Milwaukee County Options for Police, Fire and EMS Scanners.
Most Wisconsin cities and counties use analog VHF channels that can be monitored with a basic police scanner. Some agencies use digital channels on VHF so a digital police scanner would be needed here. In the Milwaukee area there are several types of systems in use, including Motorola (Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties) and EDACS (Watertown and Ozaukeee County) analog trunked systems that can be monitored on a trunktracking police scanner.
To listen to the Milwaukee County Sheriff you will need an APCO25 digital trunktracking scanner. The City of Milwaukee is switching to an OpenSky digital trunking system. Some suburbs operate on the County trunked system their own Motorola trunked systems or regular conventional channels for which a basic police scanner will work.
To monitor the Wisconsin State Patrol and other state agencies a basic police scanner can be used as they operate on VHF radio networks.
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