Buchanan County Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
The vast majority of public safety radio communications in the State of Missouri can be monitored on a basic police scanner. The Highway Patrol operates mostly on VHF, along with most other state agencies. Most counties and towns use VHF, some are on UHF and a few operate 800 MHz. trunking systems. While neighboring states are building large scale digital systems this remains but a dream in Missouri.
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A digital police scanner is needed to monitor Buchanan County Missouri, including St. Joseph. Most operations are on a digital APCO25 trunked radio system. Some Fire and other local operations can be monitored with a basic scanner.
To monitor the Missouri Highway Patrol and other state agencies a basic police scanner can be used as they operate mostly on various VHF and UHF conventional channels.
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