As soon as I sell my home down here in Sunny & Humid Southwest Florida, I will be moving to the Seattle area. Somewhere between Kent and Everett. What kind of Police activity can I expect to pick up with my Pro-95 scanner?
according to the database the're still on the motorola type II smartzone . i remember going there in the late 90's , and from a list i took then the talkgroups look pretty much the same unless the system has changed.
If your moving to Seattle or new to scanning in the northwest here are some thing I would consider: 1. Trunking scanner with computer interface and flash upgrade is a real must due upcoming frequecy realocation in the next few years. 2. Windows XP based software such as Buthel Software (ARC) http://www.butelsoftware.com/ for your scanner. 3. P25 and digital transmisions are not a majior concern in the northwest since most if not all of this in the nortwest is encrypted and is illeagle to listen an encrypted or scrambled message. 4. Don.t worry about programing all the smart zones in the 800mmeg king and Snohomish county systems, just the main repeat systems will the suffient are there three in King county and two in Snohomish county.
Hello and greeting's from Bainbridge island Washington ..Before I moved out here it was suggested that I purchase "Scannerstuff:Northwest frequency directory" available from http://www.scannerstuff.com It's been a HUGE help. I currently monitor area activity with five scanner's.
I do have an ICOM IC R75 that I haven't gotten up and running yet.
I couldn't ask for a better location for monitoring .I've visited a lot of places since the move. And the further away from home i get. The worse off I am for monitoring
the Seattle metro area. .
Anything in the Northwest part of the state for under 200,000.000 will be hard to find I am 60 miles north of Seattle and a house across the street from me, is a 1 story 3 bedroom 1200 sq ft 7 yrs old sold last year for 238,000.00. when it was new went for 120,000.00