Archive for the 'Scanners' Category


GRE PSR-300 Scanner Signal Strength Meter

Monday, March 1st, 2010

One of the features I really like with the new GRE PSR-300 scanner that I’ve been testing is the signal strength meter. On the display there is a big S when your receiving a transmission followed by 0-5 bars to indicate signal strength. Why is this such a good thing. Well for starters it makes […]

First impressions of GRECOM | GRE PSR-300

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

This is going to be a long series. I am going to be spacing things out a bit and so I’m starting this post on January 1st. It will likely publish on the 30th. I’m going to delve into quite a few aspects of the GRE PSR-300 in greater detail in future posts, but this […]

Buying a Scanner with Pre-Programming

Friday, January 15th, 2010

When I was shopping for the GRE PSR-300 I noticed that a lot of places (including scannermaster.com) offer to program your scanner for you. Some, such as the greamerica.com site offer pre-programming for free for one county (and they sell it at a bit higher price.) Others will offer programming for around the $60 range […]

Monitoring 2M Repeaters and even the Temperature with the GRE PSR-300 Scanner

Monday, January 4th, 2010

One of the reasons that I was interested in getting this GRE PSR-300 scanner to review and work with was the possibility of tuning in the local amateur radio repeaters. I’ve been able to receive one thus far with the old scanner although I was barely picking it up. It is the repeater of the […]

GRE PSR-300 Scanner

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Well….. I am waiting anxiously the arrival of the new scanner. I ordered Monday from Scannermaster.com (orders before 3pm ship the same day). It is Wednesday and UPS has it listed as out for delivery. I will be doing hopefully a long and thorough series of articles on the scanner in coming weeks. First up […]

Looking for a New Scanner Radio (Police Scanner)

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Well…. after this last storm I got the old Uniden scanner out and reprogrammed it’s 10 channels to monitor one local amateur repeater the volunteer fire, one sherrif’s department channel and a couple other close frequencies. I heard a lot of the cleanup process and was quickly struggling with how to juggle the other frequencies […]

Local Radio Frequency Reference | What Radio Frequencies are in use in Your / My Area

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

There are so many great web resources that sometimes it’s easy to forget or misplace one. I was reminded today of RadioReference.com which is a big resource to forget, but I’m into so many varied projects I’ll use that as an excuse. In fact, they have a great radio frequency database that allows you to […]

Raleigh, NC area online scanner

Monday, May 7th, 2007

I ran across this in the last few days and wanted to leave a link here. Of course, there are lots of scanner streams online, this one is based in Cary, NC and covers the Raleigh-Durham area including police, fire, RDU airport, etc. here’s the link, one thing that’s kind of neat is that it […]

Uniden Bearcat BC65XLT Portable Scanner

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

This is an older model scanner that was sold at Radio Shack and likely other outlets probably in the late 80’s into the 90’s. It has Wx, scan and manual buttons, 10 channel memory and a key pad with Lockout capablities (and keypad off/on switch.) It can run on 12V DC (tip positive). It doesn’t […]

Charlotte Mecklenberg scanner online

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

There’s also an online stream of the Charlotte Mecklenberg County (North Carolina) available online. It’s a trunked system and the link to the stream is on this page. It’s an mp3 stream and they’re using an bc-825 trunk tracker to track it.    Send article as PDF   

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