RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Scanners, Receivers and Related Equipment Forums > General Scanning Discussion


General Scanning Discussion - For general questions not specific to a model of scanner or general discussion of use of a scanner. Manufacturer specific posts should be directed to the appropriate forums below and location specific posts should go in the appropriate regional forum..

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 10:04 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida
Posts: 290
Talking Ipod Touch and scanning

Hi All..I ordered an 32GB Ipod Touch and haven't received it yet and I know nothing about them and I was wondering if there are any applications that I could add to use to listen to the radio scanners. It has the WiFi but didn't want to navigate through the ipod to get to the website. I know there is one for the Blackberry but was wondering what and if others were using any special program on their Ipod Touch? I just downloaded the owners manual to see what it can do. Any info about this? Does anyone listen with the ipod and how do you use it..Thanks and Cheers..Keithmj
__________________
"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires
every citizen to prove they are insured ....
but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 10:12 AM
eorange's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 2,026
Default

I also have the 32GB iPod Touch, got it back in March. I listen to scanner feeds these 2 ways:

- I go to www.radioreference.com using the Safari web browser. You'll see the mobile version of the site, which is very easy to navigate to find the audio feeds.

- I downloaded "5-0 Radio" from the app store. It was free on a promotion, still might be, but not sure. Looks like it provides a front-end to radioreference's feeds.

The app store has other live scanner feed applications, but you'll have to pay a couple bucks (literally, i.e. they're not a lot of $) for them.
__________________
√-1 2 π
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 10:41 AM
StatuSChecKa's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 159
Default

Yes, there are a dozen scanner applications.
You can download iTunes on your computer and start browsing the App store, and already start buying apps that you like/want.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 10:45 AM
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 76
Default

Do any of the apps support multitasking yet?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 11:41 AM
eorange's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 2,026
Default

5-0 Radio doesn't support multitasking.

Safari will play RR live feeds in QuickTime, and that does support multitasking.
__________________
√-1 2 π
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 12:04 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida
Posts: 290
Default

I downloaded "5-0 Radio" from the app store. I can't wait to install it. Paid two dollars for it but I heard that it is worth it, if not it was a low price. Since this is not an iphone then i would be safe to assume that I need to use the WiFi to get it to work? Guess I'll find out more when I get to pick up my ipod. The lowest price I could find was at Walmart and I am having it delivered to the store. It was forty dollars cheaper than buying it at the store. When my Verizon account expires next year I might just get the iphone after I do some research about it..Cheers..Keithmj
__________________
"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires
every citizen to prove they are insured ....
but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 1:26 PM
eorange's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 2,026
Default

Yes, you'll need WiFi for it to work.

You'll love it; it's an amazing device. I actually DON'T use it as my MP3 player, but do use it for everything else (astronomy apps, mobile web browsing, some games, news, EchoLink, on and on...)

Be sure to search the App Store for the FREE categories. For instance, the weather channel offers their app for free, which zeroes right in on the weather, radar, and severe alerts. You could browse to weather.com, but firing up the app is a lot quicker.
__________________
√-1 2 π
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 1:29 PM
texasemt13's Avatar
CenTex DBA
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sophienburg, TX
Posts: 2,423
Default

Police Scanner 2 will run in the background just fine... and uses the RR feeds.

On an iPhone the RR mobile site does not work great streaming through Quicktime in 3G, but works fine on a wifi network.
__________________
John H. "Boat" Boatright
Elecraft K2; RACAL 25; Yaesu FT-7900R, FT-270; GRE PSR-500
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 2:23 PM
n2pqq's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 842
Default

Action scanner is good also.

It has four banks of four feeds each.

You can only scan one bank of four feeds
at a time.

But it is more like a scanner then a receiver.


Also download AOL radio.

Enjoy
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 4:10 PM
n5usr's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bethany, OK
Posts: 593
Default

I also have 5-0 Radio, I haven't paid for it, just using the free version with ads. Haven't used it much but it does work fine.

