I just got a baofeng and am hoping someone can post the info graphic with frequencies to program it with. Tried finding it via google, but moe archive is dead.
I just awoke from a hundred-year slumber. When did /k/ become little girls like me on the left?
no way senpai
Muchas gracias amigo. I've had a he'll of a time trying to program it using my PC. Programming cables never work. Have some OC in thanks.
>when did /k/ become little girls
>implying we ever weren't
They rarely work because the market is flooded with knock-off Chinese cables with a counterfeit Prolific usb to serial converters in them. The current drivers make them useless, so you have to find, install, and roll back your USB drivers. Have fun with that.
Yes, most of the time.
You can listen to your local police/ems/fire and other public service bands as long as they are analog. I have all the local sheriffs, pd's, and fire departments programmed in my Baofeng and it works great. Just don't broadcast on them because its bad m'kay?
If your local leo's use digital radios you need a digital scanner and odds are they are using trunked digital so you'd be double fucked.
Not so much. It requires some /g/entlemanly skills, but totally possible. Want to make it portable and you can use a raspberry pi. There's probably a better way to go portable if I sit and think a bit.
>tfw /k/ is the only board that has radio threads
anyone here into SDR?
here. I deal with a bunch of spectrum related stuff for work, but I keep putting off making my own digital scanner because i just come home and drink. thinking about going for broke and making a linux laptop for it
Ah yeah, I follow my local EMS trunked P25 service from time to time.
That guide is pretty outdated, since Unitrunker can interface with the RTLSDR dongles directly now. No need for SDR# and the debug hacks.
It works pretty well, though I do need to get a better antenna setup .
Also go download "CHIRP", it's free and it's the only real way to program your chinky HT.
It'll have several default lists for FRS/GMRS, MURS, Marine, etc. that you can copypasta from when building your channel list.
Also just recenty got into comms with the Bow-wow UV-82.
Using it as my radio for the fire service since my department is volunteer and doesn't have hundreds of dollars to throw around on radios for newbies when they just bought us all new gear.
So far I have all the countywide police/sheriff/fire/EMS frequencies programmed in, as well as the first five GMRS, the five MURS, and a few true "emergency" channels such as the national search-and-rescue and Marine 16.
What is some other cool shit I can listen to?
>pro-tip I don't have a HAM license yet, I'm using it solely as a scanner except for on the fire channels.
Need version 184.108.40.206 of the Prolific driver to work with the knockoff Prolific chips. Get it here:
I have this working with the local 900MHz trunking system. It's comprised of two RTL-SDR dongles, a 800-2.5GHz Log Periodic anteeeena.
Two pieces of software are required. I use Unitrunker to follow the control channel with the first receiver and tell the second receiver where to listen for the digital encoded voice. That voice must be piped into a Virtual Audio Cable or looped out of and back into your sound card. Then the second piece of software, DSDPlus, takes in the digitally encoded audio and puts out audible voice.
Voice talkgroups that are encrypted can't be listened to, but simple digital encoding can be listened to.
I haven't tried that yet. I really should, it sounds interesting. I just really hate that my only laptop is a shitty netbook and it can barely run GQRX with my custom rtl-sdr
Try RadioReference.com, punch in your area and see what other licenses are issued for your area. I have several municipal services, ambulance service, fire, security/comms for several larger businesses, etc.
It's also worth putting in NOAA frequencies also.
Actually I meant to link to radioreference in my original post, because it's where I found all the ones I currently have.
I keep the local NWS frequency plugged into the VFO mode, so if I need it all I have to do is turn the radio off, hold menu. and turn it back on.
I'm not going to actually program it as a channel, because it will park my scan on it every time it passes it. And I don't know how to set channels to be skipped during scan in Chirp.
The "Skip" column in CHIRP will cause the channel to be skipped when there is an 'S' in the memory chosen to skip.
Okay /k/, I have a gift for all you commo guys.
Since errybody like infographics, I've split up my lists of frequencies into several quick references for each service. It contains all the info one should need to program their Baofeng with CHIRP, or otherwise program a rig to be interoperable with the frequencies listed.
If something isn't right, reply and I'll fix it.
Marine Radio Frequencies
Business Band Frequencies
CH3 / Emergency / Distress Frequencies
Collection across many services for Emergency/Distress and CH3 Project / AmRRON / 3-3-3 Plan SHTF Frequencies
Neat info to have. If you export the memories as a .CSV I can put it up on murdercube.com/radioconfig for people to download. (my email is komradedimitri at gmail dot com)
By the way, if anyone is new to programming radios, check out murdercube.com/radioconfig for a brief start-up guide.
File sent. Nice site, first time I've come across it.
Some pretty good stuff you got there!
Not -technically- legal to use a Baofeng with Walmart Walkie Talkies, but use low power and don't be an idiot and nobody will know or care.
Use the FRS/GMRS frequencies above to talk to walkie-talkies, assuming you are in the US.
Europe uses PMR generally, which is inter-operable with the Baofeng if it's straight analog (no digital): >>27798738