To monitor the various public safety agencies (sheriff, police, fire, EMS, etc.) in
East Central Florida, you need to have a 800 MHz Trunk Tracker scanner.
It is almost impossible to monitor these trunked systems using and older, conventional type scanner. Only a few agencies in this area are still communicating in conventional (non-trunked) mode.
The following is a list of the trunked systems currently being used in East Central Florida.
Volusia County Brevard County Flagler County Hillsborough County Indian River County Florida Power & Light Orlando Utilities Commission Notes: - The frequencies must be entered into the scanner in the channel order as they are listed on the webpage (LCN order). - All county systems are wideband EDACS. - FP&L and OUC use narrowband EDACS. Not all EDACS trunk tracking scanners can track narrowband EDACS. - Some Sheriff and police department talkgroups use ProVoice Digital mode and cannot be monitored by any scanner.
Orange County City of Winter Park Osceola County Sea World Palm Beach County Disney Cruise Ships St. Lucie County Seminole County Progress Energy City of Orlando City of Lakeland Tampa Electric Company City of Maitland Delta Airlines (Orlando) City of Ocala Many business users Notes: - All Motorola systems in East Central Florida are Type II systems. - Some scanners have a "Control Channel Only Mode" where you just have to enter the control channel to monitor a Motorola Trunked System. All systems in this area use Plan 1. - Motorola Trunked Systems are also used by business users (taxicabs, pest control, wreckers, repairmen etc.). They are mostly in the 935 - 940 MHz business band.
Ft. Pierce Utilities Authority Mears Transportation MV Transportation (Orlando Paratransit System) Rinker Materials Corporation Tarmac, Inc. Florida Rock Industries Orlando International Airport University of Central Florida Various business users Notes: - The frequencies must be entered into the scanner as they are listed on the webpage (LCN order). - Logic Trunked Radio (LTR) Trunk Systems do not have a control channel such as Motorola or Ericsson Trunked Systems. On a LTR Trunk System a data burst can be heard on each frequency of the system around every 10 to 20 seconds. - LTR Trunked Systems are used by many business users all over Florida (security patrols, paratransit systems, taxicabs, pest control, wreckers, sanitation trucks, repairmen, hotels & resorts etc.). They can be found in the 400, 800 and 900 MHz business bands.
Alachua County / Gainesville (mixed analog/digital) Lake County (all digital) Marion County (all digital) Martin County (mixed analog/digital) Orange County (mixed digital/encrypted) Osceola County (mixed digital/encrypted) Polk County (all analog/digital) City of Apopka (mixed digital/encrypted) City of Eatonville (mixed digital/encrypted) City of Maitland (mixed digital/encrypted) City of Winter Park (mixed analog/digital/encrypted) City of Orlando (mixed digital/encrypted) Kennedy Space Center (all digital) Cape Canaveral AFS (all digital) Patrick Air Force Base (mixed digital/encrypted) Reedy Creek (Disney Area) (mixed analog/digital) Universal Studios (all digital/encrypted)
The following trunked systems/modes cannot be monitored by any type of scanner: State of Florida SLERS M/A-COM ProVoice Digital Trunked Systems Both the control channel and all the talkgroups are encrypted. The following agencies are using this system: Florida Highway Patrol (including the Florida Turnpike) Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Department of Business Regulations Florida Department of Law Enforcement Florida Department of Corrections Florida Department of Management Services Florida Department of Transportation - Motor Carrier Enforcement Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Florida State Fire Marshall Florida National Guard Florida Department of Health State University Police Departments Capitol Police Division Of Insurance Fraud Medicaid Fraud Control Social Security Administration's Office of Investigations Agricultural Law Enforcement Corrections Corporation of America Baker County Sheriff's Office Bradford County Sheriff Franklin County Sheriff's Office Glades County Sheriff's Office Gulf County Sheriff's Office Henry County Sheriff's Office Levy County Sheriff's Office Okaloosa County EMS Okeechobee County Sheriffs Okeechobee Fire Rescue City of Okeechobee Police Dept. City of Okeechobee Fire Rescue Okeechobee Utility Authority Seminole Tribe Public Safety Union County Walton County - Fire Rescue CSX Railroad Police GeoGroup, Inc Tampa General Hospital, AeroMed Service MISC. SYSTEMS LTR Multinet Trunked Systems (used by Clay County) NEXTEL iDEN Trunked Systems (used by Disney World) EDACS ProVoice Digital Mode (used on some talkgroups for police undercover work) Motorola Encrypted Mode (used by Orlando PD and some PAFB, City of Winter Park, City of Apopka, Reedy Creek, Universal Studios) 220 mHz Passport LTR Systems (used by buisness users) Notes: - When a talkgroup is transmitted in the EDACS ProVoice Digital Mode, there is no indication on the scanner, nothing is heard or seen on the display. - Most police and fire departments also use NEXTEL to pass along sensitive information.
