• 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:


  1. DylanMadigan

    Regulation Terminology Clarification: Land Station Antenna vs Base/Control Station

    I am building a repeater at my fathers hose. Would this be considered a Land Station (in which the height is 20-200ft) or a Base/Control station (where it is limited to 20ft above the structure its mounted to). OR, am I even understanding this the right way lol. I am fairly new to this, and I am...
  2. kc8mln

    Is use of narrowband allowed in GMRS or only wide-band

    Ok, I now know that the narrowband requirement does NOT apply to GMRS,...BUT, what I'm asking here is: Q: Is the use of narrowband ALLOWED in the GMRS service, or is ONLY wide-band allowed for use in GMRS? (ie, can I use a radio that is on a GMRS frequency and set for narrowband TX/RX on that...