• 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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    What antennas are others in our area using?

    So I just purchased my first base scanner antenna(a Centerfire tri-band 150/450/800 ground plane). Mainly because I was having issues receiving the Placer P25 system from my location about a half mile north of Roseville PD. I actually setup my Larsen tri-band mag mount, basically another...
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    Windowsill, Non-Penetrating Antenna Mount Solutions?

    Hi all!, I am looking for a mount/a way to mount, a base antenna (DPD Productions TrainTenna Base Antenna) on my windowsill. Unfortunately, due to restrictions, I am not allowed to drill into the side of the house (it is brick anyways.) I was wondering if anyone had any tips, techniques...
  3. Astrogoth13

    Replacing a 2000 GTL's power cable with a 3 prong cable?

    The power wire on this Cobra 2000 is bad, but the radio is near perfect. So, I got a three conductor cable this morning. I plan to connect the ground wire to the metal body of the radio. Since that part is grounded through the antenna coax and a ground wire anyhow I see no problem. It might...
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    NEED ADVICE on Base Antenna 400mhz Range

    I recently moved away from the City I need to Monitor. I'm about 30 Miles away now and The band I need to pick up is 470-500mhz Range. I run Bearcat Trunk Tracker and Currently I'm using a Discone which is NOT picking anything up. Questions to you : What antenna would you recommend ? How...
  5. MedicDavid78

    Magnetic mount antenna??

    Hey guys I have a question. I have the new Uniden BCD536HP scanner base unit for my house. I'm using the antenna it came with that screws into the back of the unit. However the way my house is positioned my reception on a UHF 453 frequency sucks when it SHOULD be crystal clear where I'm at...
  6. RadioGuy1951

    Your best FM DX

    What is your best FM DX...??? One of my best "catches" was many years ago in Novato, CA on a warm August day...I caught Floroda Highway Patrol TWO WAY DX on CHP Silver Base (42.08mhz) ... The florida dispatcher asked her units to 10-9 because they were covered by California traffic...
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    Help on getting better reception?

    Hello. I recently installed, on my chimney, a 1/4 Wave Ground Plane Base Antenna with a chimney mount. The antenna purchased is CENTERFIRE Antenna 1/4 wave VHF Base station antenna page I am running a VX-4000 VHF Mobile Radio off it it. I had a replaced a normal vehicle-type mount antenna with...
  8. mtfas

    Base Station Installation - New Jersey, US

    Folks, Our Township's First Aid Squad received permission to leverage an authorized VHF frequency. We have permission to use a communications tower in our vicinity but we have as of yet found any companies that can either provide cost effective service or provide this type of service for us...
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    texas instruments

    i was given a texas instruments base transever can any one give me any info on it its a 2100 model and has marine on it pic to come soon
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    Offset Frequencies

    Can someone please explain base & offset frequencies and where I can find them listed? Thanks
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    Ham Shack / Base Setup

    Here are a Couple of Shots of my base setup. Radioshack Pro-2052 Yaesu FT-1802 Icom V8 Radioshack Pro-97 Motorola GP350 Motorola Spectra UHF Midland 1000 CB
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