The following is a list of Trunk Tracker scanners and the types of trunked systems that they will receive: MODEL SYSTEMS RECEIVED GRE PSR-300 Motorola / EDACS / LTR GRE PSR-400 Motorola / EDACS / LTR GRE PSR-500 Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital / 700 MHZ Trunk Systems GRE PSR-600 Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital / 700 MHZ Trunk Systems MFJ MFJ-8322 Motorola / EDACS / LTR Radio Shack PRO-51 Motorola only (see note) Radio Shack PRO-90 Motorola only (see note) Radio Shack PRO-91 Motorola only (see note) Radio Shack PRO-92 Motorola / EDACS / LTR (see note) Radio Shack PRO-93 Motorola / EDACS (see note) Radio Shack PRO-94 Motorola / EDACS (see note) Radio Shack PRO-95 Motorola / EDACS (see note) Radio Shack PRO-96 Motorola / EDACS / Motorola Digital Radio Shack PRO-97 Motorola / EDACS / LTR (see note) Radio Shack PRO-106 Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital / 700 MHZ Trunk Systems Radio Shack PRO-160 Motorola / EDACS / LTR Radio Shack PRO-162 Motorola / EDACS / LTR Radio Shack PRO-163 Motorola / EDACS / LTR Radio Shack PRO-164 Motorola / EDACS / LTR Radio Shack PRO-197 Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital / 700 MHZ Trunk Systems Radio Shack PRO-433 Motorola / EDACS / LTR Radio Shack PRO-528 Motorola / EDACS / LTR Radio Shack PRO-2050 Motorola only (see note) Radio Shack PRO-2051 Motorola / EDACS / LTR (see note) Radio Shack PRO-2052 Motorola / EDACS (see note) Radio Shack PRO-2053 Motorola / EDACS (see note) Radio Shack PRO-2055 Motorola / EDACS / LTR (see note) Radio Shack PRO-2066 Motorola only (see note) Radio Shack PRO-2067 Motorola / EDACS / LTR (see note) Radio Shack PRO-2096 Motorola / EDACS / Motorola Digital Uniden BCT8 Motorola / EDACS / LTR Uniden BCT15 Motorola / EDACS / LTR Uniden BCT15X Motorola / EDACS / LTR Uniden BC235XLT Motorola only (see note) Uniden BC245XLT Motorola / EDACS (see note) Uniden BC246T Motorola / EDACS / LTR Uniden BC250D Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital with BCi25D board installed (see note) Uniden BC296D Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital Uniden BCR330T Motorola / EDACS / LTR Uniden BCR346T Motorola / EDACS / LTR Uniden BCD396T Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital / 700 MHZ Trunk Systems Uniden BCD396XT Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital / 700 MHZ Trunk Systems Uniden BC780XLT Motorola / EDACS / LTR (see note) Uniden BC785D Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital with BCi25D board installed (see note) Uniden BC796D Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital Uniden BC895XLT Motorola only (see note) Uniden BC898T Motorola / EDACS / LTR Uniden BCD996T Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital / 700 MHZ Trunk Systems Uniden BCD996XT Motorola / EDACS / LTR / Motorola Digital / 700 MHZ Trunk Systems Note: These scanners are expected to stop working on rebanded Motorola Systems and cannot be updated. The following scanners can also receive EDACS I-Calls and Motorola Private Calls: Uniden BC250XLT Uniden BCD396T Uniden BC246T Uniden BCD396XT Uniden BC296D Uniden BC898T Uniden BC780XLT Uniden BCD996T Uniden BC785D Uniden BCD996T Uniden BC796D Uniden BC346XT Radio Shack PRO-106 Radio Shack PRO-197 GRE PSR-500
For information about rebanding go to http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Rebanding Motorola 800 MHZ Trunked Systems - Most newer scanners will need a firmware/software update to work on rebanded Motorola Systems. - Most older scanners are expected to stop working on rebanded Motorola Systems and cannot be updated. The scanner will probably not track some or all channels in the system after rebanding. - The following Motorola Trunked Systems have been rebanded: Martin County City of Maitland Orange County City of Orlando Palm Beach County City of Winter Park Polk County City of Apopka Seminole County Most scanner will also need a custom band plan programmed into them.
Typical scanner receiving ranges: A portable scanner can receive a trunked system up to 10 to 15 miles from the transmitting antenna. A base scanner with an external antenna can receive a trunked system up to 15 to 25 miles from the transmitting antenna. These ranges depend on various conditions such as scanner sensitivity, location and type of antenna used. Always program in to the scanner the frequencies of the closest transmitter antenna to your location. Only the repeater output frequencies are listed on the website. Do not enter the repeater input frequencies into the scanner. One channel in each Motorola or EDACS trunk system is the control (data) channel. It will be active all the time and sound like digital data (buzzing sound). When a trunk tracker scanner is programmed correctly: - You will no longer hear the system control (data) channel. - Talkgroups will be displayed on the scanner display instead of frequencies.
If you have a older conventional scanner you can still listen to the following: Florida Division of Forestry Marine frequencies Railroad frequencies Aircraft frequencies Most counties still page out fire stations on VHF. Police intercity on 155.37 is very active in the Orlando area. There are many buisness users, hotels, shopping malls etc. that use conventional VHF and UHF frequencies.
East Central Florida Trunked System Frequencies
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