police scanner

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  1. Jan 5, 2020 #1

    Floorist

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    Local police switched to digital. A good digital scanner is $400 plus. So I programmed a Fire tablet as a scanner. Works good, just not enough volume. Looking for a small, cheap, speaker that will plug into the headphone port.
     
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    I downloaded Police scanner 5-0
    Free, but the pop in and request the upgrade version
     
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    If the tablet has bluetooth, any cheap wireless speaker should work.
     
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    Most police departments in my area use 800mhz, and are encrypted so you can't hear what they say.
     
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    The baddies wouldnt like that would they?
     
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    I can't hear what they say anyway because they talk in 2 or 3 word sentences with high pitched static and screechy radio sounds in between the back and forth conversations.
     

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