• 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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    Norton Approves Dispatch Merger

    As reported in the Barberton Herald (11/15/2012), the Norton city council approved merging emergency dispatch with Barberton and Copley. The new dispatch center will be in a lower level of the new Norton fire station. Quoting the article it is supposed to be in a "bunker-like" room and should be...
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    Barberton going digital in 2013.

    As reported in today's local paper a vote will take place at the council meeting 11/13 to approve a contract with Motorola. The contract needs to be signed by 11/21 for a price lock. FEMA money and a local match will be used to pay for the conversion. The actual switch is not anticipated before...
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