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Uniden Announces New SDS-200 Scanner

Introducing the SDS200, Uniden’s latest and most advanced base/mobile digital trunking scanner. The SDS200 incorporates the latest True I/Q receiver technology, which provides the best digital decode performance in the industry, even in challenging receive environments. The SDS200’s other major … Continue reading

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Scanner sharks: Special breed of hobbyists keep their ears tuned to emergency dispatches

By Rachel Rice St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dec 29, 2018 When dispatchers radioed St. Charles emergency services to tell them that a man was stranded in the catwalks beneath the Blanchette Bridge that carries Interstate 70 over the Missouri River, scanner … Continue reading

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Last of the scanners: Are police security measures and new technologies killing an American obsession?

In a white house on a quiet, leafy street in Takoma Park, Md., lives a man who listens to nothing but mayhem. He is remarkable not because of his appearance — tall, thin, black hair — but for what he has around … Continue reading

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Police Department Changes Course, Will Use Both Public and Private Radio Channels

It looks like they are getting encryption right in Nebraska. We hope the So Cal PD’s will follow suit and not lock out scanner listeners from all PUBLIC safety communications. COLUMBUS NE — Columbus Police Chief Chuck Sherer is changing course … Continue reading

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Whistler to Update TRX-1 / TRX-2 Scanners with NXDN™

Bentonville, AR– (December 13, 2016) The Whistler Group, Inc., a leading industry supplier of state-of the-art mobile electronics, is in the homestretch to the highly-anticipated release of an NXDN™ update to the TRX-1 and TRX-2 which currently feature Digital Mobile … Continue reading

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Scanners Now Able to Monitor MotoTRBO Frequencies

Within days of each other, both Uniden and Whistler announced that they would both be adding DMR scanning to their lineup. Whister states that they will be releasing both a mobile and portable scanner capable of monitoring MotoTRBO, Hytera XPT, … Continue reading

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LAFD Battles Suspicious Commercial Structure Fire

Los Angeles firefighters battled a non-injury commercial building fire in downtown LA’s garment district on November 29, 2014. Just after 2:30 AM, LAFD respond to 1409 Santee Street to find a row of one-story commercial buildings and smoke in the … Continue reading

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SCMA Presentation by Wayne Smith, Ph.D.

At our July meeting, club member Wayne Smith, Ph.D. (N6LHV) gave a talk about Software Defined Radios. Wayne demonstrated how a $25 USB dongle designed to receive digital TV broadcasts can be used as an inexpensive SDR and spectrum analyzer. Professor … Continue reading

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SCMA Members Featured on Radio Show

On Tuesday, October 22nd, KPPC 89.3 Airtalk interviewed SCMA Members Alex Thompson (LA-168) of @Venice311 and Andrew Blankstein (LA-183) of NBC News about their years of listening to police scanners, what they’ve learned and the insight that comes when you … Continue reading

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Whistler Group Acquires GRE’s Assets to Manufacture Radio Shack Scanner Product Line

From the Radio Reference web site: Whistler, the makers behind numerous radar detectors and other electronic products, has acquired GRE’s technical assets and plans to produce scanners for Radio Shack. Whistler Group | High Performance Radar Detectors and Electronics The … Continue reading

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