The 285 Code 6 wiki last edited by SubwayD on 09/19/13 08:33AM View full history

Much like the infamous Wilhelm Scream, this snippet of police radio chatter has appeared in countless films, television shows, and video games. Spoken by a woman, the line "(unintelligible) 5, Code 6, 105 North Avenue 52" is instantly recognizable, creating a "once you hear it, you can't UN-hear it" effect. A simple stock sound effect, it is typically used for atmospheric reasons, or to provide incidental background chatter on police radios.The unintelligible phrase at the beginning has been variously interpreted as:

  • 78 point 5
  • 7, 8, 5
  • Liberty 285

The sound effect can be heard here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FxgVS7bylA

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