CB radio or police scanner?

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by thealfa, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. thealfa

    thealfa Medium Load Member

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    which one do you guys recommend? Doesn't both work similarly or not? Been looking into the Bearcat police scanner.
     
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  3. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    Illegal to have police scanner in motor vehicle in mn
     
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  4. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    You'll need to spend at least $240. to get a good scanner that will pick up.
     
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  5. wolverine11

    wolverine11 Road Train Member

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    Look at the Bearcat/ Beartracker 885 hybrid cb radio/ digital scanner.
     
  6. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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  7. Ridgeline

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    Hey hate to break the news to you but since 911 a lot of police systems moved to what is called a trucked service system.

    This means it is not hard to listen to the cops but it is a lot more difficult.

    By the way, this move was to make sure there is interoperability between jurisdictions and agencies.
     
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  8. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

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    Unless you have your amateur radio license.

    299C.37 POLICE COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT; USE, SALE.
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    Subdivision 1.Use regulated.

    (a) No person other than peace officers within the state, the members of the State Patrol, and persons who hold an amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission, shall equip any motor vehicle with any radio equipment or combination of equipment, capable of receiving any radio signal, message, or information from any police emergency frequency
     
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  9. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    get a $100 cb radio, and be on your way.

    scanners may not be legal in all states.
     
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  10. wolverine11

    wolverine11 Road Train Member

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    So based on that definition you are saying the new Bearcat 885 cb/scanner is illegal to use without a license?
     
  11. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

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    Looks like MOBILE use is prohibited without a ham ticket (or becoming a cop). Personally I wouldnt sweat it tho
     
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