• 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:

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    Buying a scanner for York county

    I am wanting to purchase a handheld scanner to monitor York county sheriff as well as the fire departments and municipal police departments. I live within York county so range should not be an issue. I was hoping someone could give me some good suggestions on what type of scanner I need to look...
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    Antenna design for School Project

    Hello all, We are working on a school project in which we were tasked to design an FM receiver antenna that receives signals at frequencies between 900 Mhz and 1000 Mhz. What are some potential antenna builds/dimensions we should research? Where should we start? Thanks in advance, Sean & Raven
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    BCT15X: BCT15X Programming cable

    Hi everyone, I own a bct15x, and have recently been having problems with the programing cable, it just stops working. Ive tried changing com ports and Ive tried several different programs. Once I buy a new cable there are no problems for a little while then it starts happening again where it...
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    PRO-651 (P25) Doublecheck -- Am I going crazy? - Broken? - Need Antenna?

    I'm new to scanning. My little brother is in love with firetrucks, police etc. and has begged our family to get him a scanner, so I've bought this for him and I'm trying to get this thing figured out so he can hear stuff going on. I've read the "Factory" RadioShack .pdf manual...
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    Dual beeps during dispatch transmission

    Recently, anytime dispatch broadcasts on our EMS channel, there are dual beeps that are included every ~10 seconds over tones and voice, only when dispatch broadcasts, not other mobiles/portables. They only come on this channel (Motorola Centracom broadcasts on 6 channels total, all VHF except...
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    New at trunking need help

    Hello I have a Pro-93 radio shack scanner i have had it for many years but just used it for regular scanning i was informed that Pawnee county,ks now uses some trunking. so i set one of my banks to trunking MOT but i am not hearing anything so not sure if i set it up correctly the closet place...
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    220 MHz repeater

    Does any ham in the Albany area want to help set a 220 MHz repeater in the area . I can apply for the frequency pair. We could use donations or repeater equipment . If anybody is interested in helping out putting up a 220 repeater in Albany ny area let me know . Would like to try and get it up...
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    Complete Newbie needs some help

    Hi, I purchased a Uniden BC125AT just so I could monitor my local police, fire, etc. communications. This is the first time I have ever used a scanner. I went to this website to find the frequencies for programming my scanner. The first frequency for my PD is: 853.77500. When I try to...
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    Cleveland County/Shelby PS system

    I'm running a Uniden Bearcat BCD996XLT and downloaded the system from here, RR, and cannot hear anything. Anyone have any suggestions? Reasons? I pick up stuff on the old vhf frequencies, both sides of the conversation, but nothing on the new P25 Simulcast system, not a thing. Really interested...
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    New with the Grundig Satellit-750

    Hello there! I am new to this site and relatively new to shortwave. I used to listen on an old handheld my dad had, but recently upgraded to a Grundig Satellit-750. I've tried using it before but have had a hard time picking up frequencies on SW, LW, and SSB (FM and AM are no problem at all)...