police scanners!!

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by rayoracing, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. rayoracing

    rayoracing Guest

    i found a scanner, kinda looks like a police scanner/walkie talkie kinda thing!! my question is does anyone know how to use it?? it will be fun to listen to the police when they actually do some work!! all it says on it is PRO-50, 20 Channel Direct Entry Programmable Scanner!! this is my first post evAr so be cool!! :x:
     
  2. Rick8325

    Rick8325 New Member

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    Go to Radio Shack and pick one of those "Police Call" frequency guides for your area. They are only about 10-13 bucks. Read your scanners owners manual on how to program them in. It is extremely easy.
     
  3. Robb

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    there are also frequencies where u can pick up cordless telephones that are in ur neighbourhood, pretty cool somtimes...
     
  4. Jackhole

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    Yeah, if people are using 15-year-old cordless phones.
     
  5. Jackhole

    Jackhole New Member

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    Just search on Google, don't waste the money at RS.
     
  6. Robb

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    actually any 900mghz phone u can pick up, not the newer 2.4 ghz tho
     
  7. muchspl2

    muchspl2 The law of unintended consequences owns me

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    also picks up BK near my house, sometimes I get a baby monitor

    scanners are :cool:
     
  8. Mirrorlure7M

    Mirrorlure7M OT Supporter

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    They are fun and interesting..
     
  9. crazyman28

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    sounds like the one you found is an analong one... depends on where you are located and how advanced your local police department is depends on how much you can hear. most police deparments and fire departments are moving over to digital systems that work of the same technology as the Nextel direct connect. to hear that it takes a very expensive scanner.
     
  10. Jackhole

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    That's not entirely true. Most police and fire departments are NOT switching over to digitally trunked systems, due to budget constraints. Trunking is not even close to NEXTEL's Direct Connect technology, who told you that? :rofl:
     

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