• 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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    Digital Radios (Mid 2018)

    I am looking for a new digital handheld radio for more than a week now. I have decided either to go with Yaesu System Fusion or DMR as off now. The problem with DMR is that most of the better quality radios available are single band. I know that around 90% of DMR repeaters operates on UHF, but...
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    ICOM ever going to make a digital ver of the R-20 ??

    I have been wondering for a long time now if ICOM is ever going to make a P25 version of the / or like the IC-R20 Think about it, If they had a digital version of the R20 that was still dual band and same frequency range, but it received digital, APCO 25 phase I and phase II, X2-TDMA etc etc...
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    Digital interoperability: Vocoders, Standards, Oh My!

    I have been trying to figure out which digital radios can communicate with each other using digital voice. I have come across a lot of terms and acronyms and I am trying to sort out which is a standard and which is a vocoder. My goal is to try and put together a list of digital radios that can...
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    Highland County, FL - New Digital/Encrypted System To Go Online Wednesday

    Sebring, Florida - At 6:30am on Wednesday (September 4th) the Highlands County Sheriff Office will switch to a new digital and encrypted system. New digital public safety radio system goes online Wednesday (The News-Sun Newspaper) http://www.newssun.com/news/090113-new-radios
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