• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    Asking airports for QSL cards

    I know that some of the VOLMET channels (aviation weather) will send out a QSL but how about ATC chatter? I have been able to catch some local ATIS broadcasts from nearby airports but wasn't to sure about ATC communications.
  2. BakeryBoy


    I'm starting to get into listening to aircraft radio. Most airports have frequencies for Approach, Departure, Tower, and Ground. I understand the first two. What is tower and ground for? Should I try to monitor those frequencies if I'm not close to the airport? I live in southeast Alabama, and...
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    Legal or not?

    Does anyone know if airports care about you bringing (and using) scanners to the gate and on the plane? I'm new, so go easy on me, any answer is appreciated!!