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    285 Code 6

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    "Liberty 285, Code 6, 105 North Avenue 52," is an often recycled sound effect used in games to provide atmosphere and background chatter on police radios.

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    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

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