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pb_lonny

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I have FINALLY gotten a desk with some space to have my scanners. Other than them, what else would be useful to have setup with them?
 

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Only you can answer that question. What other activities would you wish to engage in while listening to a scanner at that desk? Maybe a computer. Maybe you might like hooking up a scanner's discriminator output to a slicer and using etrunk (or whatever the current version of it's called these days) to monitor system activity on trunked systems in your area.

I can't tell you what you would like to do. That's all your choice, and let that choice guide you as to what else needs to be added to your listening post, if that's anything at all.
 

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To the above excellent suggestions I'll recommend some cheat sheets with pertinent info (codes, signals, unit ID's, etc...use your imagination) and a computer with Google Earth installed. Very handy when monitoring large-scale incidents, escapes, manhunts, etc.
 
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