• 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. K

    Need "Reassurance" (Going to buy a new Scanner)

    Hi all, Been a couple years since I had a scanner and am planning to purchase the TRX-2. I'm here in Lake County and am quite aware that encryption is a "thing" up here. That being said, has encryption "ruined" the Lake County experience? Looks like Chicago Police and ISP are still open, so I...
  2. WX9RLT

    Violent Night In Rockford Leaves Many People Shot, And 2 People Dead

    Violent Night In Rockford Leaves Many People Shot, And 2 People Dead http://rockfordscanner(dot)com/2017/08/violent-night-in-rockford-leaves-many-people-shot-and-2-people-dead/
  3. L

    Peoria County

    I have attempted to enter the talk groups for Peoria City, Peoria County, Bartonville, Chillicothe,and Peoria Heights into a 996P2 several ways, according to what I have read in the database, and I am still unable to hear them. When I switch the radio to "ID search", I can hear units as far...
  4. WX9RLT

    BREAKING: Shooting at a Rockford Bank, During Robbery

    BREAKING: Person Shot During A Bank Robbery In Rockford ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/2017/01/person-shot-during-a-bank-robbery-in-rockford/ UPDATE: At least one confirmed dead via scanner traffic
  5. D

    Decatur PD Scanner

    Hello Everyone, Im new to the radio scanner world. I currently live in Decatur, Il. I used to listen to the police everyday on the app on my phone. Recently though the channel has been taken offline. I was wonder if anyone in the area would recommend a cheaper scanner that would allow me to...
  6. WX9RLT

    3 People Shot In Rockford Today

    . 3 people shot in Rockford today # 2 People Hospitalized After a Shooting in the Rolling Green Neighborhood | Rockford Scanner # Another person Just Shot in Rockford, 3rd Shooting Victim In Rockford Today | Rockford Scanner .
  7. D

    Starcom 21 Question

    So I'm admittedly new to the digital trunking side of scanning, although I've owned a scanner for the last 15 years or so. I'm coming from a BCT15X and am trying to program a BCD996P2 using ARC-XT. My question is this: if I import the programming through ACT-XT's radioreference option and I...
  8. WX9RLT

    Another shooting victim at Rockford Mall

    Another shooting person shot at Rockford mall One person shot at a Rockford mall, still developing | Rockford Scanner 2nd shooting incident at the mall within weeks
  9. WX9RLT

    Rockford Police Going Fully Encrypted

    Rockford Police Going Fully Encrypted~ Rockford Police Going Fully Encrypted | | Rockford Scanner .
  10. WX9RLT

    Interesting Frequencies You Found?

    Figured I would make a post and see what others have found. What frequencies (Freq. and area) have you found interesting stuff on? Police, fire, medical, special ops, events, etc.... Let's make this a fun and informative thread!!!
  11. WX9RLT

    Suspect in illinois cop shooting is killed

    FULL STORY ~ SUSPECT IN ILLINOIS COP SHOOTING IS KILLED | | Rockford Scanner An Illinois man suspected of shooting a police officer after a traffic stop was shot and killed in an incident that also left an FBI agent wounded, Illinois State Police said Sunday. Authorities said at a news...
  12. WX9RLT

    Serious Accident Involving A Tractor In Winnebago County

    Today several emergency personnel were dispatched to a serious accident that involved a vehicle crashing into a tractor in Winnebago County. Helicopter was requested to the scene Helicopter Requested To Accident Scene | Rockford Scanner "Breaking News As It Happens"
  13. WX9RLT

    Police shoot and kill man in Rockford

    More info ~Man Shot & Killed By Officers In Rockford | Rockford Scanner "Breaking News As It Happens"
  14. S

    Kencom Police dispatch

    Hey guys, i was wondering if someone would be able to tell me what channel is actually P1, P2, & P3. Also what frequency does Oswego use to communicate with the Front desk at their office? Im trying to program my radio and i want the best results to be able to hear everything. Also would Kencom...
  15. B

    Unable to Receive Illinois DUCOMM

    I used Freescan to load DUCOMM frequencies into Uniden BCD396XT which uses Starcom21. They are in the unit, but there is no audio. I downloaded the data from radio reference database. Does anyone know if they are complete or correct since I cannot located any comments. Thank you.
  16. WX9RLT

    Comed Building Fire In Rockford

    Video of the Comed Building Fire in Rockford and info. Video ~ Rockford Scanner ~ ComEd Building Fire In Rockford, Illinois on 11/30/2013 - YouTube More info ~ Comed Building Is On Fire In Rockford | Rockford Scanner
  17. mgoday

    Tactical channel question

    Lansing, IL - PD has a tac channel on 155.040 (as listed in the RR database). When they go to that channel, I hear one of the automated weather channels with the PD at a much lower level underneath. I'm using a Uniden BC355N. I would appreciate any tips on how to filter out / separate the two...
  18. S

    Kendall County Sheriff's Department

    hey there! i was wondering if anyone knew what frequency the Kendall county sheriff's department is now on? I cant seem to find it and haven't heard them in a long time on 453.47500. Does anyone know what they switched to? Thanks!
  19. WX9RLT

    Fatal Shooting In Rockford

    Fatal Shooting In Rockford ~ Fatal Shooting On College ave | Rockford Scanner
  20. C

    Vermilion Co Highway switched to TRBO?

    I'm hearing TRBO on 156.180 from Urbana. Wondering if the highway department has switched to TRBO? The FCC licnese has an emission code for MOTOTRBO.