The electronic communications privacy act, makes listening to these
freqs. illegal also.
Does anybody know how i can find the freq's for talk/news radio and tv
news feeds. I have the 1995 edition of police call and beyond police call
and i don't know where to find them. I have tried to find them and i am
not sure if they are in there. Anyone who can tell me would be greatly
First off what area are you located in?
Then check business listings for the stations names and if all else fails
search the 160.000 - 162.000 and 450.000-452.000 area.
Good luck its some great monitoring.
Jim<< Mountain NewsNet, Denver
"Colorado's Emergency Incident Notification Network"
On 16 Feb 1997 07:27:04 GMT,
in the newsgroup rec.radio.scanner,
from AOL http://www.aol.com thoughtfully posted:
I believe the basic channels are 161.64 to 161.76MHz, 450-451MHzQuote:> Does anybody know how i can find the freq's for talk/news radio and tv
> news feeds. I have the 1995 edition of police call and beyond police call
> and i don't know where to find them. I have tried to find them and i am
> not sure if they are in there. Anyone who can tell me would be greatly
If you are talking about traffic copters and TV remote crews,
search the 450MHz and 455MHz channels.
The best time to scan these frequencies is around 5-6PM, at about
the same time the 5:00 or 6:00 news is on. Traffic chopper
reports start around 4:00.
Note that what you hear from the chopper may be "ahead" in time,
by about 7 seconds, from what you hear on the "air" (because of
the stations "dump button" or "delay").
Radio news reporters seem to just use cellular phones.
Most of the "Juicy" tidbits from the TV news crews are now
relayed by cellular phone (there is always someone from "across
town" listening). Generally, signal checks and cues are done over
the radio channels. You will often hear the TV station audio
being re-broadcast. This is the feed for the reporters earpiece.
Take a peek at this site, it is for the SF Bay Area, but you can
get an idea of what to expect.
Generally, you hear 2-way comms from the TV news vans, a few
low-power digital telemetry links (transmitter status data), and
the occasional "remote" broadcast.
During commute times, you can often hear the "traffic choppers"
doing their "reports". Generally on the 450MHz band.
The 455MHz band is the "repeater input" channels to the 450MHz
band. If you have trouble hearing the chopper on the 450MHz band,
try listening to 455MHz band (the chopper may be higher up than
Radio Station remotes can use any of those frequencies. I have
heard them on all the bands (161,450 & 455)
A few years ago, I was able to monitor the SF Giants radio feed
from Candlestick around 161MHz (161.76?). I doubt if they still
So, just scan 450-451 MHz around 5 o'clock. Within a half hour,
you will probably have found everything.
Paul Grohe National Semiconductor Corp.
Sr. Electronics Technician 2900 Semiconductor Drive
I-Sig New Products Eng Group Mail Stop C2693
(408) 721-7389 Tel (408) 721-2513 Fax
>On 16 Feb 1997 07:27:04 GMT,
>in the newsgroup rec.radio.scanner,
>from AOL http://www.aol.com thoughtfully posted:
>> Does anybody know how i can find the freq's for talk/news radio and
>> news feeds.
"higher, higher, higher, lower, lower, lower....higher,
"van 4, give me a call...code 3"...
"van 5, your mother called"...
"we have a breaker, call in"....
"set up near the bridge, we need a direct feed to Sutro"
"sutro is down, go to Mount Diablo"
"bob, go outside and turn your cell on"....
"van 3, get gear and meet us in the lobby for a
shoot, we need a vsot"....
"van 9, we have word that the subject was moved to
the hospital, go to it now."
"van 3, you are going to be assessed penalty points"....
"van 4, are you though with eating dinner?"
"van 2, we got a cell call from a viewer driving behind
you that your left tire has a gizmo protruding from it.
could you pull over and check it out"....
"van 7, would you go back and retrieve your reporter?"
There is a broadcast booklet out. It's a blue faced thing
which lists all tv/radio frq's....
most scanners store/ham stores sell them....