all it can do is in the manual. 2015 made new.
all those safety channels frequencies are regulator by FCC.gov and are published
here they are, first google hit ,amazing.
keep in mind some 800MHz transmitters (gov) are encrypted trunking mode radios, (like police is)
in my town text, the HAM band 2meters has full time weather brocast (I have HT and HF here)
our RAD does 25mHZ to 900mHz bands
all stated in the manual below.
page 129 covers the public service bands starting at
vhf and uhv is line if site comms so that is why there are so many stations. (broad casting) best is try the closet one first.
a better antenna , is what to use.
what kinds of safety data do you need, not told
fire, police , amber alerts, weather, road reports, and lots more
what you want not told.
but you can find it if you google that, in clear simple text.
for sure. by county is best.
as it is line of site.
police bands are trunked and have are networked sites to overcome line of site issues,. (magic) and is encrypted.(and ******* to hack btw)
broadcast is site by site and 20 miles max (aprox)
but station power in watts is prime there, and no 2 stations are the same, (rare)
set the radio to scan them all , see what it finds.? be patient.
or look up what you want googled.
good luck and happy DX'ing.