Author Archives: Jonathan Higgins

Journalists Monitor Police Scanner Frequencies for News Stories

Did you ever wonder how journalists and news agencies learn about breaking stories as they occur? Many newsworthy stories are obtained by journalists monitoring police scanner frequencies using scanner radios. They might learn about a fire at a local apartment … Continue reading

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What Law Enforcement Thinks about People Using Scanner Radios

Police scanners are not illegal to use in a fixed location – say, your home or office — or in vehicles, in certain states. The primary thing to remember, when monitoring chatter on scanner radios, is this information is being … Continue reading

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Why People Use Police Scanners

Police scanners allow people to listen to communications of local police, fire, public works, and other agencies in their communities. The scanner is similar to a radio receiver, as it scans multiple frequencies and finds transmissions as they occur. Keep … Continue reading

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New Products – Radio Shack Scanners are back!

Radio Shack’s most popular models are back and now available again through Scanner Master as well as Radio Shack stores.  These include the high-end APCO-25 digital base and mobile scanners as well as the low-end analog radios. Call 1-800-SCANNER to … Continue reading

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Show off your shack! – Derek Hirons mobile shack

Learn how to Show off your shack! – read more Derek Hirons of Worcester, MA This is the setup in my GMC Sierra… BCD996T scanner Kenwood TK-8180 UHF mobile Antennas mounted on the drivers side f my tool box. Learn … Continue reading

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Show off your shack! – Colin Burt of Lowell, MA

Learn how to Show off your shack! – read more Colin Burt of Lowell, MA Scanner Shack My shack consists of the following: Radio Shack Realistic 7ch Weather Alert Radio Radio Shack Realistic PRO-2022 Uniden Bearcat 8500XLT Uniden Bearcat BCD996XT Been … Continue reading

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Show Off your shack! – Garry Luxton of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Learn how to Show off your shack! – read more My home Shack: I’m currently running a Pro2035, 2 x UBCD996T’s, Pro2096, UBC9000xlt, 3 x UBC780xlt’s, 3 x UBCD396T’s two of them are using Remote Heads, UBCD396XT, BC125AT, 2 x … Continue reading

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