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3 questions 04 Feb 2013 21:51 #11067

  • Hymefly
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I used to own a Uniden scanner back in the 90's where I was able to listen in on CB radio frequencies. I would simply enter the lower frequency and (channel 1) the higher frequncy (channel 40). The scanner would scan everything between those limits. How can I do that with the Homepatrol? Can I also listen in on fast food drive thru places? Im thinking something so advance and expensive should be able to do it.

Also, I have a Firestik 4ft antenna on my truck that I use for my CB. Will this type of antenna work well with the Homepatrol unit?

Thanks.
Last Edit: 04 Feb 2013 21:55 by Hymefly. Reason: forgot to add something

Re: 3 questions 04 Feb 2013 22:09 #11068

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1) No, but the CB channels themselves are in the database, so this kind of search for those channels is unnecessary.

2) If you know the frequency of the drive-through, you can program it into a favorites list and monitor.

3) CB antennas don't work well for pulling in VHF (100 MHz) and above (really only optimal around 27 MHz). That said, if you are listening mostly to local stuff that has strong signals, it is probably adequate if not ideal. Of course, disconnect the CB, first.
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Re: 3 questions 05 Feb 2013 00:51 #11071

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UPMan wrote:
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2) If you know the frequency of the drive-through, you can program it into a favorites list and monitor.



I was wondering if this was possible. Do you need to put the long/lat in location or can it be left 0.0 ?

Thanks,

Re: 3 questions 05 Feb 2013 01:16 #11072

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0 is fine if you are NOT doing location based (which I would not)
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