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Radio scanner how do i get coads to here my local fire/police/phone frequ enices

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While looking up local listing will take a little leg work, These links below will give you some great starting points.
Just remember, agencies will change frequencies, Hardware, and radio types from analog, to digital, to trunked.
Also web sites may not have most up to date listings, Id also suggest local amateur radio aka Ham radio clubs. some of the guys there may be able to help you out as well.
Best of luck and SCAN ON! :) Enjoy
http://www.radioreference.com
http://www.interceptradio.com
http://www.nationalradiodata.com

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Go to radio reference guide on the internet. You will see a state by state listing. Click on your state, your county of city and select the P.D. you want.

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