• 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

apco 25

  1. K

    P25 Link Level Encryption

    One of well known security flaws (if you'll call it that) is the ability to monitor talkgroup/user IDs even on encrypted systems. As the article quoted states, Link Level Encryption is in the works. (http://www.project25.org/images/stories/ptig/P25_Standards_Updates/TR8_2016_summary_6.09.16.pdf)...
  2. T

    Excellent reception manually but iffy in scan...

    I am trying to reliably monitor the Buffalo police frequencies which use APCO-25 but NOT with trunking. On my PRO-652 I just need to enter them as conventional frequencies and as long as I'm sitting on it manually, hear everything fine. All the frequencies are a part of Scan List # 1 which...
  3. M

    MARCS-IP: Multi-Agency Radio Communications (P25) Youngstown area

    I am running ProScan software on a BCD996T scanner. My database includes Frequencies that are labled "Leavittsburg AP 25" and "Salem AP 25". (I live in the Youngstown area, Canfield Oho) I hear the regular Marcs traffic (not ip) from the Campbell site after putting in the custom band info. But...
  4. S

    Benton County Public Safety?

    I just moved to Corvallis and have been monitoring analog 155.4900 Benton Law last day or so, not really sure what I'm listening to, is this dispatch for CPD and LCSO? Is this the simulcast for the 700 MHz trunk? I'm perplexed if there are only 3 channels for Benton simulcast 700 and 2 are...
  5. KIKINWING

    Aor digital upgrade, options and satisfaction

    I just replaced a power board on my AOR 8200 MKIII and to my surprise found out I cant upgrade to digital unless I replace the CPU. The upgrade is 299.00 the CPU exchange add on 85.00 Here is my questions; 1) has anyone upgraded to digital, APCO25, and are you happy with what you now have...
  6. rlogan109

    Can Yaesu VX-5R get APCO 25?

    My local police department just went digital (APCO 25). I bought a new scanner (RS PRO-106) and I'm all up and running. However, there is a developmentally disabled man in my neighborhood who had an analog scanner, and wants to go digital. So, he asked a friend to buy him something on eBay. What...
  7. M

    Not recieveing new APCO 25 on bcd996t

    A fellow scanner club member programmed new frequency info from his BCD996XT into my BCD996t, But my 996t isn't recieving the new system. the 996T isn't even seeing signal bars on that bank, even though the XT sitting right next to mine is recieveing the new system just fine. The 996T is still...
  8. geosan1030

    Help with a Uniden BC296D

    I just bought a BC296D on Ebay and was looking for some help. First, it has the APCO 25 card installed and I'm trying to program it, but I can't seem to get anything. I'm looking to scan the Louisville Metro. I have posted there, but thought I might find some information here, because I think...
  9. N

    Homepatrol vs BCD996 XT Programming Software

    I have a dilemma I hope some of you can help me with. I am looking at purchasing a scanner. I am a HAM and have programmed many scanners in my day, however never a trunking scanner with GPS. Here is what I want to do. My goal is a scanner that I will have in my car while I travel all of the...
  10. robo614

    Astro Saber Question - Yes I am sure beat to death

    I am sure this is the 3 thousandth time this question has been asked, but here I go anyway. I did search the forum to find my answer and did not readily see it. I have the following radio: Model #H04KDH9PW7AN SR#465AVU1948 CodePlug: 000C FirmWare: 03.36.00.00 DSP Software: 105.01.06...
  11. J

    BC250D digital upgrade or new BCD396XT?

    I've recently moved to Gainesville, FL (Alachua County) and to my dismay, learned the public safety system is an APCO 25 system. Since I mostly only monitor local public safety and assuming I can locate one, can I "get away" with just purchasing the BCI25D digital card for my BC250D, or do I...
  12. P

    Offutt APCO

    I purchased a GRE PSR-500. Monitoring OPD and Fire is great. However, the Offutt system is just mainly a silent signal. I remember this vaguely in the past with other scanners. I'm using the Win500 software to program the psr500...what should I do? Is it scrambled? Sometimes maintenance...
  13. G

    Programming a Motorola Astro For Apco-25

    Hello all this is my first post so please be gentle with me if it is in the wrong topic I have a Motorola Astro Saber Digital APCO. where do i put the freq and Nac. I know i put the freq under personality, but where do i put the Nac tone 466. or do i need to convert the Nac tone. I am using...
  14. C

    Menomonie Police APCO P25 System

    I've been updating my frequency database over the past couple of weeks and noticed that over in Menomonie the police department (KZQ729) has switched to a new P25 mobile repeater system on 155.31750 MHz. On a conventional analog scanner set for that frequency, their transmissions sound like a...
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