All the Scanner frequency numbers you'll ever need!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
If you have a scanner or are thinking about buying one just in case the lights go out and you want to find out what's going on in and around your city, here is a good place to start. All the links you need for the frequencies in your city/town - listings by State/County. Also has information about scanning, harware, software, etc.
Scanner Reference Page
I have a 10 Channel, 10 Bank Radio Scanner. Easy to program, and easy to use. I bought it a couple of years ago (at Sears) for about $100.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 10, 1999
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I just said this morning to Chubby Hubby that I needed to find out the scanner channels and get them loaded onto the scanner. And now you have done it for me. A big hug you.
Taz...who likes her info
-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), July 10, 1999.
Thanks, lucy, for showing us the missing link.
-- Greybear (email@example.com), July 10, 1999.
On the topic of scanners, you can listen to L.A., Dallas and New York frequencies, fire or police, on line at the site below. Pull up the second window for the 10 codes for each area and minimize it for reference if any "action" happens while you are listening.
-- Lilly (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 10, 1999.
Ah, my second favorite preps word. (The first is epazote.) A scanner is a must-have in your emergency supply kit. It's not a bad thing to have for everyday, either. I work as a part-time stringer for a newspaper and TV station and you'd be very surprised at what goes on in your town! Before you buy a scanner, check with Radio Shack to make sure your local emergency services have not gone or do not plan to go to the 800 megahertz system. This system requires a TrunkTracker, made by Uniden and now also by Radio Shack (around $200).
There's more information on the TrunkTracker at
-- Nosey Old Git (email@example.com), July 10, 1999.