Does anyone know if the "fed" frequencies have changed,in New York state? (FBI,SS,Border Patrol)
I've had the frequencies since the mid nineties up till now. I live in Rochester, NY..(western)
Nick,Does anyone know if the "fed" frequencies have changed,in New York state? (FBI,SS,Border Patrol)
Here, let me make this easier for you...
Yes, they have.
Seriously though...by "old scanners" I presume you are refering to models that will not take four decimal places after the dot on a VHF-high band frequency, i.e.: 165.2875. While these types of frequencies have been around for quite a while now in the federal world, they've become more prevelent and, thanks the the FCC 2013 mandate, speading throughout the entire PW (public safety) and IB (industrial/business) world. Yes, 165.2875 will convert to 165.285 on many older scanners - and you will still be able to copy traffic - the bigger problem is what type of traffic you are going to hear. As '92 suggested above, with the migration to P25 in full swing in the federal world, you're out of luck in copying what remains in the clear without a narrowband, APCO P-25 digital capable scanner handy.
True, Bill...so true. For me the search is almost more fun than listening to the knowns. And this is a great time to be searching. I'm just loving my new PRO-106. I take it everywhere and it has yeilded some great new finds. Even with the stock duck it hears a great amount of traffic.