk my head is mash lol
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Years ago it was just a case of a scanner and a decent antenna and everything was good.
But now you have the digital age and it gets a little more complex.
With a normal scanner you can still get quite a fair bit, aircraft, taxis, military air buses, and a whole host of simplex pmr stuff local to you.
But a lot of business users and shopwatch systems have went digital and the most common is mototrbo, that's when the dongle etc comes into play.
It is not something that is straight forward but not beyond the reach of the average scanner enthusiast so don't panic to much.
Research and take on board what you have read on here and you can get there.
It is really a case of time and effort and you will see results.
Everyone is different when it comes to preference of scanners/dongles/software etc so take on board any info and make your own mind on what's best for you.
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Thanks for all the info guys it has made me as a newbie even more interested in it all hope you all have a great week end.
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scottyboy wrote: 10 Nov 2014, 20:59 453.2500 cc7 slot1 channel1
456.8500 cc8 slot1 channel2

Just to add there's plenty of mototrbo around glasgow.
Do you know what is the Shift frequency and if there is encryption type and number?
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Komp84 wrote: 20 Feb 2020, 16:01
scottyboy wrote: 10 Nov 2014, 20:59 453.2500 cc7 slot1 channel1
456.8500 cc8 slot1 channel2

Just to add there's plenty of mototrbo around glasgow.
Do you know what is the Shift frequency and if there is encryption type and number?
What's a Shift frequency?
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You would only need the shift if you were hoping to transmit on their frequency :(

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Metradio wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 14:30 You would only need the shift if you were hoping to transmit on their frequency :(

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This guy seems very strange and desperate.
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Or even worse, does not have a Scooby Doo on the programming...

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thelad wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 17:07
Metradio wrote: 21 Feb 2020, 14:30 You would only need the shift if you were hoping to transmit on their frequency :(

Mike
This guy seems very strange and desperate.
I’m just trying to learn how to use my new DMR, cause at the moment I can’t hear nothing on it, mate...
And yes I am noob in the programming... Maybe you all are being, before you become a pro and become a bit arrogant...
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The simple answer is get a digital scanner..

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Re: Glasgow city center Shopwatch Digital

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Metradio wrote: 23 Feb 2020, 11:37 The simple answer is get a digital scanner..

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I have one and can’t hear nothing when I’m scanning
My DMR is Ailunce HD1
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