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06/11/2010: EMWIN EMERGENCY: Downlink Freqs Being Attacked By Broadband Svcs.
02/25/2009: EMWIN Retransmissions Stopped.
02/16/2009: AC-EMWIN Server Hacked By Local Area Ham Radio Operator
04/25/2003: EMWIN Data Now Being Retransmitted.
02/07/2003: More Regarding EMWIN Transmitting Equipment.
01/29/2003: EMWIN Transmitter?
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About This Site
Local (Gainesville/Alachua County & surrounding area) Scanning Info.
This site mainly covers information of interest to scanner buffs who
are either living in or who may be travelling through the Gainesville/Alachua
County, Florida (and surrounding) area(s). I have also included links to other
areas a little farther out. If you know of a Northern Florida scanner-related
site out there which is not listed on these pages, please feel free to let
me know, and I'll include it.
My Policies. A Warning.
Errors/Corrections: PLEASE notify me of any errors or
changes that need to be made to any information provided here.
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WARNING to local mobile scanner users: Local police DO ask for
proof of your license (amateur radio, Press, alarm system contractor, or
whatever else which by statute gives you the right to carry a scanner). If
you are stopped, say, for a traffic ticket, and they notice a scanner or a
radio that looks like a scanner in your vehicle, they likely WILL ask for
your license. Therefore, you should always carry your FCC-issued
Station/Operator License (hams), Press credentials, or other license with
you at all times while mobile. Keeping a copy of the Florida law regarding
mobile scanner use in your glove compartment would also be a good idea, just
in case. Also, if you travel, you should know the laws in other states, as
well. For more state laws regarding mobile scanner use, please see my other
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