• 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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    Radioddity QB25

    I've been overhearing that a couple of the local amateur radio club members had the Radioddity QB25 (25W quad band mobile), and many of them are suffering failures outside warranty. Anyone have this unit and suffer similar failures? Is this a radio to avoid? It sounds like this unit was...
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    TK5710-K speaker bias

    Our FD runs several TK5710-k in trunking mode. Within the last two months, we have experienced speaker failure on two units. The speaker lines have 6 volts across them causing the speaker to become hot and fail. The first failure was in a unit that was due to be replaced soon so we did a work...
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    BC75XLT: Question About Display Issues With 75XLT's

    Howdy all, I'm looking at a BC75XLT to use as a conventional scanner while out on the road, but have heard that some of the older models suffered from premature failure of the LCD display while they were still relatively new. I was also told that even though they are nearly identical radios...
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    Failure Rate of TK-5210 AC Chargers Alarming!

    Has anyone had any problems with the AC Desktop chargers for the TK-5210? We are experiencing a near 50% failure rate of the power supplies, leaving the viability of our fire department portables questionable. I have heard of one other department with a similar problem. How about you?
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    Modesto Police Dispatch (feed offline)

    hello folks. i've been listening to this feed for about 3 or 4 months now, but it's been down for the last couple weeks due to equipment failure. in my attempts to contact the broadcaster (wb3kjx), i'm met with a "you do not have permission to access this page." message. how do i get...
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