Only issue I've noted with streaming, is since it keeps the wifi continuously active, the ipod eats its battery fast! Not much run time when doing that...
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 5:46 PM
kendrik578's Avatar
Live Audio Administrator
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,594
Default

"Police Radio" is another one. Its FREE and its not a lite version.
__________________
Kendrik
Live Audio Administrator
kendrik578@broadcastify.com
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 5:52 PM
n5usr's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bethany, OK
Posts: 593
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kendrik578 View Post
"Police Radio" is another one. Its FREE and its not a lite version.
Do you know who wrote it (or the vendor)? Just checked, and the one that's actually named just "Police Radio" says it is 99 cents (not like that's a big deal) but there are many others with slight variations on the title. A few show Free, but of course I'm not sure which one you were referring to...

I wouldn't mind trying a few, but I'm not about to go through 20 apps, there sure are a lot on there!
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2010, 5:54 PM
kendrik578's Avatar
Live Audio Administrator
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,594
Default

Actually the name is "911 Police Radio Free!" and it says its not a lite version and from what i can tell its correct.
__________________
Kendrik
Live Audio Administrator
kendrik578@broadcastify.com
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2010, 7:31 AM
DaveNF2G's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Rensselaer, NY
Posts: 8,434
Default

It amazes me that people with plunk down 300 dollars for something they "know nothing about."

Version 4 of the operating system is out now and supposedly offers improved multitasking. I haven't given that a real test yet.
__________________
David T. Stark
NF2G WQMY980 KYR7128
ARRL VE & Registered Licensing Instructor
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2010, 9:03 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida
Posts: 290
Talking Oh well, that's life.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveNF2G View Post
It amazes me that people with plunk down 300 dollars for something they "know nothing about."

Version 4 of the operating system is out now and supposedly offers improved multitasking. I haven't given that a real test yet.
Kinda crazy isn't it? But yet people will spend $10000.00 to 160000.00 for a shiny new Toyota or Jaguar which they "know nothing about" or spend $600.00 for a digital scanner "which they know nothing about" I guess we just live in a crazy world..To each his own..Cheers
__________________
"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires
every citizen to prove they are insured ....
but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2010, 11:45 AM
eorange's Avatar
Member
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 2,026
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kendrik578 View Post
Actually the name is "911 Police Radio Free!" and it says its not a lite version and from what i can tell its correct.
I tried this app last night, but it didn't work - there were no channels listed at all & nothing to pick from. Kinda like an empty app. I do have the iOS4 update.

Just FYI for all...
__________________
√-1 2 π
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2010, 11:59 AM
st3v3o's Avatar
Member
   
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tomsriver N.J.
Posts: 11
Default

5-0 radio Rocks!!!
__________________
Pro 2042 Base, Pro 96, Pro 95, Grundig G5, Ranger Freedom 1.
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/a...wp&feedId=3495

Last edited by st3v3o; 06-29-2010 at 12:31 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2010, 1:40 PM
kendrik578's Avatar
Live Audio Administrator
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,594
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eorange View Post
I tried this app last night, but it didn't work - there were no channels listed at all & nothing to pick from. Kinda like an empty app. I do have the iOS4 update.

Just FYI for all...
Thats weird, I also have the iOS4 and its working excellent for me.
__________________
Kendrik
Live Audio Administrator
kendrik578@broadcastify.com
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2010, 11:35 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida
Posts: 290
Talking Updated

Quote:
Originally Posted by eorange View Post
I tried this app last night, but it didn't work - there were no channels listed at all & nothing to pick from. Kinda like an empty app. I do have the iOS4 update.

Just FYI for all...
I have heard several people who update to iOS4 that they were having all kinds of problems and suggested to me to wait to do any updating..Guess I'll wait when I get mine.

Also "5-0 radio Rocks!!!" Anyone know what program for the computer will do about the same thing? It sounds like a nice app..Cheers..Keithmj
__________________
"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires
every citizen to prove they are insured ....
but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2010, 7:47 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 280
Default

Keithmj

Learn how to write app's for iPods (its not difficult) - they have lots of potential
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions