Police Scanners

Binghamton Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.

Step 1. Important Notes About the Selected State and Counties
County
Broome County, New York - 1*

* Custom Programming Level
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Important Notes about New York:

The scanner hobbyist loves monitoring the state's law enforcement; the fire department's responses to structure fires; natural and manmade disasters; cultural events and many more useful purposes. Because a good portion of the radio spectrum is used from low band to 800/900mhz, from analog to digital; the ideal scanner of choice would be a digital scanner that would cover most every corner of the Empire State.

Rural areas in Upstate tend to use VHF with some agencies such as the city agencies, such as Niagara Frontier Transit Authority System in Buffalo using a trunking radio system. Public safety agencies in Oswego County using a complex system that can't be monitored by certain scanners.

In Mid-State, for example Rome in Oneida County uses an EDACS analog trunking system, however the county itself uses a combination of Low, VHF & UHF frequency bands that can be heard by any low end scanner.

On Staten Island in Suffolk County, fire and EMS agencies use a combination of low band, VHF & UHF and law enforcement uses a combination of trunked analog and digital radio systems.

The New York State Police primarily use the VHF radio band over most of the state and the UHF band on the State Thruway. State Troopers assigned to New York City use an analog system called the " New York METRO-21 Trunked Radio System", this system requires a trunk tracking scanner.

FDNY, NYPD and EMS have begun migrating from an conventional analog VHF system to a more complex digital system.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey System uses an analog trunking system, requiring a trunk tracking scanner.

Repeating from the first paragraph, the best all around scanner would be a digital one as it will be able to receive all radio traffic in the state with the exception of encrypted systems that no scanner can monitor and a few other systems that'll be noted in the county breakdown section of this web site.

For more info on Public Safety frequencies in New York City, click on the links below.

www.n2nov.net

Radio Reference - New York

Scanning Central & Upstate New York

Important Notes about Broome County:

Broome County, New York, uses conventional analog police and fire radio communications systems. Any police scanner will work in Broome County, from low-end to high-end models.

The New York State Police in this area use analog frequencies for communication.

Please click on the links below for online and printed radio frequency and trunking scanner radio resources for this county.

Radio Reference

NF2G Scanning Page

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

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
Know what's going on with this Handheld radio scanner from Whistler. This 200-channel scanner lets you listen to FM radio bands and can be categorized into 10 separate memory banks. Also, it offers the convenience of one-touch searches of marine, fire/police, air, ham and weather frequencies.
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Scanner Price: $99.95
Whistler
Be in the know. Be aware of what's happening with this 200-channel handheld scanner from RadioShack. Just touch one of this scanner's dedicated search buttons for VHF marine, fire/police, VHF aircraft, HAM radio, SAME or weather action. For a list of SAME codes, click here.
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Scanner Price: $99.95
Radioshack
We do not offer programming services for this scanner.

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

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: $399.95
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, BCD436HP will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
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Scanner Price: $489.95
Uniden
Always be in the know with this digital handheld scanner. The WS1040 stores up to 1,800 frequencies and lets you search for nearby frequency transmissions and automatically jump to a found transmission. Plus, it lets you hear storm reports and more before they are broadcast on TV or radio.
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Scanner Price: $399.95
Whistler
The Whistler WS1080 is a handheld multi-system adaptive Digital tracking trunking scanner with Motorola P25 Phase I, X2-TDMA and Phase II capabilities. All USA/Canada frequencies are pre-programmed onto the included SD card making it ready to use out of the box. This model features an easy to use navigation with a multifunction keypad and includes a PC program for easy customization.
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Scanner Price: $499.95
Whistler
Always be in the know with this digital handheld scanner. The PRO-651 stores up to 1,800 frequencies and lets you search for nearby frequency transmissions and automatically jump to a found transmission. Plus, it lets you hear storm reports and more before they are broadcast on TV or radio.
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Scanner Price: $399.95
Radioshack
We do not offer programming services for this scanner.

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.

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: $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: $419.95
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
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, BCD536HP will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.
Scanner Price: $569.95
Uniden
Always be in the know with this digital handheld scanner. The WS1065 stores up to 1,800 frequencies and lets you search for nearby frequency transmissions and automatically jump to a found transmission. Plus, it lets you hear storm reports and more before they are broadcast on TV or radio.
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Scanner Price: $399.95
Whistler

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: $99.95
Uniden
Know what's going on with this desktop radio scanner from Whistler. This 200-channel scanner lets you listen to FM radio bands and can be categorized into 10 separate memory banks. Also, it offers the convenience of one-touch searches of marine, fire/police, air, ham and weather frequencies.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.
Scanner Price: $99.95
Whistler
Stay on top of stuff.  Know what's going on with this desktop radio scanner from RadioShack. This 200-channel scanner lets you listen to FM radio bands and can be categorized into 10 separate memory banks. Also, it offers the convenience of one-touch searches of marine, fire/police, air, ham and weather frequencies.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.
Scanner Price: $99.95
Radioshack
We do not offer programming services for this scanner.

Mid-range Desktop

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

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: $419.95
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
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, BCD536HP will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.
Scanner Price: $569.95
Uniden
Always be in the know with this digital handheld scanner. The WS1065 stores up to 1,800 frequencies and lets you search for nearby frequency transmissions and automatically jump to a found transmission. Plus, it lets you hear storm reports and more before they are broadcast on TV or radio.
Click here for details, software, accessories and to purchase without programming.
Scanner Price: $399.95
Whistler
This base/mobile police scanner is bursting with great features (details below). Superior digital voice decoding capabilities. Great size and design for home or car.
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Scanner Price: $399.95
Radioshack
We do not offer programming services for this scanner.

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