PNWguy Posted December 26, 2018 Share Posted December 26, 2018 I have a scanner alert app installed on my phone for work. Basically, it alerts me whenever there are more than a set number of people tuned into a specific scanner frequency. The purpose is to alert the user to an emergency in a specific area. It's based on the theory that when something unusually bad happens, more and more people with police scanners will tune in to a specific frequency to get the juicy details. Usually, it works quite well. Most small towns and such have less than 50 people tuned into a specific frequency. I have the local frequencies set to alert me if there are more than 250 people tuned in. Often, my work scanner is the only one tuned into the local frequencies, LOL. When the Las Vegas shooting went down, there were over 25k listeners tuned in. Most alerts involve around 3k listeners tuned in and I get an alert maybe twice a month or so. In the Summer, Chicago PD will have over 3k listeners on the weekend just because the chaos is constant there. This morning, I see an alert from Carbon County, Wyoming Emergency Services and over 6400 listeners. Whoa. Alert was about 15 minutes old. So I check Fox News and nothing. I do an internet search and nothing. I check the Carbon County Facebook page and nothing. Weird. So no idea what happened in Carbon County, Wyoming. I tuned into the scanner channel and sounded like normal traffic. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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