Non Broadcast RADIO question - How the pros use scanners and 2-way radios

John Bolduc
Wed Jan 5 18:29:58 EST 2005

I was wondering what the professional news reporters, traffic reports,
videogrpahers and photographers use a far as radio scanners and two-way
radio communications, today and in the past.

Does your experience vary from working for a major media outlet vs a mom
and pop concern?

I can remember when I worked for the Nashua Telegraph, one of the
photographers had a stack of crystal scanners mounted in a specially
designed bracket he would bring in and out of the newsroom to and from his
vehicle. I also have stories of oldtimes having a huge old tube-style
radio sets with a frequency converter and power converter weighing down
and warming up the back of their station wagons getting ready to go to the
next big fire.

John B
Derry NH

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