Police Scanners and Recievers
Police Scanners are a fun way to pass time, do we not all have one running at all times? Uniden and GRE are among the favorites for hobbyists that like a wide range of use and capabilities for most Public Safety, Police, Fire, Ham Radio, and Utilities monitoring.
Having a scanner that can decode DMR/MotoTRBO is a must with the rise in DMR ham repeaters and some areas, police and fire.
The New Uniden HomePatrol II is now APCO-25 Phase 2 compatible. With a touchscreen display and easy zip code based programming that makes this the ultimate on-the-go scanner.
Uniden Homepatrol BCD536HP and BCD436HP are the newest scanners by Uniden with some new features including WiFi connectivity for remote control and listening via Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer and audio recording.
Police scanners are gaining popularity and they are in the news. With the events that recently happened in Boston during the marathon – people took to the internet to listen in to capture the excitement before it was filtered through news outlets.
Sad news to the scanner hobby as GRE America announced in a press release that they have to cease production of their scanner radios until they are able to contract with a manufacturer.
Lindsay Blanton announced that the Live Audio portion of Radio Reference is being moved to a new entity called Broadcastify on 10/15/2012. This sounds like the perfect move to me as it brings the community back to Radio Reference as a reference source as it was back in the trunkedradio.net days and not an audio provider/reference. Update: […]
A Uniden firmware update to the XT scanner models has been released as of Feb 23 2012. BCD396XT has a new update as of 1-7-2013 and BCD996XT as of 1-28-2013 – See Below Uniden Product Manager Paul Opitz states “This update is intended to improve reception and decoding of APCO 25 systems on many systems. […]