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Original post made by Wondering? on Jul 5, 2010

Am hearing lots of sirens (3:45pm, Monday) going up and down Foothill Rd ... any idea what's going on?

Comments (7)

Posted by Andy, a resident of Siena
on Jul 7, 2010 at 8:37 am

You might want to get a scanner. I have a Uniden that is a "Trunk Tracker" model. The radio systems in Pleasanton and Livermore are "trunked", meaning you need a trunk-tracking scanner. I listen to PPD, LPD, and LPFD all the time. It's interesting to listen to all of the "action" going on in town. Stuff like barking dog complaints, loud music, illegally parked cars, traffic stops, etc.....we live in one exciting town! LOL But I like it that way....

Posted by mumof2, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:31 am

Not sure what was going on but there was a couple of helicopters circling along the ridge.

Posted by ogranny, a resident of Parkside
on Jul 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm

To Andy from last comment I too have a scanner (portable) jusat for the same agencies you have-Unfortunately one of the grandkids pressed some buttons and now I have nothing- Would you be willing to meet me at the Sports Park or somewhere and you could program it for me ?????

Posted by Andy, a resident of Siena
on Jul 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm

ogranny-----What is the make and model number of your scanner? I might not be able to help. Mine is programmable through a cable that plugs into a PC and it can get kind of tricky. But if you let me know what make/model you have, I'll look it up online to see if I can fix it for you. If it helps at all, the talk group for Pleasanton PD is 16048, and the fire department channel one is 720.

Posted by ogranny, a resident of Parkside
on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm

To Andy thank you for your response It is a Radio Shack model hand held battery/plug in I am not home right now but will check when I get home this evening thank you for the #'s but I have no clue how to program them in ( no blonde jokes please!!) My soonest time to get back to you is on Monday July 12 I hope you are still reachable by then thank you again and I will get back to you

Posted by ogranny, a resident of Parkside
on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

this model got PPD LPD and LPD a few months ago so I know it's capable one of the grandkids hit aome button and away went everything just wanted to clarify

Posted by ogranny, a resident of Parkside
on Jul 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

Radio Shack 150 channel direct entry programmable scanner 800 MHz Pro-91 thank you

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