Police Scanner Codes

Police dispatchers will use the codes listed below to substitute an action with a “code” rather than speaking the literal translation of said action. It’s much easier and more clear on a police radio to say “Code 4” rather than ‘No further assistance required’, especially when radio transmissions can be garbled or hard to understand. I’m pretty sure most police departments still use these codes. I know they do state-wide in Colorado, however, I have yet to hear a Code 9, 10 or 11. Police Codes Code 1: Attention all…
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Police Scanner 10 Codes

Police use the 10 codes to simplify an event into a number. It’s much easier and more clear on a police radio to say 10-7 rather than ‘out of service’, especially when radio transmissions can be garbled or hard to understand. I’m not sure if all police departments still use these codes, due in part to digital radio transmissions making conversations far more clear. In any case, if you’re listening to a police scanner in an area where the police still use the 10 codes, the universal list is shown…
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Gasoline vs Electric Vehicles: Which is Better?

In recent years, the debate over gasoline vs electric cars has gathered momentum with the recent success of Tesla Motors. It’s been very difficult for the eletric car because they are usually too expense, not sporty enough, and have limited range. But that isn’t the case anymore. Strangely enough, the first electric car was created in the year 1828 by the Gungarian, Ányos Jedlik. Crude in nature, it was very slow and was very impractical. In 1899, a Belgian by the name of Camille Jénatzy built an electric racing car…
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Digital Trunking Police Scanner

When I was a kid, I used to spend hours listening to my 20-channel Radio Shack police scanner, often times waking up to an alert or static that broke the squelch. Over the course of five or so years, all the police and fire departments started moving to the 800 Mhz band for which my scanner could not receive and I slowly lost interest. Not having the money to buy a new scanner, I found other fun things to do with my spare time. Flash forward 30 years and once…
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Why Gun Laws Don’t Work!

No Guns Allowed

Let me begin this post by saying how despicable the Aurora shooting was and that I was not going to post anything on the subject until I felt it was reasonable to do so. It’s not reasonable to do so now, but the passive-aggressive in me has worn thin and I find myself needing to bring logic to the almost equally horrible accusations and falsehoods coming from our media and congress; that all guns need to be banned because only a few deranged lunatics don’t obey the laws. Aurora Colorado…
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The Real Unemployment Rate in the United States

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There is a lot of skepticism when it comes to the unemployment rate. The government says it’s 8.1% (as of April 2012) and so do most in the media. Even the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the agency responsible for calculating the official unemployment rate says it’s 8.1%. But they also say it’s 9.5% and even 14.5%. How can this be? Which is it? Why are there 3 different unemployment rates? Strange as it may be, there are actually six. The better question is, why are they choosing the 8.1%…
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Most Dangerous: Nuclear Weapons, Communism or Fascism?

Iran’s intent to acquire nuclear technology has a lot of people riled up, but I fear they are overlooking a bigger threat. There are many revolutions taking place throughout the European and Arab nations. Italy, Greece, Spain, and France are all under extreme financial distress, probably on the verge of collapse in which new governments will form. Same holds true of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and possibly Syria. Russia seems to be slipping back into a dictatorship with the re-election of Vladamir Putin, and with all that’s happening in the world,…
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