police scanner app?

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  1. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    just curious if anybody knows if theres an app for this or anything in the works? My and i usually like to go mess around with some other dub owners around the island and he keeps the police scanner app out. its saved our butts a few times and would be awesome to have on my droid.

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  2. Trapster. It's basically a police-scanning layer on google maps.
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  3. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    isnt trapster just redlight cameras, speed cameras, etc?

    i already have an escort 9500ix that has gps with all that shit programmed in so i wouldnt need that
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  4. I'm sorry, I misunderstood what you were looking for. Trapster operates based on other users' reporting. People mark known locations that police use as speed traps. As for an actual active police scanner, I'm not aware of such an app existing.
  5. 702DROID

    702DROID Well-Known Member

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  6. fireshaper

    fireshaper Well-Known Member

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  7. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member

    There is one called "police stream" , I have used it a feww times and it seems ok.

    I did get to listen to the last Shuttle launch via the app, that was cool.

    They update every so often with more channels.
  8. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    this is exactly what im looking for..

    thanks very much guys.

    Im getting my droid wednesday so i cant try it out now.. for the droid live lite app how do you go about adding streams? what number does it need?

    these are the ones im concerned with:

    868.98750 WNNM880 M 156.7 PL
    Police 800 MHz Car-to-Car FM Law Talk

    471.13750 WPNU737 RM 023 DPL
    Farmingville Fire District FM Fire-Tac
    470.56250 WPKH215 RM 023 DPL
    Farmingville Fire District FM Fire-Talk
    470.96250 WPKH215 RM 023 DPL
    Farmingville Fire District FM Fire-Tac
    470.76250 WPNU737 RM 023 DPL
    Farmingville Fire District FM Fire-Tac

    heres more info:
  9. SirVilhelm

    SirVilhelm Well-Known Member

  10. cwrig

    cwrig Well-Known Member

    I have droid live lite working and found my local police scanner on the site refercned here. But I havnt figured out how to get the stream from the radioreference site into droid live lite. Can you give more details please?

    Edit: I figured it out. I went to the mobile section of the radioreference website and got a link to the mp3 stream i wanted. It works pretty well.
  11. 702DROID

    702DROID Well-Known Member

    Glad i could help
  12. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Well-Known Member

    Has anybody used Phantom Alert?
  13. bagged00

    bagged00 Well-Known Member

    how hell do you do this?? did what cwrig did dont see how to get a mp3? help me out guys please.
  14. cwrig

    cwrig Well-Known Member

    goto the mobile version of the website:

    RR Mobile

    Navigate to the country/county you want to monitor and you will eventually get to an MP3 link. Paste that link into a favorite as a url in your radio live ap.
  15. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    im so excited to try this out.. get my droid wednesday and im just gonna go nuts!

    got a list of apps and shit i need to do to it right out of the box
  16. Jef

    Jef Active Member

  17. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    Nice! thanks for the info Jef..

    if anybody has the policescanner app installed would they mind checking out what frequencies they get for suffolk county, new york? would be nice to know ahead of time.

    im looking for suffolk county police, farmingville fire department and possibly suffolk county sheriff if its there.
  18. Jef

    Jef Active Member

    It doesn't tell me the Frequencies, but I see:

    4 for Suffolk County

    Suffolk County Fire Department - NY
    Suffolk County Police,Fire -NY

    Suffolk County Fire and EMS
    Suffolk County Police & Constabulary

    I added a Map view which shows the stream locations from the app.


    Attached Files:

  19. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    thank you so much Jef, exactly what I was looking for. I'd assume the Suffolk County Police would consist of all the county police and im praying that the constabulary might be the sheriffs. looks like im going to have to listen to my towns fire department through droid live or another streaming program.

    big + rep to you Jef! thanks
  20. may2700

    may2700 Well-Known Member

    hi, i use police stream like every day, listen to fdny so i can hear what i missed wile on vacation, just wondering what channel you listened to the shuttle launch on? me and my kids would love this

    and for the member from farmingville, i live in sound beach and listen to the suffolk feeds alot also. this is a great app. i just wish they broke down what freq were being covered, but at least with the map option, you can select the feed closest to you.
  21. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member

    I think it said cape canavril or mission control in the list.
  22. may2700

    may2700 Well-Known Member

    sorry to bother you again, but i looked for both and cant find either. would you mind checking for me, thanks a million, very excited to listen to the nasa feed
  23. SirVilhelm

    SirVilhelm Well-Known Member

    Hi and thank you for this tip! Unfortunately I get "Unsupported Format" when trying to add the url into Droid live. The URL I am trying to use is


    What am I doing wrong?
  24. DaWeav

    DaWeav Well-Known Member

    This is fine if you just want some uncontrollable Audio streams, but I have a RadioShack PRO-106 which coupled with Don Starr's WIN500 application provides not only audio streaming audio from my scanner, but also remote control of my scanner. Don Starr only provides a Windows Mobile client at this time so there is no Android app that can do what his Windows Mobile app does.

    So, is there an Android programmer that has the RadioShack PRO-106 or PRO-197, or the GRE PSR500 or PSR600 that would be willing to contact Don Starr to hopefully get his Windows Mobile Client source code and port it over to the Android platform?

    Here's Don Starr's WIN500 Apps page; Win500: PSR-500, PSR-600, PRO-106, PRO-197 Scanner Software for Data Management, Monitoring, and Control
  25. momojo

    momojo Active Member

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