This handheld device can be used to continuously scan frequencies (individual or groups) for local radio transmissions, such as those used in industrial work, police, or firefighting. Once you've honed in on the signal, you can listen and/or communicate with the other transmitters. The scanner features 30 channels, 10 bands, a keypad lock, built-in delay, backlit LCD, channel lockout, memory backup, and one-touch weather mode.
- Brand Name: : Uniden
- Model: : BC60XLT-1
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B00006JQKD
- Item model number: BC60XLT-1
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 17, 2002
Fun little scanner
If you want a scanner to listen to your local police, fire, ambulance, etc… This scanner >MIGHT< not be the one for you. This scanner only goes up to 512 Mhz. Many, many emergency services have gone up to 800 Mhz, with sophisticated "trunking" services. Bottom line, this radio can’t receive them. To be sure, you should do a search through Google. Try "police frequencies" + (your town or county.) Google should return numerous sites that will show you if your local frequencies are in range of this radio.
Besides the above, you can listen in to aircraft, some Coast Guard operations, trains, taxis, who knows what else.
This is a very nice scanner for the price.