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#78035 - 11/25/06 09:04 PM Scanners
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Scanners can be a good source of info in a emergency situation.Find out whats going on if your Bugging out in your home,or see when rescue will happen.It's a good device. I have a handheld one and it picks up police, and sometimes hospital signal.Its also a way to hear all the bar fights around town,haha, well around here anyways.

Do you use one?

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#78036 - 11/25/06 09:59 PM Re: Scanners
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I have one, but, probably thanks to listening to the radio in patrol vehicle for 30+ years it just isn't as much fun as it used to be. And my wife, after being on the other end of my radio for the same length of time, hates the thing. But I like to carry it on trips, sometimes it can give you a hint about traffic problems ahead, or maybe why that black & white just blew by you at 120 mph. In an emergency one could possibly get some good info. Knowing the nine, ten, and eleven codes comes in handy too...
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#78037 - 11/25/06 10:02 PM Re: Scanners
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I am lucky enough to have a take home work radio, it doesn't cover all agencies but enough. Although I usually only listen in when I see a call that may be interesting come across my pager.
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#78038 - 11/26/06 02:09 AM Re: Scanners
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yea oldbaldguy knowing the codes helps alot. Unfornutaly I lost the piece of paper that had what the codes meant... <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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#78039 - 11/26/06 02:18 AM Re: Scanners
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I too have a take home radio, but most of the time it is not on at home. The pager will let me know what’s up. But a scanner could be a handy thing to have for someone not in the public service field.

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#78040 - 11/26/06 03:41 AM Re: Scanners
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That's what Google is for...

Ten codes

Eleven codes

Couldn't find a list of nine codes, but I don't think they are too widely used anyway...
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#78041 - 11/26/06 03:49 AM Re: Scanners
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Sweet!

Thanks a bunch. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#78042 - 11/26/06 04:20 AM Re: Scanners
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Be warned, radio codes are not the same everywhere. In fact, here in Maricopa County there are at least 3 variations of the 10-codes that I know of with significant differences. I would try and find what your local agencies are using.

And, that is why DHS is trying to end the use of codes.
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#78043 - 11/26/06 04:23 AM Re: Scanners
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Looking over the list of the 10 codes I see that a lot of them are different then the ones we used to use.
Just one example of this is the 10-22 for us it is to call of other units.




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#78044 - 11/26/06 02:30 PM Re: Scanners
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Those elven codes link to "W3 architecture domain site"

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