• 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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    BCD436HP: How to turn on / scan P25 trunked systems?

    Hi, I'm trying to determine how i can turn on P25 monitoring for my BCD436HP. I've read 4 strings here, and watched 2 YouTube videos, all of which seem to be skipping the beginning on HOW to turn this on. What i would like to accomplish is to be able to monitor these types of channels (as an...
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    CHP scanning in Silicon Valley / South Bay

    So per my other thread, I'm trying to determine how i should be configuring my new BCD436HP and what i should expect from a reception perspective. It was suggested there that i need to post this here to get additional feedback...
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    BCD436HP: New BCD436HP user / a few questions

    Hi, I just received my BCD436HP today, and have spent all afternoon playing with it. I think i have finally gotten close to getting it set up, but I'm now stuck on two last items. 1. I cannot seem to find an "optimal settings" thread to compare mine to, does such a thing exist that someone can...
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    396XT. Why does it search when I only want to scan?

    I received my 396XT today. So far, I've programmed it using FreeScan and RadioReference Database. I expected that when I hit "Scan" that it would scan for only the frequencies I entered. However, the radio is in fact going through all possible ranges (eg "Military Air" ). Question: Why does...