> Are there any shareware/public domain programs that can be
>used to organize and keep track of scanner frequencies? I have heard
>that there are commercial ones, and I suppose that a spreadsheet could
>be used. I'm not looking to *control* the scanner, I have a 205xlt, I
>just want to keep track of frequencies. Any suggestions would be
> Neer Danielli
I've tried several, and I end up coming back to Microsoft Access.
I've set up a small database which includes freq, service, channel name
(their name - like "Freq 1"), callsign, use (like "prime dispatch"),
site (like "Mt. Wilson"), building (like "MRA"), and a Notes field.
Many local sites have multiple buildings. One of my hobbies is ham
radio, and I do some part time work for a two-way house. One ofthe
things I help do is interference tracking and analasis, and many times
it helps to know what site a given signal is coming from, and once in a
while what building. So when I find out, I add it. Then down the road
when we have a problem on Mount Lukens, we can seperate all the sources
on thet site out and check each frequency for problems...
PS: "MRA" is Mobile Radio Associates - they have buildings on a dozen or
so sites here in LA. Used as an example only.
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