The best home scanner normally scans documents, but this is more fun. Sorry, but we’re gonna have to throw in the skepticism towel on this one. The app, 5-0 Radio Police Scanner, is said to offer access to live police, fire and EMT radio communications. While we don’t have any technical jargon or credibility when it comes to monitoring airwaves we were always led to believe it was an illegal activity, at least according to the movies from the 80s. Perhaps the feeds are of the more benign type?
Nonethless, the app is jam packed with features and info. You can gain access to a variety of other radio communique, look up short codes (187=murder) and communicate via live chat with other 5-0 Radio app users.
There is a free (light) and paid version that costs $1.99. What’s the difference between the two? We don’t know and it isn’t made evident on the product page.
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