Buy a police scanner on sale
As the events unfold in Boston searching for the Boston Marathon Bomber hear events as they happen with a Uniden handheld police scanner.
Do I need a police scanner ?
You may be asking yourself why do you need a police scanner. A police scanner can be a very valuable tool for anyone that is wanting to keep up with current events, and listen in on police and Fire department activity. What better way to protect your family than staying up to date on what is happening in your area. Most scanners also receive the NOAA weather frequencies automatically so that you do not have to program them in.
But what services can I hear on a police scanner.
Most scanners receive the VHF and UHF frequencies from 30 MHZ to 3000 MHZ. Except for cell phones and encrypted communications between different agencies, it is possible and legal to listen in on communications between services. You can hear:
- Police and fire departments
- FRS (Family Radio Service) and GMRS (General Mobile Radio service)
- Ham radio communications
- Baby monitors
- NASCAR teams at the race track
- NOAA weather alerts
- Space shuttle communications
- Marine activity and coast guard
Where can I find more information about police scanners ?
For a great list of what can be heard on your new police scanner, check out W7DTG.
If you are thinking of purchasing your first handheld or home police scanner, here is an article about your first police scanner that you should take a look at.
Police scanners on sale at Amazon
When looking for a police scanner on sale, you want to deal with a trusted dealer that offers money back guarantee and free shipping. You can find the most popular Uniden scanners at Amazon.
I also found another site with lot’s of great information on finding and purchasing your first scanner. It can be found at Wannabeehams