Do any of you guys have police scanners. If you do what typ do you have and
do you like it.
I want to buy one pretty soon here but have no idea what to look for.
I've heard good about the Passport 8500 X50...no experience with any of them though :ohcrap:
are u talking about police scanners or radar detectors??? I have the
Passport 8500 XR 50 radar detector and i am happy with it. Although in most
parking lots still is a pain in the ass. That the best one on the market
and retail on it is $300. pm if u have any question... i was selling mine
before but then i decided not too... if u want it make me an offer...
ps. since i live in the chicagoland area too i could get it too u fast.
I'M talking about police scanners
If you're going to purchase a scanner, I highly recommend finding an older
one that is more easily modifiable for recieving additional frequencies.
Some time in the mid '90's when cell phones were becoming popular, the FCC
changed the rules as to which freqs a scanner was allowed to pick up. I am
not a radio expert, but do know that both of mine have been tweaked to get
the full range available, including mobile and cordless phones. I have
also been led to believe that it's illegal to modify newer ones to do the
My scanners are both mid '90's (purchased as discontinued items about ten years ago) Radio Shack models, although I'm not sure of the model numbers. One base, one mobile, I can listen to ANYTHING on the air. Cops, fire & rescue, the guys on the flightline at the air base near me, cell phones, my next door neighbor, etc. Be aware that in some states, it's been made illegal to carry a mobile scanner in your car.
0_0 whoa, that's pretty scary. How hard would it be to pick out a phone conversation?
Phones, whether mobile or cordless, operate on a fairly narrow (but
different) range of frequencies. My mobile scanner can scan about 600
freqs per minute. If I chose to find a call I could, but without knowing
what's being said, I have no way to identify the call I'm looking for.
On the other hand I have randomly come across people making plans to cheat on their spouse or just talking dirty. Sometimes you can even get addresses and phone numbers. It's good for a laugh, and scary what pepole will say on the phone.
How do you modify it? Is it hard? and why can you do it to the new stuff
And were would i get a old one. Ebay dosnt even have them
1. By paying someone who is an expert to do so.
2. As simple as taking cash out of your walet.
3. Why can't? Ask the FCC.
oooooooooooo so you dont know how to do it. that stinks:banghead:
You guys are so lucky...scanners are illegal in Ontario :banghead:
this may bea dumb question, im not sure
but why would you want one of these?
im guessing to see how fast something is travelling?
no not a radar gun, a radio frequency scanner, for spying on conversations:thumbs:
i wouldnt mind havin one myself:laughing:
They're used to detect the frequency from police speed guns, and start
beeping when they do, so you can slow down...But some will go off near
buildings and stuff where there are no cops, and some officers turn their
guns on right at the last second...
Wait I just figured something out, hobo, since you have scanners, does that mean you speed (ie do something illegal?) :laughing:
Ya'll just don't get it. These are not radar detectors, they are for
listening to conversations between police(car to car, base to car, etc.)
Same for fire dept, air traffic,race cars at the track etc. etc.
They can also pick up cell phone,and cordless phone frequencies,
Ding ding ding! we have a winner!:laughing: :thumbs:
Yes, I guess you are the real winner, but they don't seem to be listening.
I read it, and learned something from there, but what was I thinking of? lol
Just i case anybody wanted to know. You can get unblocked Police
(the well pick up cell phone calls) from Europe or just about any foreign country.:hi: :hi: :hi: