Programming Radio Scanners

Programming Radio Scanners for APCO 25 – Digital GRN

Use this guide to help you program your radio scanner to listen on the NSW GRN (Government Radio Network) , 2011 major changes were done and now you will need a digital scanner to listen too Ambulance, Fire, SES, RFS .

27 April 2017 – AS there are more and more complicated radios being brought to market , its becoming apparent that these are not for the normal person to program . I have been using radios and programming for many many years, including the newer Whistler Trx-1 and Uniden 436/ 536 Hp and PT radios.  There will not work from the box , unless someone has said they have files have been installed for you .

If you buy a USA version, I can guarantee that will not work for AUS – not meaning they are uslesss, nearly all my radios are US Versions, with no issues.  The 436HP version can be updated for DMR- Pro Voice , possible NXDN later in the year, the 436 PT (AUSversion)  can not have this firmware updated for NXDN or DMR . The Whistler TRX1 and TRX 2 already have NXDN (nexedge , Kenwood Technology enabled ) .  DMR is a new standard which is taken over parts of AUS . MotoBRO another standard once again which is abled by Whistler and the 436 upgrade.

NOTE – I have had a manhy enquiries re radio programming of late – please if you do decide to buy one of these radios – be aware the newer type scanners are quite complex and knowledge of radio programming via PC or similar is required .  Eg Uniden 436hp and 536 are much more complex the the older 396xt models.

I do charge a fee for programming these radios  – as first I have to purchase the software – then there is the time to create file and send to you- this saves a lot of time of radio sitting dormant becoming a book stop and not using to his full potential .

If you have trouble programming, please email me bathurstscan@gmail.com – you can also send me your scanner and I can program for a fee! (these radio scanners are quite complicated, if settings are not correct, you will not hear anything) – especially the Digital setup – you can not operate these from the box.  Software is the easiest way to program.  I use software from www.butel.nl   

Uniden.com.au

http://www.uniden.com.au/AUSTRALIA/p_ubcd396xt_index.asp  Radio Scanner Uniden 396Xt – now can be found on Ebay for $380 or cheaper.!

 

Updated  programming for Digital GRN – steps below only for Uniden 396 996 radios, will not work for 436 or 536 . 

UNIDEN DIGITAL SCANNERS UBCD396T & UBCD996T

PROGRAM GOVERNMENT RADIO NETWORK (GRN) Digital

TO PROGRAM THE UBCD996T :

PRESS ‘Menu’ AND THEN SELECT ‘Program System’ AND PRESS ‘yes’.

SCROLL UP/DOWN TO ‘New System’ AND PRESS ‘yes’.

SCROLL DOWN TO ‘MOT TYPE 2/P25’ AND PRESS ‘yes’, THEN ‘yes’ AGAIN TO CONFIRM

SCROLL DOWN TO ‘Edit Site’ AND PRESS ‘yes’ THEN ‘yes’ AGAIN ON ‘New Site’.

SCROLL DOWN TO ‘UHF Band’, AND PRESS ‘yes’.

SCROLL DOWN TO ‘Set Frequencies’, AND PRESS ‘yes’, THEN ‘yes’ AGAIN TO ENTER YOUR FREQUENCY FOR YOUR LOCATION.

PRESS ‘Menu’ TWICE TO GO BACK.

SCROLL DOWN TO ‘Edit Band Plan’ AND PRESS ‘yes’.  NO NEED TO EDIT BAND PLAN ON p25 Digital, this is done in background of radio scanner.

THE REST OF THE PROGRAMMING IS THE SAME AS BELOW FROM ‘IT SHOULD NOW BE ON’

TO PROGRAM THE UBCD396T :  GRN DIgital

 

PRESS ‘Menu’ AND THEN SELECT ‘Program System’ AND PRESS  ‘yes’.

SCROLL UP/DOWN TO ‘New System’ AND PRESS ‘yes’.

SCROLL DOWN TO ‘MOT’ AND PRESS ‘yes’.

DIGITAL ASTRO 25 ( Apco25)

SCROLL DOWN TO ‘P25 band’ AND PRESS ‘yes’, THEN ‘yes’ AGAIN TO CONFIRM.

PRESS ‘Menu’ TWICE TO GO BACK, THEN SCROLL DOWN TO ‘Set Frequencies’ THEN PRESS ‘yes’, THEN PRESS ‘yes’ AGAIN TO ENTER THE FREQUENCY FOR YOUR LOCATION.

PRESS ‘Menu’ TWICE TO GO BACK, THEN SCROLL UP TO ‘Edit Sys Option’ THEN PRESS ‘yes’ THEN SCROLL DOWN TO ‘Set Status Bit’ AND PRESS ‘yes’, THEN SELECT ‘Ignore’ AND PRESS ‘yes’ AGAIN.

THEN SCROLL DOWN TO ‘Set End Code’, AND PRESS ‘yes’, SELECT ‘Ignore’ AND PRESS ‘yes’ AGAIN.

NOW PRESS ‘Menu’ TO GO BACK, THEN SCROLL DOWN TO ‘Edit Group’ AND PRESS ‘yes’. THEN PRESS ‘yes’ ON ‘New Group’ AND START ENTERING GROUPS FOR TGID’S. PLEASE REFER TO PAGE ” GRN TGID’S “

IF YOU WANT ALL GRN TGID’S TO BE ACTIVE YOU WILL NEED TO SET ‘ID Scan/Search’ TO ID Search OR IF YOU ONLY WANT THE TGID’S THAT YOU HAVE PROGRAMMED TO BE ACTIVE YOU WILL NEED TO SET THIS TO ‘ID Scan’

BE SURE TO HAVE ‘Set C-Ch Only’ SET TO ‘ON’, THIS IS IN ‘Edit Sys Option’.

NOW PRESS ‘Scan’ AND YOU SHOULD NOW BE MONITORING THE GOVERNMENT RADIO NETWORK ( GRN ). APCO25