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Old 07-02-2010, 14:18
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Can you still listen to the police/ambulance & fire crews frequencies?
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Old 07-02-2010, 15:11
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No, they are all Tetra (digital and encrypted).. the only thing you will get is aeroplanes, security firms and taxis, that sort of thing.
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Old 07-02-2010, 15:15
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You were never supposed to listen to them in the old days of course.

But now the answer is, generally, no, as all Police and most other Emergency services have now migrated to using the secure digital TETRA AIRWAVE service.

http://www.airwavesolutions.co.uk/
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Old 07-02-2010, 15:22
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I thought you could still listen to Raynet
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Old 07-02-2010, 18:34
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I thought you could still listen to Raynet
Yes, but Raynet is the modern day equivalent of the home guard.
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Old 07-02-2010, 18:45
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You can listen to American ones as they still use analogue, just use the remote receivers on globaltuners then Google the emergency frequencies in that area
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Old 07-02-2010, 19:09
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Yes, but Raynet is the modern day equivalent of the home guard.
Don't tell them Petters.
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Old 11-02-2010, 13:55
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fire brigade are still on 70mhz in am mode with 12.5 channel spacing

just tuned across 166mhz and theres a lot of ambulances still using the old analogue system
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Old 11-02-2010, 15:46
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No, they are all Tetra (digital and encrypted).. the only thing you will get is aeroplanes, security firms and taxis, that sort of thing.
Even some of the Taxis are using digital equipment now to find out where their next job is. VHF Radio communications are very rare with some Taxi firms.
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Old 11-02-2010, 16:56
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Can you still listen to the police/ambulance & fire crews frequencies?
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Old 11-02-2010, 17:52
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Don't tell them Petters.
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Old 11-02-2010, 18:58
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You can still listen to the London Ambulance Service on their various coloured bases for each part of the Capital on F.M.
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Old 11-02-2010, 19:07
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Yes, but Raynet is the modern day equivalent of the home guard.
How can you say that, they do an excellent job and offer a good service, some of them wear fluorescent jackets.
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Old 11-02-2010, 20:56
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Even some of the Taxis are using digital equipment now to find out where their next job is. VHF Radio communications are very rare with some Taxi firms.
The taxi operators in this area and probably many others have a system where they just press a button and their next job is displayed on a screen. Haven't heard them near the FM band for a while now.

There used to be some strange tones around 87.4 in summer (from the continent) until a few years ago. Apparently it was a paging system called "eurosignal".
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Old 12-02-2010, 13:04
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Here is the FDNY live scanner
http://www.thebravest.com/scan/scanfdny.html

At the top of the screen in the left side just click on live scanner and there will be a drop down with all the Fire & EMS frequencies.
We use airwave here so don't think you can listen in any more.
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Old 12-02-2010, 22:33
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Those few fire/ambulance regions that haven't switched to airwave will do so soon. The only emergency services you can still listen to are things like coastguard or mountain rescue.
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