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The Uniden Bearcat BC-560XLT 16 channel scanner is a classic. I recently had the chance to program one of these gems and I really liked the feel of it. Uniden of course makes excellent police scanners, as anyone might surmise. Programming is a breeze even without the manual. It seems like the BC-560XLT was manufactured […]

The slot antenna can be made out of any metal surface or plate, with the length of the slot being cut out by a frequency determined in advance. It can be designed and constructed using a discarded TV dish reflector. Believe me when I tell you that it works. In essence, what you have is […]

With → WebSDR a Software-Defined Radio receiver connected to the internet, allowing many listeners to listen and tune it simultaneously. There appears to be a recording feature which enables the user to record and listen to the playback. Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. There’s a map on the bottom of the page that […]

The future is now. If you are interested in electronics, or more specifically police scanners, then big changes are being made at this very moment. Long gone are the crystal days when all stayed the same. When it comes to police scanners, digital is the new kid on the block and digital is king. Software […]

If the poorly designed lamp goes bad, all it not lost my friend. Unplug the lamp first. The lampshade has plastic material that will easily peel off if you try. Try using a pair of hand pruners and maybe a pair of needle-nosed pliars. You’ll find some wire in there. Believe it or not, you […]

Software Defined Radio Tutorial For The Beginner This DVB-T dongle will turn a computer into an electronic listening device, which is basically a police scanner radio but even more. This may be the most fun a techie could have on the cheap! The NooElec TV28T v2 USB DVB-T & RTL-SDR Receiver R820T is the ticket […]

Carrying a mobile police scanner in the car is illegal in some states. This is something that I was aware of but I didn’t know that the use of police scanner apps on a mobile phone is considered illegal in some states, while traveling in a vehicle. The rules are different for commercial operators. State […]

Here’s a weekend project that will keep you busy for a moment and will give you a very nice police scanner antenna. This antenna is called an Off-Center Fed Dipole. The assembly is fairly easy and receive capability is fantastic. It took me a few minutes to put this scanner antenna together because I already […]

The Hammarlund Super Pro was an American made high-frequency receiver used during World War II. “The SP-600 Super Pro covered the frequency range of 540 kHz to 54 MHz.” In 1936 the first of the Super Pro series were manufactured. According to a November 1940 QST Magazine ad, “The fact that ‘Super-Pro’ receivers are used […]

Police Scanner Audio 2013 Boston Marathon bombings Listen to police scanner traffic after the Boston Marathon bombings. Emergency dispatch audio from Boston Marathon attack can be heard on the recording. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombings occurred on April 15, 2013, when two bombs were detonated during the Boston Marathon at approximately 2:50 p.m. EDT (18:50 […]

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