- May 2, 2020
The ops tempo at my local USAF base dictates my listening schedule since I like Mil-Air. If they aren't flying, I'll turn on the local FD dispatch frequency just to know what's going on.
No kidding!I'm really surprised to see so many folks monitoring 24/7. Wow! Some of us, if not all of us, may need to get a life...
Yes, I understand...No kidding!
But on a more serious note some of us have circumstances that prevent us from living what would be considered a normal life. A radio helps distract us from that and give us a fun and interesting hobby to help get through life as it is.
It's not unusual for me to be performing other tasks while monitoring also. It's called multi-tasking and I have been doing this for years.During the night there are four scanners on in the bedroom with one set for close call. During non-sleeping hours in the radio/computer room aka the dining area of the great room, 18 scanners are usually on. During my daily 2mi walk I have two radios with me and three in the truck when driving somewhere. It's very rare for me not to be monitoring so I am a 24/7 monitor radio listener. It's nice to be retired.
Same. I very seldom just sit listening to a scanner. Working, gardening, driving, housework, reading during downtime, etc., the scanner's on and I hear at least most of what comes across it/them.It's not unusual for me to be performing other tasks while monitoring also. It's called multi-tasking and I have been doing this for years.
0.05%Curious how much time people devote to monitoring (not work related).