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Old 11-12-2018, 4:48 PM
   
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Looking to purchase a scanner to use for police/fire/ems frequencies in New York City/ Suffolk County Long Island. Any thoughts/reviews on the following scanner from Amazon?

Will I be expecting a troublesome setup?

https://www.amazon.com/Uniden-BC75XL...+scanner&psc=1
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It looks like Suffolk County uses trunked systems which that scanner can not receive. You should be OK to receive NYPD/FDNY.
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bkzsupreme,

The Suffolk County system for Police/Fire/EMS is a Motorola Type II SmartZone trunking system and the system information is found here. The Suffolk County trunking system is specified here and has talkgroups for Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMS and others. One or more sites for this trunking system have gone through the 800 MHz rebanding process. Reference this Rebanding Wiki for information on which scanners will and will not work for this system.

For New York City, FDNY is also using a Motorola Type II SmartZone trunking system and the system information is found here. The New York City DoITT (800 MHz) system is specified here and has talkgroups for Sheriff, FDNY, EMS and others.

That is a lot of information so I'm sure you will have questions. Especially look over the Rebanding Wiki since it has specific information on the type of scanner you will need for your scanning interests.

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