The Alpha Sigma Phi frathouse (920 Baldwin Ave, Ann Arbor, MI) was the target of 23 calls to police for noise but only received two noise citations.
How did they stay one step ahead? By using a police scanner.
Hysterically ingenious, the Asig frat was still booted from the University of Michigan for hazing, despite their clever cat-and-mouse game.
Their frathouse is 5,700-square feet, has 22 rooms, 16 beds, and was built in 1930.
Whistler TRX-1 Handheld Digital Scanner Radio ($460.00)
If you want to get the fullest enjoyment out of this scanner, do the following.
1. Get a Radio Reference account. Every frequency available in the U.S. is there.
2. Download the Butel ARC500 trial software. I bought mine, but you can get up and running using the trial version. You can use all the features for 30 days. This more than enough time to get your ws1040 programmed and personalized.
3. Get some good rechargeable batteries. I’m using Duracell recharables, they seem to be ok.
4. And this is the most important: go to YouTube and search for ScannerMaster Radio Shack Scanner Programming Videos 1, 2, and 3.
He will walk you through using the software, yes it is for a different scanner, but the set up is for the software and it will apply to any scanner which uses ARC 500 software. After watching the video, the software and programming start to really make sense.