What Can I Listen To?

What can I listen to?


Most people who buy scanners want to listen to their local police and fire calls. While they are often called "Police Scanners", there is a lot more to listen to if you want. Here is a selection of other users you could listen to on a scanner (depending on your proximity to the agency and the power and type of radio system they are using):

  • Police (Local Police, County Sheriff, State Police and Highway Patrol)

  • Fire Departments

  • EMS/Rescue Squads/Hospital

  • Road and Street Departments

  • Railroads

  • Air Traffic Control

  • Military

  • Schools and Universities

  • Utilities (Water, Gas, Electric etc.)

  • Malls and stores

  • International Space Station

  • Stadiums

  • Walkie Talkie Traffic

  • Hotels and Businesses