• 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. 5stormchasers

    2011 Chevy Impala Firerighter/EMR Pov Install

    Install pics of my Chevy Impala. Feniex 4200 mini controller for all lights. Feniex Cannon hideaway red/white in the reverse lights also function as back up lights. When I put the car in reverse, the white leds come on. Much brighter than factory bulbs. Very simple, just cut the power wire to...
  2. 5stormchasers

    Firefighter/EMR response car

    This thread is for my pov. I am a certified Level 2 firefighter as well as a certified First Responder. Changing vehicles from my 2006 Tacoma to either an 08 Nissan Altima or an 08 Chevy Impala. I wanted to start this thread to get some input first. I am open for ideas, comments, and criticisms...
  3. F

    UV82L Fire Transceiver

    Howdy, I'm a rural volunteer firefighter, been using an UV82L for a few months with no issues programming to receive traffic from the local fire/sheriff departments. However, I've attempted to program the radio with CHIRP to transmit dispatch via a repeater, and to transmit to local...
  4. T

    New Member Howdy

    Although I have a little bit of experience in using 700/800 MHz radios from previous jobs, I am new to using scanners to hear other agency communications. I just got on as a volunteer firefighter for a combination department in early December, issued a Motorola Minitor IV pager and the Active911...
  5. D

    2006 Chevy Tahoe LT POV Setup

    I'm a volunteer firefighter and currently obtaining my EMT status. My vehicle is primarily used to respond to the station but occasionally I respond direct. I also am a ham radio operator. I do apologize in advance since the quality of the photos are bad, but the uploader wouldn't let me upload...
  6. M

    Lancaster, PA Frequencies

    I am new to this and I am trying to figure out the frequencies of Lancaster fire department, so I can listen to the firefighters and PPL Electric in Lancaster, so I can know whats up during storms. Can somebody let me know what they are? Right now I have fire dispatch but I cant listen to the...
  7. RadioGuy1951

    Firefighter threatened with shotgun on Covelo North Pass Fire

    Covelo, CA according to the KMUD-FM 6:00 PM news for August 31st, 2012 a firefighter, in full uniform, driving a well marked CDF truck was threatened by a 21 year old pot farmer... The grow was described as small... The firefighter continued with his fire suppression tasks but reported the...
  8. W8VFD

    2008 Silverado Shack

    My mobile setup: Icom IC-2820 for FM & D-Star Kenwood TK-7180 & TK-8180 with Motorola Repeater interface Motorola Syntor X9000 Low band for 6 Meter Ham band Acer laptop with Yaesu FT-2600M & KPC3 Plus for APRS operations. PRO-197 Scanner Mirage 100 watt UHF amplifier (not pictured)
  9. FireFighterChissy

    Creating a private channel / frequency

    Hi there, I am new to using and programing portable radios. I am a volunteer firefighter and I have recently purchased a Motorola GP338 Plus portable radio, I will soon be programming it to pick up local fire department frequencies. What I was wondering is if it is possible that I could talk...
  10. M

    VHF Frequencies

    Just got a new Motorolla 1000 VHF radio (hence the name, lol) and am wanting to get it programmed up. It has 16 programmable channels and I'm wanting to get a few frequencies that I don't know. I know all the dispatches and things like that, but if anyone knows Blaney Fire Departments Tone out...
  11. Cole_Holocker

    Help with Newbie

    Hi Guys, I'm new to all this and am looking to purchase a scanner for the holidays. Below are some of the things i am looking for. Any help would be appreciated. Looking to Scan Carroll County Fire/Rescue, Carroll County Sherriffs dept, Maryland State Police, Howard County Police/Fire/Rescue...
  12. C

    Fire Dept Tests P25 Radios

    Prior to January 1, 2013, emergency service departments nationwide will need to comply with the new FCC narrowband guidelines. On February 24, 2010 the Maple Bluff Fire Department (MBFD) in Dane County WI performed an unbiased and impartial radio test. They compared the sound quality of the...
  13. C

    EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. To Showcase New AMBE+2 1.6 Vocoder at IWCE

    Irving, TX – March 8, 2010 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that it will showcase the new AMBE+2 1.6 vocoder at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) March 10 – 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The AMBE+2 1.6 vocoder was adopted by the Project...
  14. A

    Fire Radio Question

    Hello, I used to work for an ambulance company. In the ambulance, we had several radios. We had a MERS radio (for notifying hospital), Our ambulance radio for contacting dispatch, a police radio, and a fire radio. All radios, had the ability of 2 way communication. I am in the process of...