1. R

    Help finding Philadelphia police radio frequencies.

    Hi there my name is RYAN and I was wondering if I can have help finding some frequencies for the following talk group id numbers. I’m unaware of what the frequency would be for the talk group. They are from the Philadelphia area police departments. 237 0ed D PFD North Fire North Fire...
  2. D

    Philadelphia International Airport Police/Fire

    Hello. I’m new to the scanning world, I have a sds100 and love it. I have both Philadelphia Fire and Police programed. My question is, I’m trying to listen into the Philadelphia International Airport Police and Fire channels. Per RadioReference, the channels are not encrypted. Is it because they...
  3. B

    Philadelphia Medic Reports

    I recently began scanning in Philadelphia and seem to be having trouble picking up the Ambulance-Hospital reports. My scanner (WS1065) is receiving signal from the city trunked system as I am picking up police/fire dispatch fine, but for ambulance reports, there is essentially nothing coming...
  4. P

    396XT versus SDS 100

    I live in Montgomery County, PA and listen to police, fire, and ems. I listen to Philly police, fire, and ems as well. I have had a 396XT for several years and still hear a lot from both counties updating it every so often. Maybe I am uninformed, but if I purchased a SDS 100 would I hear a...
  5. F

    Dad Vails Regatta- Philadelphia

    Hello, I am wondering if anyone knows what frequency's are likely to be used during next weekends regatta. Specifically I have trouble finding what frequency's the refs use during previous regattas. I am aware of the US rowing frequency's but never have heard anything on them. Anyone have any...
  6. Danny37

    What are my chances of hearing NYC Freqs in Philly?

    I might be moving to philly sometime this year. I grew up and lived most of my life in NYC and scanner listening was on of my hobbies. So what are my chances of hearing NYPD SOD and FDNY in philly with a decent outdoor antenna? I'm glad there's live feeds but nothing beats the physical gear. 90...
  7. J

    BCD396XT/BCD996XT: Philadelphia Fire

    I have a Uniden BCD996XT with the factory antenna and live just a couple miles outside of West Philadelphia. I used Radio Reference and ARC XT to program my scanner. It will not pick up Philadelphia Police or Fire.. It keeps saying finding control channel, same with chester county. Anyone...
  8. D

    Philly police sporadic

    Hello everyone, My BCD436HP works great for monitoring Bucks and Montco, but Philly police is sporadic. I drive all over the city of Philadelphia during the day so it can't be a location problem. The scanner will be picking up all Philly police traffic for maybe twenty minutes or half an hour...
  9. ND3U

    PSR-800 and Philadelphia

    I seem to be having trouble configuring my 800 for Philadelphia. I made the appropriate adjustments per the RR Philadelphia page and I only get noise. Could someone please send me the settings. Thanks in advance. Brandon, ND3U
  10. SuperTracker

    UNABLE to hear ANYTHING of Philadelphia Police or Fire on Pro-106 or Pro-197 WIN500

    As far as I know of, being original owner of both a Radioshack Pro-106 and Pro-197, I've downloaded Philadelphia Police and Fire via WIN500 and uploaded them to both scanners and I hear absolutely nothing coming from those active selected lists. I believe both scanners have latest firmware...
  11. NUGEN

    Uniden... To hold or not to hold, that is the question...

    I have programmed countless Uniden scanners and I've noticed specifically for the Philadelphia P25 system Fire, Medic, and Citywide J, T, M will come across Zone 1 and Zone 2. When doing a 396T and 996T, the scan lists are separate unlike the XT models in ARC-XT. I will double up the talk...
  12. B

    Philly Radio Frequencies

    Im new to this, I just got a new Baofeng UV5R 136-174/400-480 MHz Dual-Band radio. I go to college in Philly and I wanted to know if anyone recommended any good Fire, EMS and flight medical frequencies in the range for my radio in the area. Any ideas and help would be great. Thank you
  13. C

    Philadelphia FD **LODD**

    Line Of Duty Death: Philadelphia fire was operating a 3rd Alarm fire today on Box 1232 at 748 South 4th Street. All hands were being put to work. While on the roof Captain Michael Goodwin of Ladder 27 fell thru the roof due to a collapse and was subsequently trapped under the rubble. A second...
  14. GTR8000

    Philadelphia Granted a 13 Month Narrowbanding Wavier by FCC

    The city applied for an 18 month extension to the narrowbanding deadline in September, and was granted 13 months. The waiver affects numerous VHF and UHF frequencies throughout the city. They now have until February 1, 2014 to narrowband the affected frequencies. The full text of the waiver...
  15. P

    Philadelphia Project 25 channels

    Does anyone know what the Philadelphia Project 25 channel Sites 101-110 with a talk group called "radio maintenance" are in radio reference webservice? I use ARC-XT to download frequencys to my 396XT. Sites 103 and 104 are the only ones that actually have frequencys assoc. with them. I was...
  16. P

    cannot get philly county to scan on my BC396XT

    I cannot get philly to scan anything at all after downloading from radioreference using ARCXT. I have never had a problem before, I usually tune into montgomery county and Philadelphia County. When I look on ARCXT it shows all of the frequencys in there for philly but my scanner is silent when...
  17. P

    BC396XT worth it in PA?

    I was asked to post in this forum as opposed to Uniden forum about getting a BC396XT living in SE PA. I simply can't find info. showing if the State is still aggressive or not regarding the opensky program. The bottom line is that I don't want to buy an expensive scanner if it will not be good...
  18. PhillyPhoto

    Philadelphia Fire Department Live Feed

    I just wanted to let everyone know of the new address for the Philadelphia Fire Department live streaming audio. It is We updated it to make it easier to remember, so be sure to update your bookmarks and tell a friend!