Police/Fire scanners?

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  1. KING64

    KING64 New Member

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    How many of you listen to police or fire department radio transmissions on home or vehicle scanners? Having retired from 30 years in LE I have listened to almost enough of this but I do usually turn on my scanner when I am in my den. Listening to your local PD or SO can give you a heads up to major emergency events but most of it is pretty routine.
  2. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    I used to listen to mine all day everyday but the local SO and PD switched to a digital frequency. And my analog can't pick them up anymore, The only band I get now is the EMT.
  3. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

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    I keep mine on all day during the daytime. Monitors the hospital and ambulances as well as State Patrol and SO.
    I know most of the personel at all the places it monitors(rural county where everybody knows everybody else)
  4. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

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    I listen to local Police / Fire frequencies on my Ham radio quite often. I don't have it on all the time, just usually when I want something to listen to while cooking dinner or if I know there is something going on and want to find out more.
  5. pickenup

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    Don't listen to mine much anymore.
    Usually only when I hear the sirens.
  6. Rommelvon

    Rommelvon New Member

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    I keep mine on all the time, usually on low volume, I have heard some interesting stuff. I enjoy listening, especially on the weekends with all the drunks getting busted...I always laugh when I hear....10-4 one 10-72 in custody:D
  7. rowdyredneck

    rowdyredneck New Member

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    I have a mobile I keep in my truck most of the time but it only takes a few minutes to unhook it and set it up in the house. I don't listen to it very often, most of the time its just random traffic stops and normal transmissions. One night I was driving home from work and listened to a high speed chase in progress which I drove past just a few minutes after the lady crashed her van. Another time I was listening to a domestic disturbance and the officer called in to the dispatcher saying "The subject has been advised to not return to the trailer park." That one gave me a good laugh.
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