Custom Scanner Programming


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NEW 8/15/20 Niagara County Has added multiple new channels and you will need to get your scanner updated. Without the update you will no longer be able to hear any type of fire or EMS calls in the city of Lockport and North Tonawanda after the initial dispatch. You also need the update to hear the new channels that will be used for fires and other large incidents after the initial dispatch in the County.There is a list of all of the new channels below.


For those of you looking to buy a new scanner please private message me on the Niagara County Fire Wire Facebook Page before buying. I'll give you the best recommendation on what to buy & where to get it based on your needs and budget. So many people spend money only to find out it is incompatible or overpriced.


I will custom program any capable scanner new or used for you with the following features.


1- Upgrade scanner to the latest firmware

2- Install the entire Niagara County digital system (or any other county) plus any extra channels you would like.

3- If your scannner is playing garbled channels it was programmed incorrectly and i will correct that problem.

4- Delete all of the extra channels that are not needed.

5- Create banks so you will be able to easily turn on and off indvidual channels or departments.

6- Your scanner will display exacty what radio is talking with my personal radio id file which has over 2700 radio id numbers programmed.

7- When i am done i will show you how to use your scanner and answer any questions you have.

8- I will have your scanner programmed in 1 hour and i will print out your custom list of channels.

9- If your scanner is a Radio Shack & you let them program it,you are missing things and you won't have much control of the scanner. I can also fix that for you


Here are the scanners in order that i recommend That will work with the Niagara County Digital system.


Portables

1 Unication G5, Small-super long battery life-NO DISTORTION-no antenna needed-receives longer distance-but can only monitor one digital system at once

2 Uniden-SDS10O- nice color display-can monitor other counties at the same time-replay feature- can show full unit ids- NO DISTORTION

3 Uniden-BCD325P2 works fine- smaller display- can show some unit ids however they will be cut off-no replay-some minor distortion but not a dealbreaker

4 Uniden-BCD436 works fine- bigger display than bcd325p2 but harder to read when outside or in light - can show all unit ids however they will be cut off a little- replay feature -some minor distortion but not a dealbreaker-not worth the extra money compared to the bcd325p2

5 Whistler- WS1040,Radio Shack-PRO-651- these are older and do not decode the digital as well as the Unidens do

There are a few other portable scanners that will work but in my testing they do not work very well.


Desktops

1 Uniden-SDS20O- nice big color display-can monitor other counties at the same time-replay feature- can show full unit ids- NO DISTORTION

2 Uniden-BCD996p2 works fine- smaller display- can show some unit ids however they will be cut off-no replay-some minor distortion but not a dealbreaker

3 Uniden-BCD536 works fine- bigger display than bcd996p2 but harder to read in light - can show all unit ids however they will be cut off a little- replay feature -some minor distortion but not a dealbreaker-not worth the extra money compared to the bcd325p2

4 Whistler- WS1065,Radio Shack-PRO-652- these are older and do not decode the digital as weel as the Unidens do

There are a few other desktop scanners that will work but in my testing they do not work very well.

If your scanner has a zip code mode method do NOT use it. You will get 100's of extra channels from miles away that you will have no interest in. Also you will have very little control with turning things on and off and you wil end up missing most of the things that you reallly want to hear.


Click the link to message me on the Niagara County Fire Wire page for pricing or any other questions.Message Niagara County Fire Wire


Here is a list of the channels you will receive with the Niagara County digital system

* = NEW CHANNELS

NC Fire Dispatch

NC Fire Tac 1-7.

NC Fire EMS Tac

LFD-Tac-1 *

NT-Tac-1 *

NFFD-Tac-1 *

NFFD-Tac-2 *

Fire Announce

Sheriff Dispatch

Sheriff Data

Sheriff Secondary

Sheriff Dispatch

Sheriff Data

Sheriff Secondary

Sheriff Ops 1-2

Sheriff Emergency Revert

Sheriff Announce

LE County 1-4

Lockport Police

North Tonawanda Police

NYS Park Police

Fire Department 1-4

Public Safety 1-4

County Wide 1-4

County Highway

Towns of Cambria,Niagara,Wheatfield Highway

Towns of Lockport,Pendleton,Royalton Highway

Towns of Newfane,Somerset Highway

Towns of Lewiston,Porter,Wilson Highway

All Villages in Niagara County Highway

Sheriff to Highway

* = NEW CHANNELS

Sherrif also dispatches for the following


NYS PD

Town Of Niagara PD

Lewiston PD

Youngstown PD

Middleport PD

Barker PD

Sommerset PD


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