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    My friend stop by today with his iPhone, busting out with a brand new app. I got something your phone can't do. Bam he hit me with the police scanner app. I said don't worry they will be making one. smh


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    I think RadioTime has some police stations.
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    it's not new my WM phone could do that 2 years ago. There is a server somewhere that you can stream from that host 100's of different stations.


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    I remember reading somewhere it's illegal to have a portable police scanner when in a car in a lot of places...although if you keep your nose clean and give them no reason to check you who cares? I want it too.

    +1
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    Hummmm, the law in CA

    California Penal Code Section 636.5 Wrongful
    Interception and Divulgence of Police Radio Communication.

    Any person not authorized by the sender, who intercepts
    any police radio service communications, by use of a
    scanner or other means, for the purpose of using that
    communication to assist in the commission of a criminal
    offense or to avoid or escape arrest, trial, conviction,
    or punishment or who divulges to any person he or she knows
    to be a suspect in the commission of any criminal offense,
    the existence, contents, substance, purport, effect or
    meaning of that communication concerning escape from arrest,
    trial, conviction, or punishment is guilty of a misdemeanor.
    Nothing in this section shall preclude prosecution of any
    person under section 31 or 32.
    As used in this section "police radio service
    communications" means a communications authorized by the
    Federal Communications Commission to be transmitted by a
    station in the police radio service. Leg.H. 1976 ch. 1129,
    1991 ch. 515.

    LA County ordinances are more restrictive:

    13.10.020 Installing or using shortwave radios in vehicles prohibited without permit.

    Except as provided in Section 13.20.050 of this chapter, every person who, without obtaining a permit from the sheriff or from the forester and fire warden authorizing him to do so, equips any vehicle with, or operates any vehicle equipped with, a shortwave radio receiver, or other receiver capable of listening to said broadcasts, is guilty of an infraction. (Ord. 83-0066 90, 1983: Ord. 5462 2, 1950: Ord. 4322 2, 1944.)
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    its not a classified signal so its legal plus, I am not talking legal or illegal the app would not be approved in the app catalog if it were illegal. second I like to know what they (police) are up too I guess I have trust issue
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    no you do NOT NEED this app its stupid to sit there comparing and if he does it again say oh well you know what my phone suits me and yours suits you good day
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyandthesets View Post
    Hummmm, the law in CA

    California Penal Code Section 636.5 Wrongful
    Interception and Divulgence of Police Radio Communication.

    Any person not authorized by the sender, who intercepts
    any police radio service communications, by use of a
    scanner or other means, for the purpose of using that
    communication to assist in the commission of a criminal
    offense or to avoid or escape arrest, trial, conviction,
    or punishment or who divulges to any person he or she knows
    to be a suspect in the commission of any criminal offense,
    the existence, contents, substance, purport, effect or
    meaning of that communication concerning escape from arrest,
    trial, conviction, or punishment is guilty of a misdemeanor.
    Nothing in this section shall preclude prosecution of any
    person under section 31 or 32.
    As used in this section "police radio service
    communications" means a communications authorized by the
    Federal Communications Commission to be transmitted by a
    station in the police radio service. Leg.H. 1976 ch. 1129,
    1991 ch. 515.

    LA County ordinances are more restrictive:

    13.10.020 Installing or using shortwave radios in vehicles prohibited without permit.

    Except as provided in Section 13.20.050 of this chapter, every person who, without obtaining a permit from the sheriff or from the forester and fire warden authorizing him to do so, equips any vehicle with, or operates any vehicle equipped with, a shortwave radio receiver, or other receiver capable of listening to said broadcasts, is guilty of an infraction. (Ord. 83-0066 90, 1983: Ord. 5462 2, 1950: Ord. 4322 2, 1944.)
    There is a whole lot of US outside of California (limited applicability of statute, as I read it) and especially Los Angeles.
    Last edited by bevcraw; 02/10/2010 at 07:58 AM.
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    You can look up police/fire/rescue/scanner feeds on the Radio Hikibi app . They have tons of cities on there. You just type in the name of a city and hit search.
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    I have been using a web based scanner feed on the pre for a month or so.


    Live Police Scanners Online for Many U.S. Cities!

    is a good place to look for them.
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    There are also lots of live scanner feeds that you can stream on your Pre at m.radioreference.com
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    @windzilla @kd0axs thanks for the help
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    There is Trapster as well, though it is obviously no where near the same as far as reliability and content is concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewAlex1992 View Post
    There is Trapster as well, though it is obviously no where near the same as far as reliability and content is concerned.
    Trapster doesn't do walkie talkie
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    RadioTime does all available police/fire/ems scanners that are capable of streaming to the Pre. All you need to do is enable GPS on application start and your local police/fire/ems are listed in the Local radio section of the app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alijahg34 View Post
    its not a classified signal so its legal plus, I am not talking legal or illegal the app would not be approved in the app catalog if it were illegal. second I like to know what they (police) are up too I guess I have trust issue
    I would have to agree on the trust issues, you dont know my local police!!

    I just skimmed these post, but I think this would be a good idea, illegal or not, I think itd be cool. Use the scanner then the navigation to take you right to the scene - lol

    I remember back in the days, people would have the old hand held scanners and run out to nose in on what the cops were up to......
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    Quote Originally Posted by kd0axs View Post
    There are also lots of live scanner feeds that you can stream on your Pre at m.radioreference.com
    I tried that and i get "error playing file" Any ideas what to do to fix that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyandthesets View Post
    I remember reading somewhere it's illegal to have a portable police scanner when in a car in a lot of places...although if you keep your nose clean and give them no reason to check you who cares? I want it too.

    +1
    I know here in Michigan it's illegal to have a scanner in your car unless you have an amatuer radio license.
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    RadioTime has limited police scanning, was listening to San Diego PD just the other day...
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    [QUOTE=bennyandthesets;2212341]Hummmm, the law in CA

    California Penal Code Section 636.5 Wrongful
    Interception and Divulgence of Police Radio Communication.

    Any person not authorized by the sender, who intercepts
    any police radio service communications, by use of a
    scanner or other means, for the purpose of using that
    communication to assist in the commission of a criminal
    offense


    So, as long as you're not assisting in a crime, it IS legal to have and listen to a scanner...
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