San Jose Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) uses VHF low-band radio communications which can be monitored on any scanner. Cal Fire is high-band and also analog.
Santa Clara County, California uses both conventional analog and digital police and fire radio communications systems. A digital police scanner is needed in Santa Clara County to monitor the Sheriff Westside and Tactical channels. The City of Santa Clara operates an analog trunking system which requires a trunking scanner. The best Santa Clara County and City of Santa Clara police and fire scanner is a trunking model.
Please click on the links below for online and printed radio resources for this county: