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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 area. If you know of another Alachua County scanner-related site out there which is not listed here, please feel free to let me know, and I'll include it.
NOTE: Some Frequency and Code Changes have been added here. You may want to have another look at these. Much thanks go to Randy Kerr, of ACSO, for updating the ASO codes. -Todd, 12/20/1995
Errors/Corrections: PLEASE notify me of any errors or changes that need to be made to any information provided here.
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 web page...
All of the local public service agencies (police, fire, rescue) are supposed to be using a uniform 10-code and Signal-code system. That is, one code means the same thing among all of the various agencies, and there are supposed to be no "specialized" differences. This went into effect in March of 1996, by a City/County agreement. The move to digital trunking bands does not effect any changes to the codes, either.
These are for reference; they are no longer _officially_ used. However, I note that some old die-hards in GPD still insist upon using them on occasion (like the old J-Codes), and so they are included here.
Local Terms, Abbreviations, Definitions Used (mixed local services)
North Fla. Area Scannist's Page
c/o Todd L. Sherman / KB4MHH
Gainesville, Alachua Co., Fla.
Last updated: June 03, 2001.
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