• 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. J

    WS1040: Whistler 1040 New out of Box

    I live in northern Wisconsin Dead center between two counties Ashland and Bayfield. I just bought the WS 1040 because it's specs say it can handle PS25 trunking. I download the PSREdit500 software and installed it. 1.I was able to work my way through importing a trunking database from...
  2. P

    Hytera x1p vhf analog sim card lte service

    I have the x1p and i use it for vhf analog i wanna know if i can put in a sim card and use it as a cell phone as well ? Or is there any radio that dose have this capability's ?
  3. T

    Can you listen to analog frequencies on tyt 380?

    Can you listen to analog frequencies on tyt 380? If so? How ? Specifically emergency channels like weather Thanks
  4. S

    Scanning Analog frequencies

    Hi i have 2 SDR's using unitrunker and dsd+ fastlane to pickup an edacs96 trunking system. all working well. My main question I would like to be able to scan through a list of analog non trunking stations for fire brigade and other standard frequencies. I have seen I can use sdrsharp to tune...
  5. J

    OP25 analog/digital mixed trunked systems?

    Is it possible to use OP25 for analog/digital mixed systems. Like Fleetnet Ontario or Fleetnet Manitoba, if so what is the NAC I use or command line argument?:confused:
  6. BCasto

    Wake Simulcast Analog vs Digital

    By chance yesterday I had the Wake County Simulcast system up on 2 different scanners sitting side by side. I noticed one was receiving activity on PS Tac 14 and the other wasn't. As it turned out, one scanner was set to receive both analog and digital, the other only digital. The...
  7. WX9RLT

    Pros & Cons of Digital vs Analog

    Can you provide information on the Pros and Cons of Digital vs Analog Basically the range, reliability, safety for 1st responders, etc... I am trying to research this topic, and thought I would post this in hopes to get some answers from people who know scanners/radios :) Thanks in advance
  8. E

    Luzerne County To Go Digital

    Switching Luzerne County 911 Radios to Digital Begins Tuesday | WNEP.com "WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County announced Monday that changes are coming to improve the response to emergencies."
  9. R

    what's left in St. Louis conventional frequencies?

    i've been waging the reception war with SLATER here in Kirkwood, and in that the best solution i've found to my reception issues is to turn my squelch ALL the way down. now i'm only listening to trunked on my two main boxes... and i started to wonder, what's left in the conventional...
  10. B

    analog vs. digital

    I know there has to be a place to find the info, but I must be passing it by. I want to purchase my first scanner radio. Where do I look to find out if the law/fire/emergency agencies in my area are still using analog or if they have switched to digital? Thanks in advance for your help!
  11. P

    Uniden BC355N not working?

    Yesterday I picked up a 355N. I know that it can only do analog. It will only receive a few runs though. I have been missing dispatches. The frequency is 154.130 Why can I only receive calls if the pager tone goes off first then the digital tone, then the computerized voice talks to dispatch the...
  12. P

    Confused Newby

    Hi. I signed on to try to get help. This is my second scanner that I cant get to work. My first one had trunking and it was so far over my head so now I ordered a Whistler Analog Desktop scanner. Here's my question, how do I get the frequencies if my city is not on the list? The closest...
  13. H

    Does XTS-3000 encryption work in analog or just in digital mode

    Looking at an XTS-3000 that supports two encryption modes ... DES-XL DES-OFB Does the encryption work in analog mode or does it only function when operating in digital mode? Thank you.
  14. H

    How does analog DES encryption work?

    Some of the older Motorola System Saber radios make use of DES encryption. How does encryption work with an analog signal? Encrypting digital signals seems straight forward but how are analog signals encrypted using DES?
  15. H

    Can a digital radio make use of an analog repeater?

    Can a digital radio make use of an analog repeater to relay to another digital radio? I am thinking probably not but I am not sure so I figured I would ask. The same frequency is being used in both analog and digital but am I correct in thinking that the analog repeater would not know how to...
  16. H

    Both digital and analog operation?

    Which Motorola radios can communicate in both analog and digital modes? XTS-3000, XTS-5000, Astro Saber? Thank you.
  17. U

    BCD436HP All Conventional Channels squelch open

    I've been slowly working my way through creating and editing favorite lists in my settings using the Sentinel software. Very recently ALL of my analog (conventional) channels on this radio act as if the squelch is simply not there (turned all the way open), with static heard until a user on the...
  18. NUGEN

    HT 1250 LS programming for Analog system

    I have a HT 1250 LS radio that I want to program for the following frequencies. I've asked someone if I could get it programmed for this particular system but I was told that their radios work off of 200mhz and they told is 190mhz, this doesn't sound right because they use the HT 1250 LS also...
  19. P

    MotoTrbo mobile shack.

    Picture of a VHF and UHF Motorola MotoTrbo stack. This is a mobile setup and is stacked near the transmission hump. A dual band antenna and connector box is used with these. Anybody else use MotoTrbo in the Pacific Northwest?
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    will a new digital scanner work in alaska new police and trooper digital system?

    hello, im new on radioreference but not new with scanners. i have moved to alaska view years ago and recently bought an older analog scanner the realistic pro 2005. i really like this scannerand paid 50$ for it but i have noticed i cannot hear the police or state troopers only ems and fire and...