War Driving

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Today we will be talking about War driving with your scanner radio to find frequencies that are in use during your day-to-day travels.

War driving is a term that comes from the Wi-Fi cracking or hacking hobby which basically means searching for open Wi-Fi wireless networks usually from a moving vehicle using a laptop or a smartphone.

“War Driving” can be one of the more interesting ways to find new frequencies.




What You Need To Know

  • War driving is kind of a hit and miss type of deal, but it's very rewarding when things happen.
  • You can find local repeaters that we did not know existed
  • You may hear local businesses using frequencies or security agencies.
  • Is it possible to security companies to use their own frequency? Yes, it is possible that they might be using the school's frequency.
  • War Driving a fun way of finding out information or finding out what else is out there.
  • Anytime you go out is an opportunity for you to put the scanner into a search mode and see if you can hear anything local.
  • I recommend having a scanner that covers all the modes you're interested in like P25, NXDN, DMR, analog and digital scanners that should be able to record if you are mobile.

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