View and Compare Your Scanner Options Wichita County, Texas Fire Police EMS Scanners

Wichita County Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
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Important Notes about Texas:
The Texas Department of Public Safety is moving quickly to a statewide APCO-25 digital VHF high-band radio system. Texas Parks and Wildlife, Department of Transportation and the Texas Forest Service are using primarily VHF high-band with some VHF low-band (for DOT). Any police scanner radio will work for the majority of Texas state agencies with the exception of DPS. The best police and fire scanner for Texas is a digital police scanner as it will allow you to monitor Texas DPS as well as other state agencies.

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Important Notes about Wichita County:

Wichita Police and Fire radio communications now operate on a digital EDACS(tm) trunking radio system. Most communications cannot be decoded on any scanner. Some communications, particularly for the fire department, may still be analog and receivable. For details see the radioreference.com link below. Wichita County, Texas, uses analog radio frequencies that are not trunked or digital communications. The best Wichita County scanner is a trunking model although most of the city of Wichita public safety is not receiveable. Also, the Texas DPS are switching to an APCO-25 digital radio system. If you wish to monitor Texas DPS you should consider a digital police scanner. Please click on the links below for online and printed radio resources for this county:

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Portable Scanners

Mid-range Portable

Uniden Bearcat BC346XT Scanner
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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 Bearcat BCD436HP Scanner
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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: $459.95
Uniden
Whistler WS1040 Digital Handheld Scanner
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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
Whistler WS1080 Digital Handheld EZ Scanner
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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
Uniden Bearcat BCD325P2 Scanner
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An ultimate trunking APCO-25 Phase I II Handheld police scanner. This scanner does it all including Close Call, GPS control and much more.
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Scanner Price: $399.95
Uniden

Base/Mobile Scanners

Mid-range Base/Mobile

Uniden Bearcat BCT15X Scanner
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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
Uniden

High-end Base/Mobile

Uniden HomePatrol Police Scanner
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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: $329.95
Uniden
Whistler WS1065 Digital Base/Mobile Scanner
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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
RadioShack PRO-652 Police Scanner
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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
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Uniden Bearcat BCD996P2 Scanner
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The new Uniden BCD996P2 may look the same as its similarly named predecessor, the 996XT. It offers both APCO 25 Phase I and II digital capability. For those who like GPS scanning, a feature no other manufacturer offers, you can now enable and disable not only Systems but Groups as well depending on your location (the optional GPS antenna that we sell is required). The radio now offers a band-scope feature, a Fire Tone Out search feature to help you determine the tone out frequencies being used, improved Close Call, APCO-25 NAC code decoding, and more. The 996P2 is a big leap forward with APCO 25 Phase I II digital.
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Scanner Price: $399.95
Uniden
Uniden HomePatrol-2 Police Scanner
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Uniden Homepatrol II. It has the same looks and features as the original Homepatrol I, but adds TDMA Phase 2 capability. 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-2 will load Police, Fire and EMS channels in your area.
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Scanner Price: $499.95
Uniden
Whistler WS1095 Digital Base/Mobile EZ Scanner
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The Whistler WS1095 is a desktop/mobile multi-system adaptive Digital tracking trunking scanner with Motorola P25 Phase I, X2-TDMA and Phase II capabilities. All USA/Canada services and frequencies are pre-programmed onto the included SD card making it ready to use out of the box; it can even be programmed by entering your ZIP code.
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Scanner Price: $549.95
Whistler

The distance a scanner is able to receive varies based on the type of scanner, the location of the radio, and many other factors. A portable scanner inside a home may only receive 10 miles or so. A base station scanner with a back-of the-set antenna slightly more. A scanner connected to an outdoor antenna often will receive double or triple these ranges. If you have a portable scanner inside a car, the metal roof of the car will attenuate the signal you're trying to receive. A mobile scanner antenna mounted outside of the car with a magnetic or other type of mount will significantly increase the distance you can hear and the clarity of most stations.

The distance a scanner will receive depends on many factors including your elevation; the frequency, elevation, transmitter power, and tower height of the transmitting station; the terrain and buildings in your area; whether cellular, paging and other transmitters in your area; whether the system you're monitoring is a wide-area network, and more. Every area and every situation differs. Go to scannermaster.com for antennas, pre-amplifiers and other hardware that will help you increase the range you are able to receive.

Disclaimer
The information for the state and counties listed below is the best information on-hand but cannot be guaranteed to be 100% accurate. Radio frequencies and systems change over time. Some areas have limited reporting on the types of radio systems in use. You may wish to check with local residents and authorities to verify the information below.