Police Scanner...

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by NYY, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    Growing up my parents used to listen to the police scanner all the time. I thought it was the dumbest thing on the planet.

    Every night now I turn on the scanner and listen for a few hours. Anybody else listen to a police scanner? I've found out more about people in my hometown from that than I've ever wanted to know.
  2. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Some of the guys I work with are reserve police officers and they have police radios they carry with them. Some of the stuff I hear on their radios scares the shit out of me. Kidnappings, shootings, home invasions, and gang activity. You don't want to know. It's why my wife made us get our concealed weapons permit and carry a gun to Walmart.
  3. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    Mine is on me at all times.

    That was before I went full redneck with the scanner, too.
  4. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    might give you a heads up if they're putting on a sting op
  5. IP

    IP It's just business.

    He means a firearm, not your fire hose.
  6. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    I hate Lyle Jones.
  7. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    You might need it on you when you're around Jayvols. I think he's lost it.
  8. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    Jay has gone bye-bye, Egon
  9. punkcat

    punkcat Member

    I hope you don't have the police private channels. You would really be shocked.
  10. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    How do I find their frequencys?
  11. VolDad

    VolDad Super Moderator

    How long did it take you to learn the language (codes)?
  12. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    I use 5-0 police scanner app.
  13. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    I have a couple family members who are cops. I know the most common ones. In the app there is a list of them, but they don't always translate to the county or city that's using them.
  14. 615 Vol

    615 Vol Chieftain

    **** it. I hate Lyle Jones.
  15. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    My wife is a dispatcher, she knows all of them. When she tells me about her day, she uses all these codes and I just nod my head like I know what she's talking about.
  16. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

  17. 615 Vol

    615 Vol Chieftain

  18. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Download an app on your phone, Dooz, that's the easiest, as you can just search by city, municipality, department, etc.

    It was really cool listening to the Cambridge Police radio during the Boston Bomber search.
  19. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Internet search of your local agencies frequencies.

    And I'm good. Thanks for the concern.
  20. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    They can be different depending on location. Basic ones are pretty standard, but there can be some variances.

    Common ones (besides 10-4 etc) from my firefighting days were:

    10-1 bad reception/broadcast
    10-2 good reception/broadcast
    10-6 busy/on a call
    10-7 out of service/off duty
    10-8 in service/on duty/ often preceded by 10-98
    10-45 accident no injuries
    10-46 accident with injuries
    10-27 & 28 license/registration check
    10-10 pretty much eating dinner
    10-59 fight
    10-72 fire
    10-82 request backup
    10-97 arrived on scene
    10-98 finished call

    There's a ton of them.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2015

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