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    Police Scanner?

    Anyone ever seen a card or usb device that acts as a police scanner and can input into your computer. I have heard of them before and beleive they exist but never found one yet. Would be nifty to have a integrated police scanner on carputer. Maybe even there is a normal handheld scanner that would interface.

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    You may want to revise your title. People might think you're talking about an image scanner.
    Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weatherboy
    Anyone ever seen a card or usb device that acts as a police scanner and can input into your computer. I have heard of them before and beleive they exist but never found one yet. Would be nifty to have a integrated police scanner on carputer. Maybe even there is a normal handheld scanner that would interface.

    as far as i know there i don't think there is any type of say pci card that is a scanner. but i do know there are scanners out that there that have rs232 ports on them and allow them to be controled by an application. i don't think radio shack has any high end enough to have this. i mean we are talking many hundreds of dollars here

    edit: eats his words due to the next post
    don't worry i know i usually don't make much sense

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    WiNRADiO

    WiNRADiO: http://www.winradio.com/home/receivers.htm

    The 1500 Series is a low-to-medium cost communication receivers are suitable for cost-effective VHF/UHF monitoring for professional and amateur applications. Frequency range is 150 kHz to 1.5 GHz (in USA, models available to general public exclude cellular frequencies 825-849 and 869-894 MHz).

    The 3000 Series is a medium cost communications receiver series, suitable for cost-effective HF/VHF/UHF monitoring for professional applications in security, military, telecommunications and industrial applications. Frequency range is 150 kHz to 1.5 GHz (in USA, models available to general public exclude cellular frequencies 825-849 and 869-894 MHz).

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    There are the Icom PCR-100 and PCR-1000 receivers, the 100 has been discontinued but you can find them on eBay sometimes. The 1000 seems to still be current production (at the very least, www.hamradio.com is still selling them). You can also check out the Winradio products, www.winradio.com.
    Look at the Supported Radios section of http://hamlib.sourceforge.net/ to find a list of computer-controllable gear.

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    pfranc.com has cables to connect a bunch of radio shacks radio's to PC, can find links to info too
    found thiss there:
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    tk92 - Experimental Software for Radio ShackŪ PRO-92 and PRO-2067 Scanners
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    why are you afraid of Police???? once they click you they got you.. unless you deal drugs or something i guess it willl be a good tool because you can tell if they are spying on you and etc.

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    Why does having a police scanner mean you're afraid of police? It's fun to listen to the police and other people talk on radio.

    Are you confusing his question with 'radar detector'?

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    My local police only use the radio from dispatch to car.... any other communications is over nextels... as is their data... damn
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    all the police and highway patrol in my area switched to encrypted digital trunked systems so no more listening for me I can only still get the fire department and medical service. But for the low low price of $8,000 I could listen in to the police again.

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