If you own a scanner, please don't let it just sit there and do nothing. Put it
to good use and eavesdrop with it. Listed below are all of the frequencies that
I know of and scan whenever I'm bored, which is quite often. A lot of these
frequencies were reprinted from the SportCat Frequency Guide. For another PLA scanner page, click here.Oh, and Happy New Years!
First of all, here's the range of freqencies that most scanners carry. Although
it's extremely illegal, I reccommend listening in on the 806-9xx range. This is
where you pick up cellular phone conversations.
29.0 - 29.7 MHz 10 Meter Ham 29.7 - 50.0 MHz Low Band 50.0 - 54.0 MHz 6 Meter Ham 108 - 137 MHz Aircraft 137 - 144 MHz Military 144 - 148 MHz 2 Meter Ham 148 - 174 MHz High Band 406 - 420 MHz Federal Government 420 - 450 MHz 70 cm Ham 450 - 470 MHz UHF Band 470 - 512 MHz "T" Band 806 - 956 MHz "800" Band (Cellular)
I've heard that it's supposed to be illegal to sell or make scanners anymore
that let you listen in on the "800" band, although I still see those kind in
stores and I've bought one. Scanners that won't pick up cellular can usually
be easily modified to do so. If not, you've always got the cordless phone
channels to play with.
If you live in a suburban area you'll be able to tune into just about any of the
following frequencies. Evening listening is usually the best time. You should be
able to hear both sides of the conversation on either the base OR the handset.
Base Unit Channel Handset 46.61 CH 1 49.67 46.63 CH 2 49.845 46.67 CH 3 49.86 46.71 CH 4 49.77 46.73 CH 5 49.875 46.77 CH 6 49.83 46.83 CH 7 49.89 46.87 CH 8 49.99 46.93 CH 9 49.99 46.97 CH 10 49.97
If you pick up at the beginning of the conversation or they click over to use
the 'ol three-way calling, you can hear them use the touch tones. If you record
these tones you can either run them through a DTMF decoder or figure them out
through process of elimination and have every number they dial. You'll be
amazed at the things that are said on people's phones. If you're lucky, they'll
enter their calling card number at some point.
Cordless fone eavesdropping is just about the funnest thing you can possibly
do with your scanner. When people call up businesses and make arrangements of
any kind you can immediately call the business back and cancel or change the
arrangements. Like when a kid ordered 2 large pizzas and after he hung up I
called back the pizza place and changed that to 15 large pizzas.
While listening to a 14 year old girl in Texas, we kept calling her and the
friends she called on three-way and repeating parts of the conversation. We had
her convinced that we were in the bushes outside of her house and had beige
boxed into her line. It never occured to her that cordless phones put out radio waves
and that people can listen to them! Sheesh. (Check out PLA014.TXT for a
detailed text on cordless fone harrassment.)
The following frequencies are used by people delivering speeches, entertainers,
professional singers, football referees and other people who have a need for a
wireless microphone. So if you're not cool enough to get into a convention and
they're using a wireless microphone, you can listen in anyways. Frequencies
which have a star next to it are also used at drive-through restaurants for
transmitting customer orders to cashiers and customers. (Sometimes accomplished
on seperate channels so you might only hear one side.)
30.84 33.12 33.14* 33.40* 35.02* 36.70 37.10 40.22 40.68 42.98 44.87 47.27 49.83-49.99 150.775 150.790 151.625 151.715* 151.775* 154.570* 154.600* 165.9125 167.3375 167.4875 167.875 169.200 169.425 169.445* 169.505 170.225 170.245* 170.305* 171.045* 171.105* 171.125 171.450 171.825 171.845 171.905* 172.000 172.200 457.525* 457.550* 457.5625* 457.5875* 457.575* 457.600* 460.8875* 461.1125 465.8875* 466.200 467.750 467.775* 467.7875* 467.800 467.8125* 467.825 467.850 467.875 467.900 467.925
I've never had any reason yet to listen in on wireless mics. After all, if
they're broadcasting from one of those, chances are I'm going to hear them
without the scanner. Let me tell ya, though, listening to the drive-thrus can
sometimes be pretty entertaining. In most fast food places they use the radios
to communicate with each other and talk bad about customers.
I wonder, if a singer was performing in the park next to McDonald's would the
drive-thru orders drown him out sometimes?
Grateful Dead Tour:
462.4875 Operations 469.375 Security 469.775 Crew
151.625, 462.575, 462.600, 462.625, 464.500, 464.550
The Frequency Fan Club puts out a monthly newsletter called Race Scanning
Monthly. If you'd like information or to subscribe, call or write them.
Frequency Fan Club P.O.Box 1987 Richmond Hill, GA 31324 1-800-RACE-FAN (phone) 1-800-SCAN-FAX (phax)
Another place you gotta go to if you have a scanner is Radio Shack. They'll
have a book that covers your state and a few surrounding states that costs
under $10. The book includes police, fire and medical frequencies for every
single town in the entire state. It also includes school buses, local
businesses, colleges, sometimes taxis. Definately worth the money if you're
not planning on shoplifting it.
01/07/06 - SerDia from Belgrade: It's very interesting what u r talking about.since i managed to learn to clone a cell fone in serbia i wonder if i could change transmittor data sent to a large number of recipients.
08/03/05 - Johnny from Louisiana: I'm so looking into buying a yaesu ft-50R (or an vx-7R, if cheap enough) now that i know you can call ppl fat on drive thrus -> OMG PHUN. can we see more drive through phreaking at PLA pleeeeeeeeeeze?????
05/29/05 - BOB ELLIOTT from CHARLOTTE NC: NEED NASCAR CUP FREQUENCY NUMBERS
01/12/05 - mike from oklahoma: i have more then 10,000 frequencies,some are secret channels for cherokee county s.o
12/21/04 - Magnus from Oklahoma: I have been blessed with an old scanner that has no restrictions... except 10 channels.
09/05/04 - andrew from FRANCE from freedom FRIES!!: where do i get a scanner ??
05/02/04 - breast milk from upper chest: all the cordless ph freqs i get are from 902.1000 - 906.1000, are those listed in the 40's really old?