Tutorial: How To Get Rockford Scanner Facebook Notifications In Your Newsfeed

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This is a quick tutorial on how to get Rockford Scanner Facebook page notifications.

As you know Facebook does a lot of changes on their site. This is the new way to get our notifications when we post things on our Facebook page.

Pretty simple steps and takes a few seconds to do! 

  1. Go to our Rockford Scanner Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/Rockford-Scanner-214732295205455/
  2. Hover your mouse above the LIKE button near the top of the page
  3. Now there will be a drop down.  Click on the pencil thing
  4. Now click of SEE FIRST. this will show Rockford Scanner posts in your feed now, and towards the top of your news feed. 
  5. Click on NOTIFICATIONS, and be sure to check all of them. This will give you a notification when we post something

Note: This is how to do it on a PC.

The concept is similar for your cell phones.

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Military Aircraft in The Area

Credit: David Charles Lindberg

Credit: Dave Lindberg

The jet that was flying around the area earlier today is a MIG-21 that is based out at the Rockford Airport. It is privately owned. 

More about the MIG-21 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-21

Rockford Scanner fan Tommy Kronas: That is a MIG and it is a privately owed plane. It is a show plane and has dummy missiles. Seen that around locally a few years.

Credit: Dave Lindberg


Credit: Dave Lindberg

Several Rockford Scanner fans have said they heard a military jet in the Rockford area.  At the time of writing this, it is not known what type of jet is making the noise.

We can confirm there is a BlackHawk helicopter to the north, near the Beloit area, approx. 4000 feet.

But fans are saying this is a military jet, like a fighter plane. So it is not known if there are 2 different military aircraft in the area, or just the one.

If you have information or photos/video, please email us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

Update: The fans are certain it is a military jet fighter. One fan is reporting they saw 2 jets.

The FAA is also in town, they arrived just before noon. But their aircraft is a Bombardier Global 5000, not something that resembles a jet fighter.

It may be possible, there is a high profile person in town (Politician, celebrity, etc…)   that we do not yet know about that flew in.

If you have any information or photo/video, please contact us

Volunteer For Rockford Scanner

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Welcome to Rockford Scanner!   Want to volunteer with the areas leading news source?  Pretty simple and a few great perks!

What do you do?  Listen to the police scanner (or feeds)  and write up what you hear.  That is it 🙂

Why should you?  Rockford Scanner is a major asset to the community. You will help keep the community informed.

How to volunteer?  Send us an email with your contact information and tell us a bit about yourself and why you would like to volunteer. Email us at Volunteer@RockfordScanner.com


Recap Of Yesterdays Violent Day In The Rockford Area

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Yesterday was a pretty violent day in the Rockford area.
Below is a recap of some of the violence:





Victim Stabbed Multiple Times During Robbery To Business in Rockford


On October 28th at 5:28 pm Rockford Police responded to an aggravated battery with a knife incident at Wicked Hair Garage located at 4520 E. State Street.  2 unknown Hispanic males with their faces covered with masks confronted an employee in the business and cut him with a knife.  The suspects then fled the business on foot possibly to an unknown type vehicle.  The employee suffered non life threatening injuries and is being treated at a local hospital.

Just before 5:30 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to 4520 E State st at Wicked Hair garage in reference to a robbery to a business and stabbing. A victim was stabbed multiple times during the armed robbery to the business.

No suspect information, due to the RPD being encrypted.

Update: Thanks to the UN-ENCRYPTED airwaves of the ISP we were able to get the suspect information. 2 males in a green extended cab truck.

Still developing

RS Fan Neven Mijatovic:  “Everyone will be ok in case someone is concerned”

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Google image

Google Street Image of Location

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Attention Bearcat BCD536HP Owners, Monday Database Updates


A few Rockford Scanner fans own the Uniden Bearcat BCD536HP

We wanted to remind them that the newest database is updated every Monday.  It is pretty simple to update it, just use the Sentinal software (free) and click on update database.  This will update the frequency list database in your scanner.

Every Monday, the database is updated.

Instructions for Updating the Firmware and Database on the Uniden BCD536HP

First you will want to download the latest version of the Sentinel software from the HomePatrol website so that you can be sure you are getting the latest firmware and database updates. That can be downloaded from here:


Once you have the software installed, you will want to update the firmware by:

1. Connecting the scanner to the computer (USB Cable Detected Select USB mode will display)
2. Press “E” to select “Mass Storage”.
3. Select the UPDATE tab on the Sentinel software toolbar and click UPDATE FIRMWARE
4. Click OK on the next window that comes up
5. Once the update is completed, disconnect the scanner from the computer to allow the firmware to apply itself to the scanner.

You will see a status bar in the screen of the scanner and then the scanner will start up once more on its own.

6. Reconnect to the computer
7. Select the UPDATE tab on the Sentinel toolbar once more and click UPDATE MASTER HPDB
8. When the update is complete, select the SCANNER tab on the toolbar
9. Click on the WRITE TO SCANNER and then OK on the next window

When the update is complete, you can disconnect your radio from the computer so you can set it up once more for your area.

There is also an easy to read manual ~ http://new.marksscanners.com/536/436_536.shtml

Sources: Uniden.com, Marksscanners.com

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