• 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. w2xq

    32nd Winter SWL Fest Feb 28-Mar 2, near Philadelphia

    "The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio hobbyists of all stripes, from DC to daylight. Every year scores of hobbyists descend on the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburbs for a weekend of camaraderie. The Fest is sponsored by NASWA, the North American Shortwave Association, but it covers much...
  2. R

    AZ Phoenix Scanner Meet Up

    Hello fellow enthusiasts. Is there any scanner meet ups around phoenix for people in our hobby? It seems like we have a lot of activity on here from Arizona, I know theres HAM meet-ups, but I was wondering if there was scanner meetups. We could discuss stuff going on with the current events we...
  3. J

    [Bilingual] Practicing to get a license / Pratique pour obtention d'une license

    Bonjour! (English translation below), Je suis tout nouveau dans le domaine de la radio amateur. Je viens de recevoir ma radio Baofeng UV-5RA que je me suis empressé de programmer. Je voudrais savoir s'il existe des ressources (livres, pdf) pour ce préparer à l'examen. J'ai télécharger le...
  4. WX9RLT

    Rockford Area Scanner Club

    Hi, We are starting a Rockford Area Scanner Club. We would like for you to join us. Our website - RockfordScanner.com Our Goals - Meet other scanner hobbyist, share frequencies and ideas, etc... Be sure to join us! Scanner enthusiasts, Ham radio operators, and anyone who is interested...