Police Scanners

Emmett Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.

Step 1. Important Notes About the Selected State and Counties
County
Gem County, Idaho - 1*

* Custom Programming Level
Disclaimer
Important Notes about Idaho:

Most public safety agencies maintain a conventional radio system that can be monitored by most police scanners. For the time being, and with the exception of a few counties (Ada, Bannock and Bingham), a basic police scanner from low to high end will work.The city of Boise in Ada County, uses radio encryption technology which no police scanner can monitor.

However, the state has begun the long process of migrating to an all digital radio system. This system named Idaho Interoperable Mutual Aid Radio System or (IIMARS) will allow cities, counties, state and federal agencies to communicate on one statewide radio system. The system will operate on the 700mhz radio frequency spectrum and requires a digital radio scanner to monitor communications. This system also allows public safety agencies to encrypt their radio transmissions when necessary, meaning no scanner would be able to monitor an encrypted radio transmission. Unfortuantely, this is not good news for the scanner enthusiast when radio transmissions are encrypted. However, encryption is typically not turned on 24/7, so, non-sensitive radio traffic can be monitored without a problem. When this transition takes place, many public safety agencies will simulcast their radio traffic on both the conventional and digital system.

For the time being, any basic scanner will work well, however, we highly recommend a digital police scanner when the switch is made to digital and to presently monitor Ada, Bannock and Bingham counties (with the exception of the city of Boise).

Important Notes about Gem County:

Gem County, Idaho uses conventional analog police and fire radio communications systems. Any police scanner will work in Gem County, from low-end to high-end models. However, one day will they are expected to migrate to an all digital radio system ( IIMARS digital trunking system). For the time being, any police scanner will be able to monitor this county.

To view more information on this county please see the following link:


RadioReference

Step 2. View and Compare Your Scanner Options

To compare products below, click the check box next to your choices and then click the "Compare Selected Products" button.


Portable Scanners

Low-end Portable

Easy-to-program basic (non-digital/non-trunked) handheld scanner. Great size fits in your shirt pocket. Covers VHF and UHF bands only. 100 channel memory. Includes service searches and Close Call so while low in price the BC72 packs a punch. Runs on two AA's.
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Scanner Price: $89.95
The features of the 72 but with 200 channels and 800 MHz (no trunking). PC programmable. Great for track use.
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Scanner Price: $109.95
The Sportcat scanner designed for racetrack use. Program frequencies for the track by car number or use as a standard scanner. No trunking or digital but great for use not only at the track but around town. Small size, runs on two AA's.
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Scanner Price: $179.95
We do not offer programming services for this scanner.
Simple to use scanner that does not do trunking or digital. For areas with basic radio systems only. Easy 5 touch service search banks. A fine starter portable for many areas.
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Scanner Price: $129.95
Uniden
Simple to use scanner that does not do trunking or digital. For areas with basic radio systems only. Easy 5 touch service search banks. A fine starter portable for many areas.
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Scanner Price: $99.95
Uniden

Mid-range Portable

Uniden's new trunking (non-digital) portable scanner adds dozens of new features to an already great mid-range portable scanner package. This is a brand-new model.
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Scanner Price: $199.95
Uniden

High-end Portable

Top-of-the-line trunked digital scanner workhorse that's slim but powerful in audio and features. Thouands of memory slots, service search, weather alert, Close Call, sub-tones and so much more. For digital areas this is the scanner you have to have. Uses 3 AA's.
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Scanner Price: $495.00
Uniden's new top-of-the-line portable scanner is a slam-dunk winner The 396XT represents a huge upgrade in features and digital decode performance over the popular previous model.
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Scanner Price: $449.95

Base/Mobile Scanners

Low-end Base/Mobile

Low cost, small, basic mobile police scanner that can also be used in the home (details below). Not suitable for trunking or digital radio system monitoring.
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Scanner Price: $99.95
We do not offer programming services for this scanner.
Low cost, small, basic mobile police scanner that can also be used in the home (details below). Not suitable for trunking or digital radio system monitoring.
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Scanner Price: $99.95
We do not offer programming services for this scanner.

Mid-range Base/Mobile

The finest (non-digital) trunking mobile scanner that can also be used as a base. Includes pre-programmed state and local police frequencies trunking. Select from the 50 state menu. Add in thousands of frequencies too with alpha tags.
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Scanner Price: $219.95
The finest (non-digital) trunking mobile scanner that can also be used as a base. Includes pre-programmed state and local police frequencies trunking. Select from the 50 state menu. Add in thousands of frequencies too with alpha tags.
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Scanner Price: $189.95

High-end Base/Mobile

The ultimate trunking APCO-25 digital scanner. Uses advanced Dynamic Memory Management. This scanner does it all Covers all bands, is PC programmable, with Close Call and much more. If you want the best, this is the choice.
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Scanner Price: $495.00
The ultimate trunking APCO-25 digital scanner. Uses advanced Dynamic Memory Management. This scanner does it all Covers all bands, is PC programmable, with Close Call and much more. If you want the best, this is the choice.
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Scanner Price: $449.95
Very simple to operate, you can be up and running in 3 minutes or less. No programming needed, just your zip code. Once your Zip Code is entered, HomePatrol will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
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Scanner Price: $489.95
Uniden

Desktop Scanners

Low-end Desktop

An excellent choice for a night-table or family room scanner for areas with standard analog radio systems. This scanner even includes AM-FM radio and TV audio from channels 2 through 13 and a clock/alarm.
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Scanner Price: $89.95
Uniden
An upgrade from the BC340CRS, this model also includes an All Hazards/Weather Alert function, alarm snooze, 800 MHz, and 200 additional memory channels. Like the 340 this radio also includes a service search.
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Scanner Price: $129.95
Very simple to operate, you can be up and running in 3 minutes or less. No programming needed, just your zip code. Once your Zip Code is entered, HomePatrol will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
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Scanner Price: $489.95
Uniden
An excellent choice for a night-table or family room scanner for areas with standard analog radio systems. This scanner even includes AM-FM radio and TV audio from channels 2 through 13 and a clock/alarm.
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Scanner Price: $99.95
Uniden

Mid-range Desktop

The only trunking (non-digital) scanner made anymore with a big-box base design. Has a large thumbwheel for easy channel or frequency tuning. Standard memory design. PC programming/control. CTCSS/DCS capable but no alpha. An all-around classic.
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Scanner Price: $199.95
The finest (non-digital) trunking mobile scanner that can also be used as a base. Includes pre-programmed state and local police frequencies trunking. Select from the 50 state menu. Add in thousands of frequencies too with alpha tags.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.

Scanner Price: $189.95
Very simple to operate, you can be up and running in 3 minutes or less. No programming needed, just your zip code. Once your Zip Code is entered, HomePatrol will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.

Scanner Price: $489.95
Uniden

High-end Desktop

The ultimate trunking APCO-25 digital scanner. Uses advanced Dynamic Memory Management. This scanner does it all Covers all bands, is PC programmable, with Close Call and much more. If you want the best, this is the choice.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.

Scanner Price: $449.95
Very simple to operate, you can be up and running in 3 minutes or less. No programming needed, just your zip code. Once your Zip Code is entered, HomePatrol will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.

Scanner Price: $489.95
Uniden

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