• 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:


  1. M

    Gift for my husband - getting started from scratch

    So folks, For my apologies, as this is probably the most basic, most boring thread to start and/or read. But I really need help. My husband has been talking about get a radio for a long time. He's aware that he needs training and a license. Can someone help answer my questions so I can...
  2. S

    Best Desktop Computer for Broadcasting

    With all the hardware and software in mind when starting out a station, what is your experience the best performing laptop? We're looking for 2 computers for 2 different functions with these specs: Transmission: -Core I3 processor -4GB RAM -500GB disc drive Production: -Core I5 -8 GB RAM...
  3. B

    Suggest New Digital Radio

    Hello, I am looking for a new device to work on 2m & 70cm bands. I have some restrictions due to which I will have to setup my antenna indoor. I am planning to go for Diamond X50A antenna, which I will keep indoor near window. Please suggest me new digital radio and let me know if this...
  4. bobmp26

    What sort of equipment do I need for my RTL-SDR dongles?

    Hello there I’ve just gotten into sdrs and I need to get a USB hub. is there a certain type of hub I need so that I can get all of sdrs plugged in? Also I need some sort of antenna splitter so that I can use my outdoor antenna on all of the sdrs instead of the cheap antennas they give out. And...
  5. KK4LQX

    1996 Ford F-150 Equipment Console

    Hello All, Do any of you guys know if anyone made a radio/equipment console for a 1996 Ford F-150? Obviously it will be used but trying to get an idea of where to start. Thanks in advance!
  6. A

    Scanning NYC public safety UHF in NYC (Manhattan) - recommended handheld and antenna?

    Greetings all, I've been using an old, conventional, non-trunking Radio Shack scanner with rubber rubber ducky and telescoping antennae, mainly to listen to SOD and traffic for newsgathering purposes. In low-RF areas, it works fine, and I like being able to make adjustments on the fly. In...
  7. J

    Legal to use transceiver in receive mode only?

    Hi All, I'm studying to get my Canadian Basic license. I have a question regarding what equipment I can buy and use utill then. I found the following Q/A at the RAC site. Unfortunately it's not very clear Here is the question and answer: Q - I want to be a ham and I found the perfect radio at...
  8. C

    Needing a hosting website

    Yesterday I found out that the person who has been running our scanner feed in town is calling it quits after 10 years. There have been a lot of posts from people saying that they do not want the site to go. I have decided to take over and host the feed, but the only problem is, I am not...
  9. A

    2006 Impala ignition wiring

    I have a 2006 Chevy Impala LS civilian package and I am trying to wire a Motorola CDM1250 radio, FT-90R, and a GPS to the ignition. Does anyone know where I can "tap" into the fuse panel with fuse taps? I want everything to turn on with the ignition. PLEASE HELP!!
  10. havasuking

    Need help with CHP scanning equipment

    Hey guys and gals, I just joined the group today. I apologize if this topic has been covered before, but I am a total amateur when it comes to knowing the proper equipment for my needs. I do quite a bit of driving on the desert highways patrolled by CHP (California Highway Patrol) aircraft...