• 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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    Links keep changing

    Has anyone else noticed that the links to online scanner feeds have been changing A LOT lately? I keep a few bookmarks on my toolbar as well as a few playlist files on my desktop to quick launch a feed in a media player. My co-worker and I have been doing it for *years* without issue. Seems...
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    RF Links?

    Hi All, I'm relatively new to scanner land and was noticing on a lot of the RadioReference frequency listings for my area that the fire departments each have their VHF frequency, but then there is also a UHF frequency labeled as RF Link or Link. I am not able to receive many of the farther out...
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    2 meter repeater linked system

    Due to health reasons, I've been out of the loop for awhile on the status of the linked repeater systems for central Iowa. Used to be that 147.075 was the flagship for an RF type system that went border to border, north / south. Upon reviewing the SKYWARN page on the NWS Des Moines site, I...
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    Comments in 4.9 GHz proceeding could have 700 MHz impact

    Washington, D.C. Yesterday, the FCC voted to initiate a proceeding to reconsider the use of the 4.9 GHz band dedicated solely to public safety a decade ago. Part of the proceeding will be to examine whether the band can be used better by allowing non-public-safety entities access to the 50 MHz...
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    Feed Problem

    I have two issues regarding my scanner feed. 1 - As I have posted previously, the scanner just disconnects without any indication given on my host computer. I get an email (thankfully) stating that I am 'offline' and then I have to go restart the software. 2 - Is there any way to permanently...
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    Anyone know this site: HAM_RIGS?

    I just came across the site: http://ham_rigs.byethost7.com/ Seems decent enough. It's a wiki, so anyone can contribute, I've added my Yaesu FRG-7700 to give it a try: http://ham_rigs.byethost7.com/doku.php/manufacturers:yaesu:frg-7700. Lots of other rigs are already on the site, although many in...