• 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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    Signal Amplifer

    Hi all, I am new to the scanner world. I was wondering if and in-line signal amplifier like one used for TV and FM would work on my Uniden BCD996P2 scanner with the stock antenna. One like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FY0B90/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Is the Cell Booster Working?

    Hello, I want to test a cell (mobile) booster to see if it is working properly. I have a new RF reader. I guess that I need to set the frequency (Hz) on the RF reader and measure the detected power ratio (dBm) at that frequency; the stronger the power ratio the stronger the reception for the...
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    Cell Phone Boosters

    Recently the antenna broke off on the ambulance for our cell phone booster. We have spare VHF vehicle antennas from one of our old rigs. Do any of you know if this will work with the cell booster? It screws into the base fine. But I noticed that the cell phone booster antenna is a lot shorter...
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    YX-510 Cellular Repeater Antenna Help

    Hi, I have been trying to setup a wireless repeater in my house as I have little cellular coverage and I believe I may be missing something or done something wrong. I would love some feedback if there is anything obvious. My Setup: Wi-Ex YX-510 zBoot Repeater (Pcs/Cel Dual-Band Cellular Phone...