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Old 08-30-2007, 10:56 AM
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I will be visiting the Minneapolis area this weekend and wondering if anyone can help out with some information. I am looking to listen to mainly Fire and the Airport. I have a BC246T and can I listen to the ARMER system or do you need a digital scanner? Any other help is appreciated.
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The ARMER system is digital, but there is also quite a bit of non-digital stuff you can pick up. The north/west areas of the metro area are mostly on the ARMER system, but the south/east areas are still mostly on conventional VHF/UHF. Where exactly are you going to be in the area?

Here is a link to some good info about the area: www.geocities.com/mn_metroscan

Also just so you are aware, mobile scanning is illegal in MN unless you have a ham license. If you plan on having it in the car with you, keep it out of sight and don't get pulled over.
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The ARMER system is digital, but there is also quite a bit of non-digital stuff you can pick up. The north/west areas of the metro area are mostly on the ARMER system, but the south/east areas are still mostly on conventional VHF/UHF. Where exactly are you going to be in the area?
Do you know of any good websites that have info about the conventional ones? Thanks!
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Thanks for the link and your help. I will be in the St. Paul and Bloomington area. Thanks for the heads up about having it in the car!
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Do you know of any good websites that have info about the conventional ones? Thanks!
The link I posted above has conventional info as well...look under the "Non-digital public safety" section. Most of it is probably also available in the database here on RR.
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