• 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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    Motorola frequency bands

    Hello, I have a Motorola EX500 handheld two way radio. (Flea market find) The spec sheet says this model does VHF and UHF frequency bands. Does that mean my particular radio can be programmed to do both bands or does it mean the model EX500 can be purchased for one band or the other? From...
  2. KI4VBR

    Radar (traffic) Bands In Use In Tampa Bay Area

    I am working on setting up a new Uniden R3 radar detector. I am wondering if anyone has a handle on what microwave bands are being used and which bands are not in use in Pinellas & Hillsborough. I have some granular control over each band, including sensitivity and bandwidth. i would like to...
  3. pbesselm

    G5 Monitor two bands on a single (channel) position?

    Is it possible to monitor a VHF system (single frequency) and a 700MHz trunked system on the same "channel" position ?
  4. W8HDU

    Low Band Radio Manufacturers

    Are there any manufacturers still making Low Band radios, (30-50MHz)? I heard if you're a low band user the only option is someone's used equipment.
  5. W8HDU

    Searching the Database

    Is there a way to search the database on RadioReference database for users in the 30-33 and 47-50 MHz portion of low band in a specific state? I've looked at the search feature and don't see a way to drill down to a specific range of frequencies. Might be newbee issues.
  6. kk4dnl

    New to Air Band Monitoring. Looking for guidance!

    I have a few questions about monitoring the Air Band. These questions are kinda all over the place so I will just list them below. 1) Is their a glossary of AIR jargon so I can understand what some of these acronyms/ lingo mean ? 2) What frequencies should I scan to get the most enjoyment...
  7. D

    Minitor Band Splits

    Hello all... I searched this topic in previous threads, but can not find a firm answer, as there were multiple conflicting responses in years past....... I have several Minitor 4 & 5 pagers that are currently programmed in the 159.000 frequency range. I need to reprogram them to a frequency...
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    Transmit

    Hi. I'm not sure if it's true but I heard long ago that Icom radios run cool when transmitting in middle of operating band as opposed to transmitting on edge. e.g., a 400-470 MHz radio transmitting on 435 will not get as warm as it would on 400.xx or 469.xx. Is that right?
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    Scenario: Power is interrupted globally; People turn to radios to communicate:

    How do you communicate 5 Miles away, 50 Miles away, and 500 Miles away? Thanks. I have read a lot of posts and there are many thoughtful people.
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    Monroe County Narrowband Switch

    Just a Heads up for people in Monroe County, the date they are looking at for the Fire Narrowband switchover is October 17th, as of Monday night that was still on-track. I Do not know what channels, if any, will change, maybe someone could shed some more light on it.
  11. del1964

    Frequency counter on bcd396xt?

    Was wondering how to use the frequency counter on the bcd396xt? I was able to find a review of the bcd396t where they mention when powering on press "hold" , "3" and "0". I did this and the display shows "800MHz+ Band" and it's flickering around 865 Mhz give or take. How do you adjust the...
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    HT1250 Out of Band

    Bought a HT1250 on ebay and was told it was 29.7-50MHz (didnt do my research first) and now found out its a 35-50mhz after checking model number....my question is i need to get it to 33MHZ and i know my kenwoods i can program out of band, is the ht1250 the same way or is it not possible...
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