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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Telo, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,162 Likes Received: 37
    I have been sleeping on these bad boys for years. Not only did my father bring his obnoxious crew of second family to visit me some weeks back but the man also brought me a police scanner.

    I only got around to setting it up and programming some stations a few days ago but i have been hooked ever since. From the time i turned it on 72hours ago it has not rested in the off position. I have heard everything already.. people firing weapons all teh way to someone "spray painting" a car wash roll down cage. I haven't listened to music or watched tv and i am sure that i will never again.

    This brings me to another point...


    Is anyone into the short wave radio scene.???. i remember listening to my dads radio late at night when i was a little kid and pickiung up sounds from some south american country and then picking up shit in new zealand..

    anyone in to either one of these?? if so put some input in and/or memorable "scanning" stories..
     
  2. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
  3. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,162 Likes Received: 37
    now that i think about it.... The short wave radio is probably obsolete because of the stupidernet...

    blame it on the commies..
     
  4. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    There are still plenty of short wave enthusiasts out there still, and plenty of broadcasts. Google might be of help, I found some kits for really cheap on a quick search.
     
  5. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Police scanners are extremely entertaining, even more so when you know what the codes mean
    "211 in progress"
    Shit like that you know?
     
  6. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,016 Likes Received: 117
    Damn homey...

    Scanners were so 10 years ago... Wait until you hear about this mobile walkie talkies you can put in your car called a CB...Holy fuck shit.
     
  7. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

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  8. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    Used to have a CB in my `85 f-150.

    That was fun.
     
  9. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,162 Likes Received: 37
    Yeah maybe i should get a CB radio... That would be sweet.. I always thought it would be cool to communicate with the hillbilly truckers on the neighboring set of freeways..
     
  10. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    There was one guy that rolled through my area at a scheduled time weekly, and he'd always have great stories. CB's are definately worth it.
     
  11. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,162 Likes Received: 37
    what am i looking at for damages here leader??? few hundo??


    EDIT
    maybe a used one to start off with??
     
  12. The Leader

    The Leader Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Messages: 1,591 Likes Received: 1
    I have no idea, the CB came with my truck.
     
  13. westy

    westy Guest


    Or Al Gore
     
  14. En Sabah Nur

    En Sabah Nur Elite Member

    Joined: May 26, 2006 Messages: 2,875 Likes Received: 138
    i've been trying to decide between FRS and CB radios...

    CBs are more expensive per unit, but supposedly they work better in the city.


    i just want to have about a 5 mile range in the city. and i don't know if that's gonna happen.
     
  15. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    I've been fucking with the idea of a phantom radio station for years... I just don't know how you go about getting a strong enough transmitter to make it worthwhile.
     
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