• 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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  1. f40ph

    CHP 700mhz extender operation

    On some channels (CALCORD for example), CHP Extenders only receive radio traffic after they've been keyed up once (ok that sorta makes sense). However, they time out and stop receiving after a short time (not such a good idea - no officer is going to key it up once per minute or so to keep it...
  2. W

    Has CHP in South Bay moved vehicle extenders to 700 MHz?

    I normally monitor the California Highway Patrol vehicular extenders (154.905 MHz) when I'm on the road, and yesterday I realized that it's been weeks since I've heard anything. Normally I hear something at least once during my commute. Has the Golden Gate division moved over to 700 MHz for...
  3. f40ph

    New 700mhz CHP portables

    Had a chance to "play" around with a new CHP portable 700mhz P25 digital. The officer on duty knew VERY little of the radio, so questions didn't go far. Here's some observations: The display is now helpful as officers using the older VHF radios knew only channel numbers and most never knew...