Radio Scanners & Listeners

Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:23 pm

Anyone here listen to public transmissions?

Several days ago I purchased a Radio Shack/Uniden Pro-135 scanner.

There have been (5) that's right five chimney fire calls around here in the last 3 days. :shock:

Even in a small town there is lot going on that you wouldn't otherwise notice.
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:18 am

All the time!! We have a fire whistle that goes off 5 times when the volunteers are needed, so you usually know what's happening. I have the hand held 200 channel from Radio Shack/Uniden.
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:59 am

Actually had two code 10-56A (Suicide Attempts) this week.

Lot's of domestic violence calls to break up fights too.
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:20 am

We live in a very small town (less then 1500 people), so not much happens....
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: snooze913 On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:55 am

I used to listen years ago but after a while the chatter in the backround was annoying so we would only turn it on when the fire whistle blew. It turns out that usually you can't determine where the incident is after the alarm has already sounded. One day by mistake I programmed the wrong number into the scanner and found I could hear a cordless phone conversation that has changed the way I talk on the phone. I'm not worried about the g-men, I just don't want to vent about my neighbors and have them take it out of context or to say something personal that I wouldn't want my neighbors to know.
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: mozz On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:27 pm

There used to be a list of frequencies that got xerox'd and passed around for scranton-wilkes-barre. Anybody have a copy? Some radio shack stores used to hand it out also. I had them all punched in some sort of database on a old dos computer years back. I have 3 or 4 base scanners, a few handhelds that have all lost the memory channels because i haven't turned them on in 5 years. You can do a search here from fcc database by zip code or name. http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSear ... 1!39817520
I have been listening and scanning hi-low search limits trying to get some active frequencies.
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:50 pm

Thanks, mozz.

I was picking up a random freq and couldn't pin point who was on it. I used that link to tack it down. Local garage has a towing service, now it makes sense.
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: Qball On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:06 pm

After working all night the last thing I want to do is hear more crap!
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: ceccil On: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:19 pm

Here is one source for radio frequencies. Some of them may or may not be up to date due to upgrades in equipment. Just click on your state, then your county & scroll down. Just a reminder, you may only hear tone over some freq. due to some going digital. You would need to purchase a digital scanner to receive these channels. Our local police and sheriff's dept. went to digital and we cant pick them up anymore. I guess when enough go to digital I won't have much choice. Just to costly right now.

Jeff

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:51 pm

Don't expect a digital scanner to pick up much of anything. Motorola and a few others are probably encrypted, Clear Sky and i forget the other names there's no way to listen to them.
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Re: Radio Scanners & Listeners

PostBy: wnyjim On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:03 pm

Anyone have one of those Trunking scanners? The Idea on them is that they hop frequencies and unscramble the newer radio brodcasts. I dont own one do they also work on the old radio's?
That has been holding me back from buying one.
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