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Listen To The Online Police Scanner Feeds & Some General Local Police Scanner Listening

Listen To Online Police Scanner

Listen To Online Police Scanner


 





We highly recommend listening to this feed:
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That feed is the most popular online feed
for the Winnebago County area!

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If you are interested in an
actual police scanner:
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Listen To The Online Police Scanner Feeds

Online Feeds vs Owning Your Own Scanner

Broadcast your personal scanner online 

Winnebago County Police Scanner Frequencies

My main goal for Rockford Scanner has been, and always will be about the police scanner hobby.
That has been my roots from the start. So I wanted to take a few minutes of your time and share some information and some online feeds you can listen to.  Many think that since the police encrypted, there is nothing else to listen too.


I prefer listening in to the Rockford Airport tower and departures and approaches, than I do listening to public safety.
I am usually listening to the live traffic feed from the Rockford Airport on LiveATC.com.

There is much more to listen to over the airwaves than you may realize!


LiveATC has the Rockford Airport communications.
You can listen to the tower, approaches, departures, ground, etc…
Rockford Airport has greatly expanded and offers many great services to the pilots.
So you just never know who or what you may hear!
You may hear an B-2 Bomber asking for clearance and a few seconds later you may hear
a newbie pilot training in a Cessna 172 from the Poplar Grove Airport doing touch and goes on runway 7/25.

You just never know what you may hear!  🙂


Another good thing to listen to is the railroads.  The Rockford area is very popular with the train traffic.
You can listen to the train conductor talking to their dispatch, and you can learn when the train will be in the area.
Or when the train has crashed into a truck that was parked on the tracks…
Again, it is another great thing to listen too, that you just never know what you may hear!
You can CLICK HERE, to listen to the local railroads.


Many people like to listen to the public safety.  As you know all the police departments in Winnebago County are encrypted.
That does not mean you can not still hear some public safety.
You can still hear a lot of public safety stuff in Winnebago County.


We highly recommend listening to this feed:
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

That feed is the most popular online feed
for the Winnebago County area!


Below are some online police scanner feeds in Winnebago County.
We do want to thank the departments that have put an official online feed
for their departments in Winnebago County, Thank You! 

OFFICIAL DEPARTMENT ONLINE FEEDS

Unofficial feeds brought to you by community members. 



As you can see there is a lot of stuff in the public safety genre to still listen too.

We highly recommend listening to this feed:
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

That feed is the most popular online feed
for the Winnebago County area!


Another great thing to listen to is the ham radio bands. (144.000-148.000)
We discuss it a bit on our website at https://rockfordscanner.com/rockford-area-ham-radio-page/

Most of the time you will hear licensed ham radio operators talking about what they did for the day,
or you may hear some weather conditions,  or some local ham radio nets.

There are 2 very popular local nets.  RARA net is held on Monday nights at 7 pm on 146.610.
And the famous Friday Night Fun Net is held on the same frequency, on Friday nights at 8 pm.

The Northern Illinois SKYWARN is active, when severe weather hits.
If you are interested in learning about the Rockford Amateur Radio Association,
Visit their website at https://w9axd.org/


You can listen to the CB bands between 26.965-27.405
The CB band is for the people that are unlicensed. Heads up it can be uncensored at times.
Channel 19  is used by truckers. Channel 9 is the emergency channel.
The CB band is pretty active at times.


You know those handheld radios you buy at the store?
I bet you did not know: 
You need a FCC license to operate them on certain frequencies (channels)
Yup,   that is called the GMRS band.
They are low powered handheld radios that people use for general communications, at events, and just general chatting.
One second you can be listening to the local roadrunners, and the next second you are listening to a woman telling her husband to contact OLIPHANT Locksmith, because she locked herself out of her vehicle.



Another fun thing to listen to is the military aircraft.
They run in the freq. range of 225.000-400.000)
I have been told the FCC may have or might be making some changes in this band range.
So it is unknown if those changes have been made, or are going too.
The military is very active in our region and we also have the National Guard stationed in Machesney Park.
So the military aircraft bands can be active at times.


We highly recommend listening to this feed:
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

That feed is the most popular online feed
for the Winnebago County area!


Believe it or not, you can actually listen to the International Space Station!
When the astronauts are active on the air, they can usually be heard on 145.800
When you do hear them, the astronauts are usually talking to ham radio operators or answering questions from school events.


Speaking of space!  You can listen to several different types of satellites.
The Rockford Area Amateur Radio Association has some good info at https://w9axd.org/Satellite.htm
You can listen to amateur radio satellites,  decoding the NOAA weather satellites and having real time satellite imagery.


While on the topic of weather, you can listen to the official NOAA weather frequencies between 162.00-163.00
That is the official NOAA weather radios.
You will be able to hear the weather forecast and any watches or warnings that may be issued.
Few good mottos: Always have your eyes to the skies, and ears to the scanner. And “turn around, don’t drown”

 


Another good site is https://openmhz.com/
They broadcast the digital talkgroups in the area.
That is the more advanced P25 systems departments are using.


The Scanner Guys on Youtube have tons of information about scanning.
They do a live show on Wednesday nights at 7 pm.
Check out their Youtube channel at
https://www.youtube.com/c/TheScannerGuys

As you can see, you can listen to a lot of things over the airwaves still 🙂
Either via your own personal scanner or an online feed.


We highly recommend listening to this feed:
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

That feed is the most popular online feed for the Winnebago County area!


Remember,
If you hear of anything interesting, to let us know! 

RockfordScanner@Gmail.com 


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