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Using a scanner

Postby LittleJack » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:28 pm

I'm curious if it's legal to use a scanner in Nevada. I don't want to do anything illegal with the information, I just think it would be interesting to listen to LEO, BLM, Rangers, etc.

This would be particularly fun while waiting for the Man to burn, as it would be great to hear when it's actually gonna happen.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:33 pm

A scanner won't help you to hear waht the F.A.S.T. team is saying, although it might help you hear what the fuzz is up to( they are right behind you, moving in for the kill)
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Postby LittleJack » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:36 pm

OK, dumb question time. What does F.A.S.T. stand for?
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Re: Using a scanner

Postby phil » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:29 pm

LittleJack wrote:I'm curious if it's legal to use a scanner in Nevada.


Here are your scanner frequencies for the sheriff in Pershing County:
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=1756

Here are frequencies for Burning Man:
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=6439

Browse the site for Humboldt and other counties and for more information on using scanners in Nevada.

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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:39 pm

LittleJack wrote:OK, dumb question time. What does F.A.S.T. stand for?


Fire And Safety Team.

The Man, (or anything else), doesn't get lit till they say"OK".
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Postby Dustdevil » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:06 am

Come On Oneeyeddick, F.A.S.T.

Fire Art Safety Team. (previously it was the Performance Safety Team).

When you get your T shirt, it will be on the front, so you won't forget it. :D

You may be able to get it on you scanner, but most of the frequencies out on the Playa are bounced off of a repeater tower. In the past when I was playing with my scanner, the LEO and other frequencies acted as duplex frequencies. Whether it truly is duplex, I don't know, but I could only hear one side of the conversation. That may be a function of the repeater.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:24 am

Whoops, Sorry DustDevil, I was 3 Bloody Marys to the wind at that time.(celebrating something) :oops:
Looking forward to said T-shirt!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:53 am

Dustdevil wrote:When you get your T shirt, it will be on the front, so you won't forget it. :D

Then shouldn't it be upside down, too?
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Postby Dustdevil » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:14 pm

That's too easy. For the Noobs on our team we print the shirts backwards and give them a mirror. If they withstand the serious amount of hazing for the first year, they're in.
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Postby Foxfur » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:30 am

oneeyeddick wrote:Whoops, Sorry DustDevil, I was 3 Bloody Marys to the wind at that time.(celebrating something) :oops:
Looking forward to said T-shirt!

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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:33 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Dustdevil wrote:When you get your T shirt, it will be on the front, so you won't forget it. :D

Then shouldn't it be upside down, too?

And due to the bloody marys, sideways as well.
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