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Where to listen to Coronavirus on your Scanner

The virus is spreading – and your scanner can keep you updated faster than the media

Where can you find frequencies that might have Coronavirus-related traffic?

In this episode, Phil shares with you what he’s listening to and makes suggestions for you to find what you might want to listen for in your area.

What You Need To Know

  • Some local radio frequencies will be encrypted, but don't expect everything to have encryption.
  • You may be able to find local ambulance companies or EMS.
  • Many of these dispatches give a rundown of symptoms before responders go in.
  • Find frequencies for your local hospitals.
  • Don't forget about news frequencies.
  • Another suggestion is a university public safety office.
  • On a national level, Phil suggests trying TSA, FEMA, and CBP.
  • The NIFOG is a group with Homeland Security that responds in emergencies, and Phil has heard them in the past when they responded to Hurricane Sandy on Long Island.
  • In search mode, maybe you’ll hear something in aviation or rail, although rail is now being affected by the pandemic.

Links and Sources from this session:

East Coast Pagers

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Scanner School Club

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Scanner School Facebook Group

Scanner School on Youtube

Scanner School Instagram

Scanner School Support 


Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



Customs and Border Protection

Bonus Material:

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Download our new e-guide, “5 Thinks You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Scanner”.   This free PDF is about 30 pages long and has 5 things you should look for, plus a few extra bonus items to make sure you make an educated purchase.


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