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    I know you all hate talking about scanners and all but how far away can you you hear FDNY? I know there is thebravest.com but i cant stay connected all the time and I know I am way to far to hear it from my scanner but anyways I wish there was a way to be able to hear them all the time like a scanner without being on the net. I have a little bearcat scanner, how far out do you think I could get with it, from Cincinnati Ohio.
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    It's not going to happen in Ohio. You might get some fluke ducting that lasts an hour once a year at random. You are just to far away.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Talking Re: scanner

    Originally posted by backdraft663
    I have a little bearcat scanner, how far out do you think I could get with it, from Cincinnati Ohio.
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    Well with the Radio Shack Whacker 10,000 I can listen to the FDNY in Massachusetts----barely.
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    Never listend to the feeds at the bravest. Though I can't hear any FDNY freqs period being as I am 3,000 miles away
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    There is a place on line you can hear scanners from all over the US at FireFeeds.com

    They have FDNY as well as other Metro areas. It has great radio traffic but you have to subsribe to their website for $5.00 a month. I'm trying it out now and so far so good.

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    Small towns of northern Rhode Island (I live in northeastern CT) use 154.190. Which is also the Bronx frequency for FDNY.

    Once in a blue moon I'll start hearing "K" in the middle of the night, kinda neat!

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    I live in RI, which is about 150 miles from NYC. On real humid summer nights I occasionally get NYC. I can't get them any other time of year. With the only exception being a large storm off of the coast. About two years ago when that storm that hit the Carolinas, went out and then came back, the atmospheric conditions were such that I was getting "skips" from Philly and departments in Virginia. In fact the dispatcher from North Providence was talking to a department in Virginia over the Intercity frequency. Boston is about 45 minutes north of me and with one radio that I have, I get them loud and clear.

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    Post I can hear clearly now the rain is gone...

    154.190 MHz in CT.

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    UNIONVILLE, CT 06085

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    Talking Bahstin? Cleah?........

    Originally posted by cfdeng3
    Boston is about 45 minutes north of me and with one radio that I have, I get them loud and clear.
    I have Nevah heahd Bahstin Lowd and Cleah......... There's something out there, atmospheric disturbance like sun spots, or something, that steals all the "R"s.
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    FCC ULS

    http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls

    Use the Search function
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    Originally posted by drkblram
    all right, NJ, how did you do that? I'd like to find out who in NJ is also on my dept's. freq.
    Tell me the frequency you operate on....and I'll give you a list of everyone in your county, or the whole state...that have licenses for that frequency.

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    I live in Hunterdon County, NJ about an hour outside New York City and I have a Radioshack Pro-92 and I can hear all 5 Boroughs very clearly.
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    I used wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy back in the day ............and loved ..........the HX1000 from Regency ..........looked so much like a real portable .....alas .........dont have any scanner anymore ....
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    I live in Malden,Mass. which outside of Boston, I heard the FDNY after a thunderstorm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean128
    I live in Malden,Mass. which outside of Boston, I heard the FDNY after a thunderstorm.
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    does anyone have the FDNY frequencies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backdraft663
    I know you all hate talking about scanners and all but how far away can you you hear FDNY? ...
    I have a little bearcat scanner, how far out do you think I could get with it, from Cincinnati Ohio.
    As was said earlier, unless there's some freak atmospheric condition or you have a huge, HUGE, antenna and hyper-sensitive scanner you're not going to pick up NY from OH. For the cost of equipment you'd be better off getting a laptop, palmtop, or PDA and a cellular-based wifi connection. Then you can stream FDNY off any of the sites mentioned above w/out being tied to your home.

    Plus then you'd shy away from scanner-geekness and swerve toward computer-geekness.

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