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.
    [doublepost=1519732935,1519732827][/doublepost]Arkansas State Police Troop C.

    Trooper "Dispatch I will be out with a vehicle on I-555 that is off down in a ditch at XXX mile marker.
    Dispatch: 10-4 05:25

    a period of time later

    Trooper: Dispatch, Subject was extremely sleepy,pulled off the road and forgot to put the car in park. I managed to back him out and he is awake now and on his way.

    Dispatch : 10-4 05:55


    Way to go Trooper!!!! Nice of him to stop and check and then lend a hand.
     
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    First time for this one.. CHP officer involved in crash with patrol vehicle rollover. I heard it maybe 1 minute after it happened. Officer was able to radio his vehicle was on 4 wheels, but he was trapped.
    They ran the priority tone which is used for pursuits and felony stops/arrests. Of course there were 6 CHP cars enroute, along with Sheriff and a local police department. He had minor injuries.


    www.ksbw.com: CHP patrol car crashes in Hollister

    News report says he was on his roof - which is not correct.
     
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    NJSP on the Parkway “he thinks he can do 121mph and get away with it” ....

    Ouch!
     
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    Oh man, exactly that just happened to me yesterday. I’ve never gotten chills so bad.
     
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    I KNOW RIGHT!?

    Black Mustang, Brown Alert
     
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    I thought police were supposed to make you feel safe.
     
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    Well our local FD have drones. Kinda glad to hear that one come over the radio. They were looking for a over turned ATV in the park behind my house with it.
     
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    I only just started listening this weekend, and it's via Scanner Radio, but I just heard that there was a birdcage with a couple live birds in it blocking one of the lanes on the 91 Fwy. Out of everything I've heard so far that was the most unusual and seemed share worthy. I can't think of how they would have accidentally wound up in the middle of a freeway, poor animals.

    Update: it was radioed in that the cage was on the side of the road with no birds inside.
     
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    I use Broadcastify and all the law enforcement officers are dispatched through the county. My favorite announcements are of drivers traveling at a high rate of speed...as long as it's not someone reporting me.

    Schneller fahren...
     
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    This one got a chuckle out of me. Didn't realize I lived in the Green Arrow's territory
     

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    Yesterday morning there was a fight involving around 15 people on a major ave in Queens and at the same time someone else elsewhere was hit with a glass bottle and got a huge laceration on their head