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- Feb 16, 2018
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I think you mentioned you have a SDS100 earlier in the thread, correct? Please don't take this the wrong way, but politely, your post comes across as if you have not yet reviewed the manual or activated CC in the field if you do in fact own that unit. You may enjoy taking a look at that section and giving it a try.This method will be about as effective as following a Honda or Acura while using a $50 Cobra radar detector. Not to mention the fact of having to look at your scanner and taking your eyes off the road. How many different users of this LMR system are there? Many are non LE. What about locals? What are they using? Same system or their own? Pretty soon your scanner needs to scan everything from DC to daylight.
It's a simple system. Disable the frequencies you don't want to have alerts on, set it to the mode you want, and when it beeps at you if the audio sounds like an officer then that means there is one close to you. Consider being vigilant and taking an extra look around you. If it's the fire department, medical or whatever just ignore it and it will go back to regular scanning mode in a second on it's own, however that situational awareness has value too in terms of your safety so also a good time to check up and look around. You don't need to look at, touch, or interact with the scanner at all. It just sits there and makes noise.
You're already scanning these frequencies anyway, aren't you? So then CC is just jumping to a priority signal on one of those frequencies because whatever is producing that signal is close to you. As a mobile countermeasure, that signal is much more important than the chatter from the local dispatch or whatever else is going on, isn't it?
I suppose if you don't see value in it that's fine, your SDS100 is for you. You have to configure it the way you want and to have it do the job you want it to do.