Episode 120: Radio Scanners

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 01-20-2013

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Episode 120 of You Don’t Know Flack is about radio scanners, those little devices that allow you to eavesdrop on all the little conversations floating around us. In this episode I talk about my experiences with scanners and some of the things you can listen to with scanners. I also talk a little bit about how you can now listen to these frequencies using your computer and/or smartphone!

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AFN.org’s collection of mobile scanner laws.
5-0 Radio Police Scanner for iOS.
You can listen to many scanners on the web.
Here’s Wikipedia’s entry on Number Stations. Creepy!

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A mirror copy of this episode is located at the Internet Archive.

Comments posted (1)

Good info Rob. Here is a little story about scanners. When I was a kid my grandparents had a scanner setup by my uncle and would be on and listen to what is going on in town. My grandpa was also a volunteer with the local fire department so he liked to know if he needed to go in or not. I also have a handheld scanner and play with it a little bit like you have. It is interesting “hearing” things going on around you. I like to keep mine scanning the CB channels, and listen to the truckers that are running up and down I-35 in my area….

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