b7spectra said:There are 0 laws that state you cannot have a scanner in your vehicle, on person or in a place of business. One thing that I always remind people about is that if you are ever stopped by the PD, DON'T flaunt the scanner in their face, it's a good way to start problems. Even though there is no law against them, the officer could confiscate it, and you will have to be the one to fight to get it back.
Just take the ham test for your Technician license then they can't touch you. Well worth the time and it also opens up whole new worlds as a ham.bravo14 said:I was wondering about GA laws on scanners in cars. I'm starting to take PD off my radios just FD and some things in it. I live in FL and they have many laws against scanners in cars get busted bye bye to the radio unless the cop lets you go...
Yet that only pertains to a transceiver in your vehicle, or does that work for having only a scanner in your vehicle?mkh said:Just take the ham test for your Technician license then they can't touch you. Well worth the time and it also opens up whole new worlds as a ham.
Most of the new Icom and Yaesu/VXSTD mobiles have many 100's of memorys, upwards of 1,000 (perhaps you meant to add the extra zero?)...they make great scanning radios as now some of them are coming with banks/zones, much like a scanner or commercial land mobile radio.ReceiverBeaver said:The point about becoming a ham is that ham VHF & UHF rigs, mobiles and handhelds all incorporate extended receive so they double as scanners. Modern rigs likewise have 100 or more memory channels so there's plenty of room for public saftey and other frequencies. Some rigs have a very large extended receive capability and do the DC to Daylight thing.