I've been scanning since the early
80's and thought it would neat to list some of the more interesting
things that I have heard on my scanner over the years. Maybe this
will make you want to get into scanning (or not<G>).
Close to Home/Work
Accidents on at least two occasions involving my sister and sister-in-law
Fire at my boss's home
Hot check writer's arrest at work
Bomb Threats at neighboring businesses
A foot chase that went through the backyard behind mine.
A neighbor setting up a drug deal on a cordless phone.
News of two firefighters, Phillip Dean
and Brian Collins in-the-line-of-duty deaths. Fort Worth FD has
the tradition of ringing bells prior to this special announcement.
It was very moving.
Fort Worth FD Birth announcement of
firefighter Phillip Dean's son less than a week after his death.
"Shots fired" (by the bad
guys) during a chase, resulting in the death of a Steak and Ale
manager taken hostage during a robbery.
Storms and the hectic weather of North Texas
Numerous Police Chases, some lasting quite long and involving lots of agencies. One was a man running through the back yard behind my home.
Numerous Emergency Landings at FW NAS JRB and D/FW Airport
Blue Angels and Thunderbirds
The space shuttle (from space)
DOVE Satellite (from space)
Far-away transmitters from skip and
inversions including Houston, New Orleans, and the North East
Numerous traffic and weather reports that helped me avoid bad situations
Behind-the-scenes information from concerts, fire works displays, sports, funeral processions, and motorcades that made me stick around while others went home and missed out, sometimes just moments away from an event.
News reports talking about the Space Shuttle stop-overs at D/FW and FW NAS JRB on its way back to Florida, otherwise, I might not have gotten to see the Space Shuttle in person.
From the police
"Can you contact the owner, there's a dog the size of Godzilla back here."
"We need someone to turn off the DeathRay again for Mrs ".
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