xlr8nflorida said:Looking mainly for speed traps etc...
I have a valentine 1 detector but wouldn't a scanner pick up police calling in plates etc?blinddog50 said:I-95. America's Autobahn.
If you don't do at least 80.....you'll get run the hell over.
Just get a radar detector. It will help you more than a scanner.
xlr8nflorida said:I have a valentine 1 detector but wouldn't a scanner pick up police calling in plates etc?
If they call them in instead of using a terminal you would hear all of the call ins on every road. I have found that to be zero help.xlr8nflorida said:I have a valentine 1 detector but wouldn't a scanner pick up police calling in plates etc?
what do u thank about a pro 97 from radio shack is that a good one to usebrian said:To answer the original question, which was (paraphrased) "Can you suggest a good small scanner for scanning police activity in the Hilton Head/I-95 area of SC?"
I'd suggest a PRO-164 (Radio Shack), PSR-300 (GRE) or BC246T (Uniden).
The South Carolina Highway Patrol performs traffic enforcement on I-95 in SC. Their radio communications are carried on the Palmetto 800 trunked radio system. Their talkgroups are not digital, so an analog trunk tracker works fine.
Hilton Head LEs operate on the Beaufort County trunked radio system. HHI itself is patrolled by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department. At present, their talkgropus are analog as well, though that is likely to change in the next 12-18 months. Beaufort County has recently approved funds for upgrading their radio system, and it will likely include digital talkgroups for LEs.
As noted above, a scanner isn't very good at preventing someone from being pulled over for speeding. But it can help you know where concentrated speed enforcement is occurring, if you know what to listen for. And besides that, it's interesting.
brian said:Eventually the PRO-97 is expected to be worthless for scanning Motorola 800MHz trunked radio systems like Palmetto 800