YDKF Episode 120: Radio Scanners

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!

[Links]’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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One Reply to “YDKF Episode 120: Radio Scanners”

  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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