• 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.

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HELP Looking to buy a scanner

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hemmer3us

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I have Radio 5.0 on my iPhone but now that LFR and LPD are no longer on there I guess I need to buy a scanner. Only one problem I don't know anything about scanners. Any help would be appreciated. Not looking to spend a ton of money
 

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Depends.
If you only want to listen to Lancaster county and city of Lincoln then you will need a scanner that will work on an EDACS trunking system. Most modern scanners will.

If you want to listen to NSP you will need a P25 digital scanner. Newer digital scanner will do.

Go to the wiki look at Radio Shack, GRE and Uniden models. There you will find a list of their scanner models and what type of system they work on.
 

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I have Radio 5.0 on my iPhone but now that LFR and LPD are no longer on there I guess I need to buy a scanner. Only one problem I don't know anything about scanners. Any help would be appreciated. Not looking to spend a ton of money
Hey if you get a Uniden XT scanner like this Uniden Bearcat BC346XT Police Scanner Radio

I can program it less then a min and i'm in north Lincoln

oh I can program a Radio Shack one but that can take from 30min to 3hours
 
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Where do you live? Who do you want to monitor? Certain agencies need certain scanners to monitor them. Some agencies you cannot monitor because they have a certain type of digital system. You probably gonna spend anywhere from 100$ to 400$ new.
 

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Where do you live? Who do you want to monitor? Certain agencies need certain scanners to monitor them. Some agencies you cannot monitor because they have a certain type of digital system. You probably gonna spend anywhere from 100$ to 400$ new.
from what i can tell is lincoln. and looks like LE and Fire and there 800mhz EDACS. so about $150-$200
 
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