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Discussion in 'Tools and tips' started by N-It, Jan 8, 2007.

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  1. N-It

    N-It Member

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    Do you use a scanner to listen for police radio?

    If you do, please post which one you're using. My dad's into ham radio stuff so I use his sometime but I want a portable to take with me while driving and watch out for speed traps.
     
  2. Kayone707

    Kayone707 Moderator

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    people who sit all day listin'n to shit on the ham radio or police radio shit need to get a life.

    i say close this. yay or nay?
     
  3. Zealot

    Zealot Elite Member

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    No definitely not. Its an interesting topic, using radio's to keep track of the 5-0 while you commit crimes. I was reading this true crime book about this guy in winnpeg who robbed countless banks and was able to get away for years because he had a police radio scanner with him and was able to tell what they where up to.

    I've had this idea for quite sometime and want to get one set up for my car so I can keep track of railworkers and cops while I'm painting trains.
     
  4. NiL

    NiL Elite Member

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    Lol, yeah it is an intresting topic even though I never put it to prac I love to read the theory just to know about this shit. Like how to brake into locks and stuff I find it intresting but I never put it to prac.
     
  5. Kayone707

    Kayone707 Moderator

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    gettin a police scanner is too much. just learn to be slick like everyone else before you
     
  6. VegifightIsDunBannedFromThePubs

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  7. wookiE

    wookiE Senior Member

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    its not a bad idea. where do you get a radio like that though
     
  8. BRAINE

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    i want one for trains so i can chill somewhere else and then meet them at the stop and go spot that i frequent.
    i hate sitting around waiting for two hours, sometimes more, and then not even painting one.

    that also might help with the spot thats near a csx yard.


    dont they have scanners just for like, train related things? i am under the impression that they do, or they have thier own channel.
     
  9. NiL

    NiL Elite Member

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    They probly got those little walkie talkie thingos.. Roger that.
     
  10. LuStErOcKs

    LuStErOcKs Moderator

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    hahaha good ol' police scanner my friend had one, it was very useful
    when we went out bombing.....u have to be on the right frequency though....and if u get pulled over for anything and they see the scanner ur ass is in some deep shit.


    i think its an alright topic, i mean ye its interesting but i dont think it needs its own seperate topic, i think there can be somewhere it can incorperate with some other topic..
     
  11. Dropping Bombs On Society

    Dropping Bombs On Society Elite Member

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    yeah it seems like too much. But I was just talking to my friend about using one.
     
  12. N-It

    N-It Member

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    RadioShack
    Some can be a little expensive but if you're into eBay you could probably find a used one cheap.

    I was just wondering if anyone had one they like in particular. Don't know really how feasible it would be to use it, though, you could probably get in more trouble if you're caught with it.

    Some of them now have a button that takes you to the weather frequency. I guess you could always hit that and say you were listening to weather...
     
  13. Zulu

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    I reccomend getting one, I used to have one and it saved my ass countless times. The codes are helpful too but I think that Montgomery has different ones than most cities.
     
  14. Zealot

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    does anyone know where you can get the codes for your area? I remember seeing them somewhere once. I know railfan websites usually have some posted up. I'll do some digging.
     
  15. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    My Fox affiliate was stupid enough to post them on their site. Thanks WCOV!
     
  16. S0NE3.RwECKIN.7Ri.S7A7E

    S0NE3.RwECKIN.7Ri.S7A7E Member

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    vegi, how many accounts do you have? lmao
     
  17. Live4TheWall

    Live4TheWall Elite Member

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    lol its cause koper keeps banning him.

    Its ashame, Him and Havik were two of the funnier people on here too.
     
  18. S0NE3.RwECKIN.7Ri.S7A7E

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  19. S0NE3.RwECKIN.7Ri.S7A7E

    S0NE3.RwECKIN.7Ri.S7A7E Member

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    LOL. you arent that smart either buddy. theres ways around that too which i know of =D

    so you know what?

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  20. N-It

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    Try RadioReference, they've got everything you need to know about what frequencies are being used by whom, trunking, and wether or not they're analog or digital.

    Really, though, it's illegal to use a scanner while committing a crime... so don't do it... and don't say I gave you the idea. I don't really want any of you guys getting into trouble... :(

    And yes, scanners are expensive, but if you try eBay or pawn shops, or sometimes even thrift stores like Goodwill (people get rid of a lot of good shit around here!) then you might be able to get one cheap.