View Poll Results: what type of raido do you have?

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  • Dept. issiued pager.

    21 63.64%
  • Dept. issiued scanner.

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  • purchased own pager.

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  • purchased own scanner.

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  • N/A

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    Are you (As Explorers) allowed to have pagers/scanners? if so does your dept. issiue them??

    my dept. does not allow us to have pagers. but we are allowed to purchase scanners with our own money.
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    I bought my own scanner with my money... I've had 2 given to me as gifts and I purchsed my newest around the end of the summer...

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    I purchased my own minitor 3.
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    We are given a radio pager and an alpha pager and now everyone is starting to get the Minitor IV's and we are going to phase out the Minitor II's. Also we can buy our own scanner, I bought mine and I got a Radio Shack Pro-92.
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    Are you (As Explorers) allowed to have pagers/scanners?
    The fire department... or any other department for that matter has absolutely no say wether or not you are allowed to own a scanner.
    I dont suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

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    Originally posted by stm4710
    The fire department... or any other department for that matter has absolutely no say wether or not you are allowed to own a scanner.
    I agree, but they still try. We have been told we WILL NOT be seen with them.

    My family was into ham radio (grandparents, uncle, dad), so we have loads of scanners all over the place. I personally have a Pro-95 (carried legally with a radio permit, of course. )

    I also have a Minitor II that sits in the charger. No reason to carry it. We don't go on runs and I don't feel like getting caught with it.
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    agree, but they still try. We have been told we WILL NOT be seen with them.
    Ok there is a difference there. Haveing it on your kitchen table or in your room is one thing, being a curb sitting poser running around on the fire ground with scanner hitting the squelch in front of of onlookers pretending to talk to somebody is another issue---well alot of issues.

    I personally have a Pro-95 (carried legally with a radio permit, of course. )
    You dont need a "permit" to carry a scanner, there like CB's any schmoe can have one.

    I personally have Pro-76.
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    In Michigan you must have a permit to carry a scanner in a vehicle. It could result in jail time and impoundment of your vehicle without the permit from the State Police.

    The only other way around it is to be a licensed Ham Radio operator in Michigan.

    Remember that all you race fans who carry a scanner in your vehicle when you come to Michigan International Speedway. I would hate to miss a race over a scanner.

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    Wow, this belongs on one of those "stupid" or "old" law websites. This is honestly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.

    Michigan Law MCL750.508 reads:

    Sec. 508. (1) Any person who shall equip a vehicle with a
    radio receiving set that will receive signals sent on
    frequencies assigned by the federal communications commission
    of the United States of America for police purposes, or use
    the same in this state unless such vehicle is used or owned
    by a peace officer, or a bona fide amateur radio operator
    holding a technician class, general, advanced, or extra class
    amateur license issued by the federal communications
    commission, without first securing a permit so to do from the
    director of the department of state police upon application
    as he or she may prescribe, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
    punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more
    than 1 year, or by a fine of not more than $500.00, or by
    both fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

    (2) This section shall not be construed as restricting the use
    of radar detectors.

    History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931;--Am. 1939, Act 295,
    Eff. Sept. 29, 1939;--CL 1948, 750.508;--Am. 1957, Act 242, Eff.
    Sept. 27, 1957;--Am. 1990, Act 77, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1990
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    What makes no sense to me is the state charges no fee for this permit so there is no monatary motivation. The intent of this law is prevent criminals getting scanners in there cars to aide in fleeing law enforcement. What criminal honestly is going to register for a scanner permit????? It just like the laws the were put in place in alot of states in the twentys saying "Any criminal before entering a town, must call the chief of police and inform him of your intentions."

    Why dont the state of Michigan fix pot holes or donate the money they waste printing up these forms and mailing them to charity or put it back in the budget. Bureucacy at its finest.
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    My department issued me my Minitor 3
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    Quick question for clarification:

    Are you talking about cadets who are permitted to respond to calls? or are you talking about cadets who just want to hear when a call goes out?

    My reason for asking is this: If you are permitted to respond to calls, Your department should be issuing you a pager (if they have enough). If not, then you shouldn't. Why anyone would purchse their own pager is beyond my comprehension.
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    We are a loud to run on a calls as long as its during curfew. My department issues all the juniors a Minitor II. I went out this week and bought my own alpha pager and it works great.
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    I am a Jr advisor in our dept and we allow our Jr's to "run calls" however they are not issued pagers due to the fact that most of our JRs are children of FF, mine included... Once a Jr turns 18 they are issued a pager and put on probation for 1 yr. Our Jrs that are 18 and under can only respond to the station for stand by status... I know these rules are not the greatest, but we know where our Jrs are on each and every call...

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    Let's see here I own a scanner, HT1250 portable. The dept. issued me a Minitor II. Itwon't be long before I get a Mintor III or IV!!!
    Last edited by GFDSlappyRob; 12-22-2003 at 07:34 PM.

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    we are issued minitor 4's now
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    All our members are issued Kenwood TK-280. The Career and Part-time personnel are issued Minitor IV. And the SHOT Team members are issued Alpa-numeric pagers. So the media doesn't know when or where our call-out is. When we had juniors they were issued Minitor II.
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    I just turned 18 in august and am concidered a firefighter now. My department recently got minitor II's donated so the remaining Jrs.carry them. They are to respond to the station only. However we are not aloud to drive the trucks until 21.

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    Opps. I thought I mentioned state law required a permit for mobile scanner use. I guess itís just another example of my mind going faster than my fingers.

    If anyone needs an application for the Michigan permit let me know.

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    Department issued a Minitor II, and I purchased a MT1000 portable for myself, and got a Uniden base type scanner for my birthday a few years ago.
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    All of ours are issued Miniter III's. They can carry scanners if they wish.
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    I have a deptartment issued Minitor II and I also purchased a Radio Shack PRO-2044 scanner for monitoring after the 10PM Junior Curfew
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    Since my Company does not have jr's/cadets/explorers (im only 16 btw)
    Once you pass the pre basic class you are issued a pager and able to bottle up (with officers consent)and run call's.

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    Originally posted by SchmmidyABVFC
    Since my Company does not have jr's/cadets/explorers (im only 16 btw)
    So what are you?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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