• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    New to Scanning looking for advice.

    I'm looking to get back into scanning, I currently live in the Chicago Uptown area and was wondering what kind of equipment I might need. I would like to listen to Police/Fire as well as Marine and Air. I'm currently using SDR for police but having a hard time figuring out fire and air and was...
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    IDOT Minutemen

    Hey all, Trying to get some info on the feed of the IDOT minutemen. Been listening all day on Broadcastify and haven't heard anything. Did the feed provider stop the feed? Did IDOT change the radio system? Any info or help would be greatly appreciated . Thanks
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    KMDW tower frequency

    I live a mile out from Midway Airport Chicago and have been monitoring Midway tower for over 30 years. A little over a month ago the tower frequency (118.7) has been broadcasting a carrier signal similar to having an open key on the channel. When either the tower or an aircraft transmits there...
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    Tropospheric Ducting 8/20/14

    Tonight I got Tropospheric Ducting from Peoria to Chicago IL. I got all of the police dispatch channels for Chicago and I also got Burlington,IA like always. Did anybody else experinence the same thing? I also got the citywide channels also for Chicago.
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    Chicago Granted a 2 Year Narrowbanding Wavier by FCC

    The city applied for an 2 year narrowbanding waiver in May, which was granted by the FCC. The waiver affects numerous VHF and UHF frequencies throughout the city used by Medical response teams, Street and Sanitation, and VHF conventional stand-alone systems. They now have until January 1, 2015...
  6. cpd204

    Military Helicopters in Chicago!?

    I'm in the south suburbs of Chicago right now and I just saw 2 military chinook helicopters heading North West toward O'Hare. I couldn't find them on my radio scanner so I was wondering, anyone have an idea of where they are heading? I searched the aircraft and military bands in my PRO-163 and...
  7. cpd204

    South Holland Illinois PD

    Isn't 470.93750 the frequency for the South Holland police department or is it 476.36250 with Dolton? South Holland is a suburb of chicago on the south side by the way.
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    Audio Feed for CTA Blue line

    How can you get an audio feed for the CTA Blue line. I would want to listen to this just in case there is an emergency. The CTA do not give us any info on the train and I am type of guy who is interested in what is going on. I do have a scanner and use that but the iPhone is easier to get.
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    Rosemont Area

    I am planning an upcoming trip to Chicago. I will be in the Rosemont area I would like to know what I need to program into my PSR-500 to cover just that immediate area? Specifically the area around the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Thanks, Mark :D
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    Northern Suburban Incident Reports

    Discuss/post any incidents or happenings you may hear in the Northern Suburbs area, including Deerfield, Northbrook, Highland Park, Highwood, Glenview, Glenco, Bannockburn, Riverwoods, Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, and surrounding areas. Fires, Police activity, Pubic Works, anything. Open...
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    Searching whether a specific Chicago Police feed frequency is available online

    How can I find whether the feed for: 460.475 (Chicago Police - Dispatch Zone 1 - Districts 16 17) is available online currently (either through RadioReference.com or elsewhere)? I would love to be able to listen to my district. Thanks, Eliezer
  12. bigskybuff

    City of Chicago Police/Fire Scanner Stream

    Windows Media Player (more formats to come) Monitors Police/Fire List of frequencies monitored listed on the site. 24x7 coverage except for an occasional reboot (off peak hours) Live chat window No registration or fees http://www.chicagoscanner.com Any feedback, comments or constructive...
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    2008 Chicago Air and Water Show

    Is anybody planning on going to the Chicago air and water show. Does anybody have info for this years show