Official "Stuff I heard on my scanner" thread

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  1. wirelessandy

    wirelessandy It's a very exciting time Advanced User Premium Member

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    @OpenRoad: Here in CA, what freq. do we listen to nowadays in 2018?

    In the late 80's and early 90's, I used to listen to what I think was the CHP handheld extenders (VHF I think). I haven't been doing the scanner thing since!

    Once, going down 101 between SF and SLO, I actually heard my OWN vehicle being called out. "Black Mustang, ##### (plate number)" That freaked me out!
     
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    LOW BAND!! You guys are I believe 42-44mhz.

    Mobile extenders may be VHF...OR is the guy to know.


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    I do know for certain that CHP mobile extenders were VHF because back in the day I had a minimum of a 2m (144MHz) handheld rig installed in the car.

    I had no idea we here in CHP-land still had systems that could be heard w/o decryption.

    Oh GREAT... in addition to radar/laser, I'm gonna re-enter mobile listening.

    Edit: Just found OpenRoad's thread: Gonna study it tonight.
    www.rdforum.org: California Highway Patrol scanner info
     
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    OR knows his sh$t. I’d follow that write-up.


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    LeftLaneInPA School buses are my nemeses. Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Years ago, the local area had several different police departments before they merged into a regional PD. Every hour during the night shift, the dispatcher would do a status check. The cops were supposed to answer back with their call-sign in order to acknowledge they were still alive and breathing.

    There was one cop, and old grizzled been-there-done-that sergeant, who went by the call-sign of "Foxtrot Nine". He would respond with his call-sign, but he would say it different each time. It really was a thing to behold. Foxtrot Nine had refined it to an art.

    (example)
    Dispatcher: "All units, status check."
    Cop: "Foxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. (pause) Trot. (long pause) Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiner."

    What made it even more amusing is that the other cops on the frequency would all scramble to call in first because they didn't want to wait for Foxtrot Nine finish answering back.
     
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    erickonphoenix LLE, Left Lane Enforcer Advanced User Premium Member

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    I'd forgotten to post this from last Friday morning

    Officer called in a white Honda Civic found parked on the side of the freeway, running with the door open. Later he calls in an hispanic female found passed out in a field close by and wondering if the two are connected.
     
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    CHP have been using the same system for decades, 42 mhz. They use digital extenders but only for when they are out of the vehicle, and the car multi-casts over the VHF, so a big waste of effort to listen on their extender.
    I have a 42 inch whip on my trunk for CHP - powder black on black car so is not easy to see so does not make the car look like crap. At 42 mhz, a small antenna is useless.
     
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    Female caller states she had breast surgery and says she has a scab that wont stop bleeding.

    Pretty sure that call doesn’t come across often.
     
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    That’s not good. Somehow I’m strangely interested in what that looks like...if she’s my age...


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    Listening to Craighead County S.O. who are doing a stakeout on a suspected drug house..all their radio traffic is in the clear... I know their exact location,google mapped the house they are watching and know where they are sitting,using night vision and infra red illuminators.... LOL.

    Maybe I should have them a pizza delivered.
     
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