Category Archives: Scanner 101

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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Scanner 101 – Installing New Firmware for the BC125AT

Firmware UpdateDownload Firmware Update 1.02.05 (April 26, 2012) This update makes the following changes: Update the frequency steps in the VHF band to match the latest FCC Narrowbanding band plan. Change the opening screen to include the current firmware version. … Continue reading

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Scanner 101 – Installing PC Drivers Uniden BC125AT

Installing Drivers for the Uniden BC125AT Step 1 Download the driver for your Uniden BC125AT – Click here to download – Step 2 Select Save as, then save the file to the desktop Step 3 In your start menu, go to … Continue reading

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Scanner 101 – Tips on picking and installing a Roof Top Antenna

Have you been putting off installing a roof top antenna for your scanner? A roof top antenna is the best way to increase your scanner’s range. What antenna should you pick?When selecting you should keep the following in mind:What type … Continue reading

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Scanner 101 – Programming the Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Scanner

Product: Uniden Bearcat BC125AT Scanner Scanner 101 Topic: Manually programming the BC125AT Scanner without software. ———- Here are the steps to programming a conventional frequency into BC125AT Step 1 Press Hold Button and Press the channel number you want to … Continue reading

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