• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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  1. MedicDavid78

    Catawba County area Ham Radio

    Hey y'all, For those Ham Radio enthusiasts (or Amateur Radio, as some prefer to call it) in or around Catawba County I have had BrandMeister DMR network create a Talkgroup for me and my group to use. We are all a group of local Firefighters, EMT's, Rescue Squad members, etc. It took me 10...
  2. N

    New radio, what channels to program?

    Greetings! I am a new, unlicensed owner of a Baofeng UV82HP. I have downloaded the CHIRP software and am overwhelmed with programming options. I would like to use the radio for talking to family in the same geographical area, for use while offroading or hiking, possibly talking to family in...
  3. MedicDavid78

    DMR Repeaters in NC for Hams

    Does anyone have a decent list of DMR Repeaters in North Carolina for Hams, specifically linked systems or the like, similar to Brandmeister or DMR-MARC, etc. I an in NC and looking to talk to friends in other states. I have only found 1 or 2 DMR Repeaters for my area that can do that, but...
  4. N

    Need Motorola PM400 Code Plug

    Just purchased the new Motorola PM400 radio and need a code plug for amateur bands and fire departments. Anyone have a code plug they can share with me? Thank you!
  5. G

    dPMR/Analogue Compatible Radios

    Hi All, I am contemplating trying out the dPMR digital voice mode, to be clear I am NOT referring to DMR, but to the system as standardised in Europe as DPMR using the 446Mhz frequency range, that is FDMA (frequency division multiple access) using the AMBE+2 vocoder. I do not know if there is an...
  6. W6SAE

    Manually Programming Baofeng UV-5R

    I recently came across this blog post: WP4AOH: Baofeng UV-5R Overview and Manual Programming It demystifies the process of manually programming the UV-5R. It gives good information regarding radio settings and step-by-step instructions for programming for repeaters, stepping up or down...
  7. V

    Beaufeng Radio Questions.

    Is there any way of a putting a delay on Channels while scanning Traffic and although I see a feature for busy chan lockout on scanned channels the manual does not explain how to temp lock out frequency's that are busy without the need to too delete them.....
  8. R

    Vertex VX-2200-AG7H-50 open up to 440mhz?

    I'm testing for my ham license soon and looking at radio options. Would like something that could do GMRS as well. I found a good deal on this radio have searched for information on opening up the frequencies, but found nothing. Thanks.
  9. S

    Can a victimless felon get an Amateur Radio Licence?

    Today this news blurb from arrl.org caught my eye. I saw some pervert sex offender (felon) got his radio licensed take away from him. And on and on the article continued... FCC Reverses ALJ Im 26 years old. I am a convicted felon. When i was 21 i was convicted under some drug charge. It was my...
  10. S

    Failed my Technician Test

    I have been studying pretty much everyday, super engaged. When i dont know the answer i will envelope myself in the subject whether it be through youtube, or independent studies. I have been studying for 3 months almost on hamstudy.org. When i went to take the test i saw that the questions seem...
  11. T

    Amateur Ham Radio License

    Hello Again, I have been thinking about getting an Amateur Ham Radio License for the past little bit. How can I go about getting one in the GTA, how much does it cost, where can I study for the test? Thanks, AP
  12. DiGiTaLD

    Dayton Hamvention® MegALinK™

    Greetings! Once again this year, K9NZF Systems™ and the Chief Anderson Amateur Radio Club are proud to announce the Dayton Hamvention® MegALinK™ special event wide area voice network for the 2012 Hamvention®. MegALinK™ was conceived as a way to provide FM mobile voice coverage from central...
  13. kc8mln

    Will narrowbanding effect ham radio?

    I am a ham op and also on our local FD, so I know that our county has to comply with the FCC mandate for narrowbanding of all public safety/service frequencies in the VHF & UHF bands, but will the narrowbanding mandate effect the 2-meter VHF and 440-UHF amateur bands in any way? (ie, will...
  14. K

    NXDN Data Mode

    Has anyone else used the capability of the Kenwood NXDN radios in 6.25 kHz for text exchange or broadcast? If so, how are you using it?
  15. M

    HamRadioHelpGroup - Beginners to Experts in Ham Radio - YahooGroup

    Great YahooGroup to join. HamRadioHelpGroup · Beginners to Experts in Ham Radio This group is dedicated to those who are interested in getting started in Amateur Radio or upgrading their license. Don't forget to look around in the "LINK" area of the group...
  16. theshadowman

    Question regarding Killingworth Ham repeater

    Why is it that the Ham radio repeater in Killingworth requires an input PL (110.9) but when it broadcasts its own identifier, it broadcasts with no PL? Is this common practice with Ham radio? I am not at all familiar with amateur radio and only noticed when I was monitoring the channel with a PL...
  17. aspclay

    New Live Audio Feed, Arkansas Emergency Weather Network

    This channel monitors the Emergency Weather Networks of the CAREN club & the CAUHF club in central Arkansas. This feed covers all of central Arkansas with officially trained storm spotters, most of whom have been through the storm spotters class provided by the National Weather Service. You will...
  18. scanfan22

    Down LA area repeaters

    Hello gang, I have a few questions about some local ham repeaters: Does anyone know when the 147.270 Mt. Disappointment repeater will be back up? Does anyone know what is wrong with the 145.300 repeater? Do they accept guest check-ins for the 147.330 net? Does MARS 447.820 repeater have a...
  19. robertecline

    iPhone Ham Radio Repeater Lookups

    Does anyone know of an app or a website to lookup ham radio repeaters geared towards the iphone? Something like RR's version they have for commerical radio? Thanks!
  20. J

    DFW Repeaters

    I'm trying to reprogram my F121S radio and I'm looking for the most active 2 meter amateur radio repeaters in the Fort Worth area. I am located in West Fort Worth, but I'm mobile all over Fort Worth on a daily basis. I only have a few openings (about 8) in my radio, so I am only looking for...
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