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Jenna

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Jan 13, 2013
 

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Does anyone know of a police radio scanner app or internet progam that covers Everett? I have purchased a few but none have Everett. I constantly hear the sirens and know there a lot of crime here that is being covered up and as an Everett citizen I believe I have the right to know what is going on in my city as we all do. Thank you.
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Jan 13, 2013
 
I totally agree. I think a lot is being covered up and I never hear of anything that is going on. I tried looking for apps too but couldn't seem to find any. Your best bet is to buy just a regular scanner ma'am, I may try to look for one too!
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I think the cops are using cell phones for the bigger crimes, this way nobody hears anything.
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You are right, they use their phones when they don't want everyone to hear.
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Jan 15, 2013
 
go to facebook and become friends with as malden turns it's a facebook scanner if you will, it lets you know what is going on in cities and towns.
honest Abe

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I heard that the cops are covering up a secret alien ufo base that exist somewhere in the city. That these aliens are conducting brain removal experiments on many local government officials and that thier sinister agenda is being led by no other than Bonnie Lemay and her family of superior genetic clones.. Be afraid ... Be very afraid..
g man

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honest Abe wrote:
I heard that the cops are covering up a secret alien ufo base that exist somewhere in the city. That these aliens are conducting brain removal experiments on many local government officials and that thier sinister agenda is being led by no other than Bonnie Lemay and her family of superior genetic clones.. Be afraid ... Be very afraid..
looks like they already got to you
Dakota

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Jenna wrote:
Does anyone know of a police radio scanner app or internet progam that covers Everett? I have purchased a few but none have Everett. I constantly hear the sirens and know there a lot of crime here that is being covered up and as an Everett citizen I believe I have the right to know what is going on in my city as we all do. Thank you.
It does not matter if you have a scanner. When something big is going on, they switch to hand helds.
Dakota South

Everett, MA

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Dakota wrote:
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It does not matter if you have a scanner. When something big is going on, they switch to hand helds.
Apparently, You have no idea what the hell you are talking about. You have no idea how radios works.
Dispatch Girl

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Jan 28, 2013
 
Aparantly you guys know things I don't and I work there! They do not use hand helds when they don't want you to hear. What happens in the city happen on the radio. Officer safety dictates that every officer hear what is going on in order to properly respond to protect YOU! Every siren is not major crime, there are Fire trucks and ambulances going too.
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Lilly wrote:
go to facebook and become friends with as malden turns it's a facebook scanner if you will, it lets you know what is going on in cities and towns.
As Malden turns is just some guy named Mike and his mother that sit home and just listen to a scanner all day long, and report it on facebook.
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Matt C wrote:
I totally agree. I think a lot is being covered up and I never hear of anything that is going on. I tried looking for apps too but couldn't seem to find any. Your best bet is to buy just a regular scanner ma'am, I may try to look for one too!
My neighbor has a scanner and has told me a lot of useful information. Yes your best bet is to purchase a programmable scanner and enter the frequencies that you are interested in. You can program Everett police, fire, roads(which is useful in winter time to hear what roads are plowed),Everett Public Schools, MBTA for those of you that ride the T and many more useful frequencies. You can get this list on line. Make sure the scanner has the correct frequency range for what you want to listen to as some are only programed for aircraft or marine frequencies. A good scanner will cost you about $200 to $300 dollars. Not many places sell them now so you would have to look around. Radio Shack is probably a good place to look.Happy listening.
everett

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Sharon needs to get out more.
sharon

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everett wrote:
Sharon needs to get out more.
Mind your own business!
Fran

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Not all people with police scanners are sitting there listening every second.I know a few people who have them. I've had one for years and don't use it all the tme but I do put it on when somthing seems to be happening.How else are we going to find out anything? The 3 papers don't report half of what is going on.
everett

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Jun 2, 2013
 
sharon wrote:
<quoted text>Mind your own business!
Ummm, this is a PUBLIC forum.
Here Me

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If someone goes out to get a scanner make sure it does Frequency Trunking.
Frequency Trunking is where a police dept will use a block of frequency's say 850mhz to 900mhz and their transmission will constantly scan that block for transmit and receive. You will not be able to monitor any trunking freqs with a regular scanner. A lot of police and fire dept have moved to this trunking deal.

All the State Police have move to this and you will not be able to receive them if you have a regular scanner.

So keep this in mind when buying as cities are always upgrading and it will be the this system.

Here is a handheld scanner that will do the trunking and works very well.

Uniden Bearcat 246t Trunking Scanner.

Frequency Coverage

25-54 MHz
108-174 MHz
216-225 MHz
400-512 MHz
806-956 MHz
1240-1300 MHz

Power Requirements

2 AA batteries, 6V DC, or 500mA AC adapter
Example: Radio Shack adapter with Adaptaplug B
Or Sony Car DC Adaptor

Features

Can be updated to support Rebanding? YES
See the Updating the Firmware in Uniden DMA Scanners article for the firmware link
TrunkTracker III with Control-Channel Only scanning and I-Call monitoring
Close Call
Motorola Control Channel Only trunking
Supported step sizes: 5, 6.25, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode
16 character text tagging for each system, group, channel, talkgroup, search range, and SAME group
Quick Search
10 Service Searches - public safety, news, amateur radio, marine, railroad, air, CB radio, FRS/GMRS, racing, and special (Itinerant)
Custom Search lets you program up to 10 search ranges
Frequency/ID AutoStore - automatically store frequencies from a service or limit search into a conventional system or store talk group IDs into a trunked system
SAME Weather Alert
Weather Priority
Priority Scan with Priority Plus
LCD Backlight
Adjustable (0-5 sec) scan delay
Adjustable Hold (scan duration 0-255 sec) per system
Strong signal attenuation
Upgradeable firmware
Channel Alert
Repeater Reverse
Frequency autostore and Talkgroup ID autostore
Pager Screen ignores hits generated by common pager frequencies while using the Close Call or search features
Quick Recall quickly navigates to a specific Channel by choosing the System, Group, and Channel.
Duplicate Channel Alert
Data Skip
Key Lock
PC Programming and Control
Wired Cloning
Battery saver
Antenna Connector: BNC

New Features

The 2.60 update added the following feature.

Close Call DND-Will stop the scanner from cutting out during transmission when Close Call in enabled.

RR System Compatibility

This scanner is compatible with the following Trunking System Types and System Voices used in the RadioReference Database, of course you must verify that the scanner will cover the appropriate frequency range:

System Types:
Motorola Type I
Motorola Type II
Motorola Type IIi Hybrid
Motorola Type II Smartnet
Motorola Type II Smartzone
Motorola Type II Smartzone Omnilink
EDACS Standard (Wide)
EDACS Standard Networked
EDACS Narrowband (Narrow)
EDACS Narrowband Networked
EDACS SCAT
LTR Standard

System Voices:
Analog
The Price

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Jun 3, 2013
 
What is the cost of this scanner? Uniden sells very good quality scanners.
everett

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Sharon and Hear Me should hook up.
Fran

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everett wrote:
Sharon and Hear Me should hook up.
Someone asked a question and they gave some info. What's wrong with that?

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