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Old 01-30-2010, 09:58 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by TAMR159 View Post
So long as the radio's "tongue" is cut out (as Kevin A. mentioned), it should be a non-issue...that setup is actually legal in most states whereas a scanner is illegal in many states (because they are readily able to receive police frequencies, which can be used in furtherance of a crime [trespassing on railroad property, for instance]). Also worth noting, virtually every amateur radio I have encountered does not transmit on the railroad band unless modified by the end-user to do so...hence, when stock from the factory, it's not an issue, and is perfectly legal when used by someone currently holding an amateur radio license.
I don't see how that should be a problem today, with sites like this,, letting anyone at anytime listen to police frequencies from their home.
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