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PAscannernut

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I am flying to St. Thomas and have BC396XT radio and would like to take it on vacation with me. Has anyone had any problems taking a portable scanner through the airport? I wouldn't think it would be a problem if it gets checked in, but never took my scanner on a trip. I have ARCXT software to get all st. Thomas frequencies, but if anyone has any tips of other frequencies or things to listen to while I am there I would appreciate it.
 

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Never had a problem taking my Pro-96 at the time to St. John on my honeymoon in 2001, nor to any other place including multiple trips to AZ & Las Vegas, along with Alaska & Vancouver BC in 2009.

I always put stuff like that in my carry-on. I remember hearing what sounded like the emergency services on St. John in the 160 MHz range...
 

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most of the public safety frequencies in the us virgin island use the 160mhz ranges,
another things is the police and fire might be on a trunked system?
ryan
 

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I've never had a problem taking a scanner on vacation and on an airplane. I either check it or take it carry on. I unscrew the attenna from a hand held as it seems to attarct less interest. Have good batteries in it in case you need to power it up.
All the US Virgin Islands were a great place to monitor when I was there many years ago.
 

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St. Thomas police freq

I was able to gather some frequencies for St. Thomas through the ARCXT software using the radioreference to gather those frequencies. However I did not see anything for police on there. I do have the 396xt so I have close call and can search but has anyone tuned into the police freqs in St. Thomas or know where to get them? Thanks
 

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I had no trouble going in or out of St. Thomas with several scanners in my carry-on last September. U.S. Customs on the way out didn't care a bit about them at all. Same thing for TSA.

Have a great trip!
 
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