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Question for those in law enforcement.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I have a police scanner and liston to it alot. I just want to know what the morse code thing is all about ??? I hear it alot.
     
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    Paul,
    That is not really morse code, it is a repeater identification. The FCC requires it. A trunk system of course does not have it. Some agencies require a welfare check from all posts or units when the repeater sounds. Most places will have the repeater sound off at 1 hour intervals.

    John
     
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    Most repeaters, law enforcement and otherwise, use morse code for the identification. When transmitted at 20 words per minute the ID is quicker than if someone spoke the call letters. Plus it's a lot easier/cheaper to implement an automatic ID using morse code.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    That is not really morse code, it is a repeater identification.

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    Yes that is real morse code but just the Call letters to ID the repeater.
     
  5. chevyracing

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    I stand corrected.... anyway Paul..........Now you know.

    John
     
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    I always wondered about the morse code thing too. (ours only does it when they page out an ambulance .........like 4000 times a day.) /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    My radio knowledge is......
    Pick up thingy.
    Push button on thingy.
    Speak into thingy.
    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    Thanks for the link. Anyone got a copy of the police codes so I'll know what's going on when listoning to the scanner.
     
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    I have one for here in California. I dont know if they are the same everywhere. I assume they are, but will wait for affirmation on this one. I can scan and send to anywho that want a copy.. 10-4 over and out.
     
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    10-23 over /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    10-codes are rarely the same. Many of the codes mean the same from town to town but a lot of places like to put their own little twist on what number means what.

    If you have a list for one place though you should be able to have a pretty good idea what the codes mean somewhere else.

    Or... you can always just make up some meanings to make things more interesting... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Yup, 10 codes are different all over the place. Heck out here, one agency will use one set and another dept. right down the road will use another set.
     

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