• 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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    Programming Baofeng UV-5R Was:New to Ham radio

    I've been trying to self teach myself on a Baofeng UV-5R so I will try my best to describe my issue. I also apologize if I have the wrong forum room. Trying to catch my local FM mode on my police frequency Im not successful. Only successful on FMN. Im putting it on frequency step 12.5k adding...
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    Motorola vs. FM Quality

    This might be a pretty obvious question, but I thought I would see if there was a definite answer. When I am listening to my scanner (RadioShack Pro-164), I have about 5 Motorola frequencies programmed (police) as well as about 5 FM frequencies (Fire/EMS/State Police) programmed in the same...
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