• 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

fire apparatus

  1. Erik71

    Fire Department Equipment Names...?

    I've always wondered the difference between a "Truck", "Engine", "Ladder" (I think I can guess that one), "Brush", etc., followed by a station number. Is there a wiki entry I haven't seen? Maybe a webpage somewhere? I wouldn't think it differs too much from dept. to dept. I'm in Baltimore...
  2. J

    CDM 1250

    Hello, I have a Motorola CDM 1250 mobile radio mounted in a fire apparatus. Upon powering up the radio works properly, however once you activate the mic to transmit, the radio powers off. Any ideas what might be causing this?
  3. N0GTG

    Fire Apparatus Muster and Parade June 19

    Fire Apparatus Muster and Parade This is the 52nd Annual National Summer Muster of SPAAMFAA (The Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America), and the 25th Annual Muster of Mile High Hook and Ladder. A fire apparatus muster is an opportunity for...
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