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11:48 am
December 23, 2008



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I received a new Radio Shack Pro 20-164 triple trunking scanner as a gift. In Nevada, the highway patrol has switched to EDACS trunking. I have gone through the owners manual time and time again and nothing works. I have gone online and printed the freqs for the whole state along with dec numbers and talk group numbers. I am doing something wrong…when I program the main data channel makes noise and if I have done it properly it is not supposed to. I need a step by step description of how to do it I guess. The book isn't that clear. I live in the Ely, NV area and have the freq numbers, site numbers, talk group numbers, etc for the highway patrol. I eliminate all of the pre-programmed channels to cut down on the confusion. Help!!

12:41 pm
December 23, 2008



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Hiya Bob

Trunk Tracking can be confusing until you gain some experience with it.

First of all I assume you are probably getting your frequencies and TGID's from

What software are you using to program your scanner?

The folks at radioreference have extensive knowledge in just about any radio system you can imagine and some of them will have specific knowledge of your radio model and the Nevada HWY Patrol as well.

We have all Unidens, therefore I don't have any first hand experience with programming your radio, however I will try to help as much as possible.

Let me know what software you are using and also take a look at radioreference if you haven't already.

Also this may help you understand how it all works.

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5:33 pm
December 23, 2008



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I agree with Foz, is great. You definitely need to use software. it makes programming much easier. Remember that your scanner will not work unless the frequencies are in order.

As for software, you can try Win95. I am no sure if it is specific to yours, but it should work. Do a google search for WIN95 it is free to download and use. What is nice, is you can save different download lists as well. For instance when I go to the NASCAr race, I just reload the scanner with my NASCAR saved program, when I get home, vice versa.

It took me a while to figure out the trunking and Foz did help. Just do some trial and error. The software will help, because you can easily change all of the data in your actual program much easier.

Don't forget to push the "PLAY" button!!

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