1. danristheman

    danristheman Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    I just got a handheld radio can I use this to listen to police scanner?
     
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    Comptech SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Yes, use Chirp to program it and make sure you disable transmit on those frequencies.
     
  3. danristheman

    danristheman Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    They use open sky do you guys know what that is.
     
  4. KE4EST

    KE4EST SatelliteGuys Is My Second Home Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Yes, in lay mans terms, it is a secure way to transmit. If you care about the details of how it works, Google can help you.
    But, I don't think you care. All you need to know is, you won't be listening to them on that radio. ;)

    EDIT: To add: or any other radio or scanner.
     
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    danristheman Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    It made the other agencies mad because they are not on the same Network. The fire department still can be heard on the scanner. Did I get a bad radio?
     
  6. KE4EST

    KE4EST SatelliteGuys Is My Second Home Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Define bad.
     
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    I thought I got a good radio for a beginner.
     
  8. KE4EST

    KE4EST SatelliteGuys Is My Second Home Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Did you get your Amateur license? Yes, it is fine for a beginner ham.
     
  9. danristheman

    danristheman Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Working on it I know not to talk on it without a license.
     
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    KE4EST SatelliteGuys Is My Second Home Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Cool, let us know when you get it. It is relatively easy now compared to the way it was 30 years ago when I got mine.
     
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