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Will it still work

Post by Militaryration_guy » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:43 am

Hey everyone I'm into scanner radios and listening to my local fire, ems, air ems,. agency's I used a scanner app on my phone but I have a old scanner radio from the 80s or 90s and I was wondering will it still work
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Re: Will it still work

Post by Smitty » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:55 am

Entirely guessing, but I would imagine it depends on where you live and what the department uses locally. I know I can tune into the Fire Department locally here on a hand-held, but the RCMP encrypt their communication...or so I’ve been told.
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Post by housil » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:28 pm

Militaryration_guy wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:43 am
I have a old scanner radio from the 80s or 90s and I was wondering will it still work
I can speak for Europa only, but we use digital radio for Police, Fire and EMS. So no more scanning possible over here.

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Post by norge » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:32 pm

same goes for Norway, no scan radios

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Post by koreyyy1 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:51 pm

You can tune into some police and air traffic control signals over here, but digital is gonna pick it up. if you want to use traditional it might be a pain. UK is just weird like that. Only way to see if it works is to try it!
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Post by jfko6 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:33 pm

We used to have the DX-300.

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Re: Will it still work

Post by Kays1968 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:51 am

Nice review, and a nice receiver. Thought I caught a little RTTY in there. My suggestion to anyone who finds this interesting, go get your amateur radio license, so you can talk as well as receive. Communication is a 2-way process, after all....

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