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nosy

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#41
Apr 18, 2010
 

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hell if you use a scanner at all you are either a public service worker,a criminal of some kind, or NOSY. so listening to phone calls is right in line with that. maybe he wants to check his ho's honesty.
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Apr 18, 2010
 

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nosy wrote:
hell if you use a scanner at all you are either a public service worker,a criminal of some kind, or NOSY. so listening to phone calls is right in line with that. maybe he wants to check his ho's honesty.
bullshit. for some people it is a hobby like shortwave or amateur radio listeners, there is a huge community of them, dumb ass. You can hear ambulances, cops, fire departments and all kinds of stuff.

this is the only site I know of for live scanner listening in this area, it's probably been posted here already, I didn't check.
http://www.bayfd.org/links/digitalscanner.htm
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Apr 18, 2010
 

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<quoted text>bullshit. for some people it is a hobby like shortwave or amateur radio listeners, there is a huge community of them, dumb ass. You can hear ambulances, cops, fire departments and all kinds of stuff.
this is the only site I know of for live scanner listening in this area, it's probably been posted here already, I didn't check.
http://www.bayfd.org/links/digitalscanner.htm
it comes and goes, usually it is up and running. okay to listen to also if you are just goofing off on the computer.(aka: not much else going on, like my life usually!) but it also is cool when sirens are close by.
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#44
Jul 7, 2010
 
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radioreference.com this is great site to check out
radiorefrence.com sucks because it dont let u put u own freagucy in to listen to u
Larry

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Sep 5, 2010
 

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Yes her it is http://www.radioreference.com/
gunnerr

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Sep 15, 2010
 

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was wondering if there was a way to listen to police scanners online and if so is it legal to do it.
yes you can listen to it..go to radio refrence.com ..and choose your city
derp

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#48
May 12, 2011
 
I read somewhere that listening to the cellphones is illegal... but I am still unsure about my area. Is there a basic How To website somewhere to check the local scanner laws?
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#49
May 12, 2011
 
I have a scanner radio app for android and I really wanna know the answer!
guest

Jonesboro, AR

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May 12, 2011
 

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listening to cell phone calls on a scanner is illegal, even though most scanners pick them up, you're still not supposed to listen to them. that's the law. but nobody will know you do as long as you don't tell anybody. even if you hear a crime being committed don't tell that you heard it on the scanner cell phone frequencies because you can get in trouble yourself.
WOW

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#51
May 12, 2011
 
Cell phone and cordless phone monitoring is illegal. And since everything is changing on Jan. 1,2013, you will have to have a digital scanner capable of receiving frequencies ending in 12.5mhz sections. In 2017, it will change again to, 6.25mhz tuning. Tuning now, is based on a 25mhz range.
Side Band

Jonesboro, AR

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#52
May 12, 2011
 
If you can tune to a harmonic of the original frequency you might be able to receive the transmissions.

Radio scramblers/descramblers can be made but I wouldn't recommend 'broadcasting' that you can or do make them. It's against the law to do so.

In all radio transmissions its the antenna that makes the difference. Go to the library and read all you can on radio electronics, ham, and scanners. I would do this before it becomes against the law for the library to carry the magazines. Then pick up a multimeter and a soldering iron and make your own tech. Start with the tech surrounding the SIGNETICS 'NE602' chip.

http://blockyourid.com/~gbpprorg/mil/scram/

If this is something you care to learn, I wish you all the best.

'Knowledge is Power kipkay'- Google It!
Smack

Jonesboro, AR

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May 12, 2011
 

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It is not illegal. There is no level of expectation of privacy. Listen away.:)

However if it is used as an enhancement to commit a crime, then yes, that would make it illegal. Example would be if someone was in possession of one, while committing a crime, and was using it as a locator for law enforcement.
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The legality of radio scanners varies considerably between jurisdictions. In the United States it is a FEDERAL CRIME to monitor cellular phone calls.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanner_%28radio...
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In the United States, the general guidelines to follow when using a radio scanner are that it is illegal to:

1. listen in on cellular and cordless phone calls
2. intercept encrypted or scrambled communications
3. sell or import radio scanners that are capable of receiving cellular phone frequencies (this rule does not apply to sales by individuals and radio scanners made before the ban)
4. modify radio scanners so that cellular phone frequencies can be received
5. use information received for personal gain (a common example is where a taxi driver listens to a competitor's dispatch channel to steal a customer)
6. use information received to aid in the commission of a crime
7. disclose information received to other persons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scanner_%28radio...
DUH

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#56
May 12, 2011
 
Smack wrote:
It is not illegal. There is no level of expectation of privacy. Listen away.:)
However if it is used as an enhancement to commit a crime, then yes, that would make it illegal. Example would be if someone was in possession of one, while committing a crime, and was using it as a locator for law enforcement.
While in Arkansas, it is no illegal to monitor scanner receptions, it is illegal to monitor cell phone or cordless phone signals. It is also illegal to use said receptions for aid in commission of a crime or to interfere with any public agencys' actions or to use said receptions in profit gaining actions. I think that is covered in part 95 of the FCCs' rules and regulations.
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#57
May 12, 2011
 
DUH wrote:
<quoted text>While in Arkansas, it is no illegal to monitor scanner receptions, it is illegal to monitor cell phone or cordless phone signals. It is also illegal to use said receptions for aid in commission of a crime or to interfere with any public agencys' actions or to use said receptions in profit gaining actions. I think that is covered in part 95 of the FCCs' rules and regulations.
Oh really now?? I must have misread the question.......could have sworn someone was asking about the legality of picking up 'police scanners online and listening'.?? I must have missed the cell phone and cordless phone stuff that you are wanting to argue about??
Are you sure you are posting this on the right thread? DUH.
DUH

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#58
May 12, 2011
 
Smack wrote:
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Oh really now?? I must have misread the question.......could have sworn someone was asking about the legality of picking up 'police scanners online and listening'.?? I must have missed the cell phone and cordless phone stuff that you are wanting to argue about??
Are you sure you are posting this on the right thread? DUH.
It doesn't matter what the source is. Monitoring scanners is not illegal in Arkansas. I was only elaborating on possible illegal uses for gained information. DUH!
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May 12, 2011
 
DUH wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't matter what the source is. Monitoring scanners is not illegal in Arkansas. I was only elaborating on possible illegal uses for gained information. DUH!
Ahhhhh, you were being my little echo? Cute! Thanks ;)
What

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#60
May 14, 2011
 
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<quoted text> radiorefrence.com sucks because it dont let u put u own freagucy in to listen to u
Idiot! If you can't read, or count your numbers any better than this, it's no wonder you can't make it work. This isn't text messaging, moron.
WOW

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#61
May 15, 2011
 
Smack wrote:
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Oh really now?? I must have misread the question.......could have sworn someone was asking about the legality of picking up 'police scanners online and listening'.?? I must have missed the cell phone and cordless phone stuff that you are wanting to argue about??
Are you sure you are posting this on the right thread? DUH.
Go back to post #48. This is where the conversation diverged.

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