• 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:

narrow banding

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    Looking for new motorola UHF mobile

    I have a cdm1250 uhf 450-512 and I'm using the 460 MHz range and its already narrow banded at 12.5 kHz but will need to drop it to 6.25 kHz in the near future and the cdm1250 isn't capable of this as far as I know of. Narrowbanding - The RadioReference Wiki My question is there a way the...
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    Local emergency services switching to narrow band?

    Just heard an informational page from the local emergency services dispatch that said: "all radios and pagers must be brought in tomorrow for the switch to narrow band". Can someone tell me what that means? Will I still be able to listen to my local agencies' radio traffic? Thanks!
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    Scratchy transmissions?

    I use my scanner for fire/ems use and ever since the Comm Center was narrow banded it has been picking up the transmissions real scratchy. Is this from the narrow banding? Can it be fixed...I tried moving it to different locations with no luck...I live approx 1/2 mile from the Comm Center.
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    Narrow Banding reception on older scanners?

    I'm new to this forum, so bear with me if I missed this topic in a search. I live and work in Santa Clara County, and with the narrow banding of VHF frequencies happening in Dec '10, how will this effect the reception on existing scanners? Our agency has older scanners (greater than 15 years...