• 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. RadioGuy1951

    NW Cal Lightning Fires

    Cal Fire MEU & HUU fightling several lightning caused fires in Northern Mendocino & Southern Humboldt counties... Air attack 110 (Mendocino Unit) along with Humboldt air attack in a running battle... Fires are generally along or near Bell Springs Road...I've heard of 6 incidents so far...
  2. aircatheavy

    wilson 1000 antenna Lightning Rod ???

    Hello, Just got my Wilson 1000 Mag Mount Antenna today and after sticking on the roof of my minivan I stood back and thought.... hmmmmm.....nice lightning rod. Is lightning a potential hazard with a 5ft metal whip antenna on top of your vehicle?
  3. C

    Simplex system possibly struck by lightning.

    Where I work we work with a Motorola radio setup, we run on 154mhz band, and use Motorola base telephone transceivers, and CP200 handhelds when we're in the field. This past weekend, we think our system may have been struck by lightning. Our radios now have what I would describe as a "ghost"...