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Part 4: Listening Topics and Scanner Categories

This website divides scanner radios into 6 categories based on their features they have and what services they can monitor. The table below shows which categories you should look in to find the radio scanner you will need to hear the action you want. Users interested in hearing police, fire, local government, business, utilities and related interests should look under Land-Mobile. 

Radio Service Categories Frequencies for the Radio Service
Land Mobile Conventional, Analog Only, no 800 MHz 1, 2, 3 , 4, 5, 6 30-50, 150-161, 450-470
Land Mobile Conventional, Analog Only, with 800 MHz 3, 4, 5, 6 30-50, 150-161, 450-470, 851-869
Land Mobile Analog Trunked 4, 5 450-470, 851-869
Land Mobile Digital (Conventional or Trunked Systems) 5 851-869
Commercial Aircraft 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 108-137 MHz
Military Aircraft 6 225-400 MHz
Ham Radio 2 & 6 Meter and 70 cm Bands Only 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 50-54, 144-148, 420-450
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All VHF/UHF Bands
6 29-29.7, 50-54, 144-148, 222-225, 420-450, 902-928, 1240-1300
CB (Citizens Band) 6 26.9-27.5
Family Radio Service (FRS) and GMRS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 462-462.675; 467-467.675
Racing 3, 4, 5, 6 450-470, 851-869
Marine 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 156-162
FM Broadcast & TV Sound 6 88-108  (FM Broadcast); 54-72 (Ch 2-4), 76-88 (Ch 5-6), 174-216 (Ch 7-13), 470-806 (Ch 14-69; only PRO-26 and certain other models)

After reading Part 4, you now have enough information to pick your radio scanner. You may click on any of the numbered categories in the table above to go directly to a listing of radio scanner models in that category. However, if you would like to read more about specific features found in certain scanner models that would help you distinguish between different models in the same category, you may read Part 5: Scanner Features. Then read Part 6: Scanner Models Organized By Category to see a comprehensive listing of new and used radio scanner models arranged by Scanner Category.

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