It really depends on where you live. But I would probably be safe by saying that, baring any special permits you might have or being a volunteer or reserve officer/firefighter/SAR/etc., you would probably be in some violation of law if you had a radio with frequencies of the agency that pulled you over or even adjacent agencies.X1536 said:I was just wondering... some people have actual TXing radios programmed to PS freq's. if a cop were to pull you over and you had that radio is there anything they could do for you have that?
Why not make just them receive only personalities so you get nothing but an error/unprogrammed tone on keyup?nexus said:ATF you left out Florida... Florida is VERY anal about those things...
Like the others said, it depends on your area. If I didn't have a legitimate reason for having the PD's transmit freq. what I usually did was program the radio to transmit on a ham freq like 144.0000 mhz but the receive freq would be their dispatch channel or something. That way if they do get curious and discover it could receive it, they couldn't say I was transmitting, because when they key up nothing would happen.
I've done this on both amateur radios and commercial (motorola) radios where I had public safety freqs programmed in.
That is not a feature in amateur radios. And last time I checked, the P100 doesn't do that either. But I'm not the person with the issue. I was just suggesting what I do in those cases. (i.e. if you don't have authoriztion to transmit, don't bother entering the freq in the transmit side of the channel/memory)Mstrfxit12 said:Why not make just them receive only personalities so you get nothing but an error/unprogrammed tone on keyup?
I saw that in the article, and thought the same.W2SJW said:(In regards to the link above)
[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]"[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Unlicensed users of radio frequencies can jam signals between police, fire and rescue personnel. Just listening on the frequency can cause static or squelch the signals.
[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Licensed amateur radio operators can dial into any frequency under emergency situations and must be licensed. They are unlike people who own a regular scanner which only broadcasts police, fire and rescue calls."[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Somebody want to contact the author of this news report and give him a clue?!?
As said just above it doesn't but as I said before just don't enable transmit at all. You may be well meaning and not intend to transmit but what if one of your friends get it and decide to play breaker, breaker or worse you throw it in the car an inadvertently manage to key the mike. It would really suck to tie up someones channel and potentially put life in harms way just because you had something programmed for xmit you weren't authorized to have anyway. Most any Motorola radio I have ever programmed has the ability to disable transmit on any personality. You were concerned about the look of a scanner, so if you go out and buy a radio typically used in PS, Jedi series, saber, xts, what I have suggested won't be a problem and you'll definatley look wacktastic... ChrisTophtoh said:Why I wanted to get one is beccause I am going to school to be an EMT. And I like to listen to EMS when I am out. And I feel stupid carrying around a scanner. If it is a normal radio no one knows the diff. If I don't TX, why does it matter?
If it was on a trunked system, they wouldn't have to locate you, they can disable the radio remotely. And if you were caught, see my reply (#12) above. Jail.landonjensen said:if you transmited on a ps channel, could they be able to locate the radio?