• 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:

new radio

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    New radio, what channels to program?

    Greetings! I am a new, unlicensed owner of a Baofeng UV82HP. I have downloaded the CHIRP software and am overwhelmed with programming options. I would like to use the radio for talking to family in the same geographical area, for use while offroading or hiking, possibly talking to family in...
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    Garland TX New Radios

    Anyone have info on new digital (encrypted) system being installed in Garland TX? What models of scanners will scan the new system?
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    Augmenting/Replacing BC-780

    So, I have a BC-780XLT and the programming software. I'm interested in expanding my capabilities and performance level so am looking for suggestions. This is for base operation and I'm not interested in a handheld at the moment. The 780 does trunk-tracking fairly well and scans quickly...