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Old 09-30-12, 09:29
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Default Analog to Digital

I am not sure I am posting in the right place.
I have a analog police scanner. Now most of the police stations are going digital. Is there any software or a way I can convert my police scanner to digital. A digital scanner is very expensive. My police scanner is radioshack pro desktop 405. Your help is appreciated. Again I am sorry if not posted in correct place. I don't know where else to ask this question.

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Old 09-30-12, 15:20
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a non-digital (meaning P-25 capable) scanner is pretty much a paper weight for any public service scanning
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There is a FCC mandate for these agencies to change to a Narrow-band FM format before July 2013 I believe. The Pro-405 is not narrow-band capable either.
Source: http://forums.radioreference.com/kan...p-scanner.html

Appears that if it were possible even by July of next year, it would no longer work.
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I found a forum where you might get accurate RadioShack scanner help.
http://forums.radioreference.com/radio-shack-scanners/
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Default Re: Analog to Digital

This isn't really a solution, but in the mean time you might find if your local area is avaible on radioreference.com a free site which has a database of scanners that allow public listening.
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Default Re: Analog to Digital

Just as an aside, the UK changed to digital police radios a few years back, using the airwave system. They took the opportunity to encrypt the transmissions. If this happens in the US then no amount of scanners will help you unless you have the key to the encryption.
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