• 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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    1st time scanner user needs help using BCD396xt

    I have never used a scanner before but bought a BCD396XT to get started. I printed out the whole manual and browsed through it but don't understand most of the terminology. Scannermasters per-programmed my county for me, and I've been listening to EMS, fire, sheriff, etc. How do I get to the...
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    BCD396xt & VSP stars!

    I have tried and tried again.......I just cannot seem to receive stars, properly. All i want is VSP.....Through freescan what site(s) do I chose? I live in Newport News, does it make a difference on what sites around me? Do I need the mobile repeater sites? I know I chose all the channels on DIV...
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    Help choosing a scanner.

    Hi Guy I have been out of the scanner loop for a while, the last scanner I bought was a Radio Shack scanner right at the beginning of the digital era. I have missed scanning so much and have been listening to feeds on my iPhone, but really want to get another scanner. I have been reading a lot...