• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Help I don't know what Im doing * Fort Wayne,IN*

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emt_06

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Hello,
I am trying to get a scanner and dont know what to get. I am a EMT and I would like to listen to whats going on... :) I want to listen to TRAA (aka AMR) I know they are on 800 Mhz but I dont really now what that means... I am looking at a AOR AR1000XLT Wide Range Monitor on ebay. Would that do the trick? Does anyone have any pointers on what I should buy? I can't afford the $300 + scanners. Im still trying to finish my paramedic degree :) Thankyou for your help
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Welcome to RR and the scanning hobby. The bad news is the AOR you mentioned cannot do what you want. I know you mentioned you cannot afford a $300+ scanner but you will need a digital trunking scanner according to the database for Allen county. Those will put you at the $500 range.

If you look at the database - http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=TRSDB&sid=2995 - you can see Allen County public saftey uses an 800 MHz trunked system and is digital for almost all communication.

Your best luck might be a find a Radio Shack that is closing and that hasn't already been wiped out and pick up a digital scanner. http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2036238&cp=&origkw=pro-96&kw=pro-96&parentPage=search

FYI - only Uniden and Radio Shack have digital trunked scanner for consumers.
 
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