WEFOUNDIowa Scanner Radio - Police, Fire, EMS, ATC


Talkgroups on this system less than 4096 may multicast on both this system and the TxWARN Motorola system if users are affiliated with both the Motorola and P25 talkgroups at the same time.  Multiply the P25 system talkgroup ID by 16 to determine the equivalent Motorola system talkgroup.

 Bryan had many of these reserved but went with their own DMR system.  Those that are marked deprecated will remain here until used by them or another agency.

Talkgroups on this system less than 4096 may multicast on both this system and the TxWARN Motorola system if users are affiliated with both the Motorola and P25 talkgroups at the same time.  Multiply the P25 system talkgroup ID by 16 to determine the equivalent Motorola system talkgroup.

 Bryan had many of these reserved but went with their own DMR system.  Those that are marked deprecated will remain here until used by them or another agency.

The state of Iowa uses analog communications for the Iowa State Patrol, however, a digital frequency is used for car-to-car communications. The Iowa Department of Transportation operates a network of digital communications systems statewide for highway operations. The best state of Iowa police scanner radio includes all digital scanner models. Please click on the links below for state of Iowa scanner radio frequencies:

Linn County, Iowa, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, use analog, digital and trunked radio communications. Linn County uses some trunking communications and Cedar Rapids uses digital trunked communications. The best Linn County and Cedar Rapids police scanner radio includes all digital scanner models. Please click on the links below for Linn County, Iowa, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, scanner radio frequencies:

The distance a scanner is able to receive varies based on the type of scanner, the location of the radio, and many other factors. A portable scanner inside a home may only receive 10 miles or so. A base station scanner with a back-of the-set antenna slightly more. A scanner connected to an outdoor antenna often will receive double or triple these ranges. If you have a portable scanner inside a car, the metal roof of the car will attenuate the signal you're trying to receive. A mobile scanner antenna mounted outside of the car with a magnetic or other type of mount will significantly increase the distance you can hear and the clarity of most stations.


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