• 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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    Comet CTS-50M Flat Cable Window Gap Jumper

    So my work was kinda slow today with all this rain so I was able to take the opportunity to spend some time shopping for some new toys. I'm looking at a Diamond discone antenna to add to my old Uniden and ultimately with my new bcd436hp when it comes in. Does anyone have experience using one of...
  2. K4EET

    Diamond Antenna D-130J

    I am considering the Diamond Antenna D-130J which has a receive coverage range of 25 MHz to 1300 MHz that matches the Uniden BCD536HP frequency span. Two questions: 1. Does anybody have experience with this antenna? Pros/Cons/Comments? There was a WTB post about this antenna at...
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    New radio time.

    Hi Folks, So here's the plan for the new toys ..... and I thought I'd run it past the grown-ups first! (grin) I'm a new ham and so far I've just got a couple Wouxun's UVD1P's as a starter radio's and I'm now planning the upgrade. The two wouxun's were a great price with lotsa of toys and...
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    Diamond BU-50 short

    hi friends, I've Diamond BU-50 purchased recently, just for curiosity i used continuity checker on two arms of balun, surprisingly light on continuity checker glow, it is normal or is there any problem with my balun ? can someone guide ? 73 503733238
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    Office & Attic Antennas

    My Office & Attic Antennas Just got done running coax to the attic! I Have a Diamond D-130J (removed the top portion of the antenna which covers 25-50 MHz reception because is not required. I did that to get the antenna higher up! I am running RG8X to the Diamond. I have two small Laird...
  6. DecAnt21

    Newbie has some equipment questions!

    Hello, I have had my license for going on 2 years but haven't done much with it. Well I am now over the age of 18 and I have a good steady income coming in so I was wondering about buying a new HT. I owned a Yaesu VX-7R a few years ago. I plan on buying another one. I was wondering if this is a...
  7. Raptor05121

    Pro-404 Ant. Upgrade

    Hey guys, I just bought the RS Pro-404 as a mobile to use until my FD can get me a pager. Its a good radio, and a plus is being able to do AM as well. However, when I have another radio on, this one misses the first second of conversation, there is background static and if I move around, it cuts...
  8. conrad314

    Diamond CR320A - actual length???

    Does anyone have a Diamond CR320A that they could measure the height on? I see them for sale at 34" and 37.4". So which is it? 73
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    Radio Shack Pro-106 - FM 88-108 MHz coverage

    It might have been better to place this in the 1.7 firmware wishlist thread so my apologies beforehand but I am not certain if this could be accomplished with a firmware update or not. It may fall under the 'next model' wishlist. At any rate I would like to have the ability to receive FM radio...