• 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. otter9309

    Silent Key (scrotumola)

    Our long time amigo passed away today at 4:29pm. John was a long time personality and presence in the radio world. He will be greatly missed. I will post funeral arrangements when they are announced.
  2. KE4ZNR

    Passing of Daniel Michael KM4WLV

    This morning I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Daniel Michael KM4WLV. Daniel was very active here at RR in both the NC & Unication Forums. Daniel was a great guy who personified what it means to be a radio elmer in that he always made time to help others learn more about our...
  3. 737mech

    Herb Kelleher

    Rest in peace to the best boss there ever was. Herb Kelleher Southwest Airlines.
  4. n3bxv

    Passing of member Troymail

    Saddened to learn today that long time member “Troymail” Troy Odendhal passed away unexpectedly at his home in North Carolina. His experience and insight will be missed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. KE4ZNR

    Passing of forum member TroyMail

    It is with heavy heart that I notify everyone of the passing of RR member Troymail. Ray Zimmerman From the G4/G5 users group posted the following where Troy was an active member: Troy was a great ambassador for the hobby and was always helpful to anyone that asked. He will be missed here...
  6. LEH


    There was a post on the Facebook G4/G5 page announcing that one of most proficient posters, Troymail has died. No cause of death, but the post stated he was in good health and that he was 56. RIP Troy, your comments, help, and assistance will be missed.
  7. V

    CARMA founder Ted Moran passed away

    Wanted to let northern IN know and others as well, that Ted Moran had passed away yesterday. Founder of the Chicagoland CARMA group which supported IN too. He also grouped together at the lakefront during airshow time to meet and help many of us with our hobbies. I know there are many of us from...
  8. N9JIG

    Ted Moran, N9UQW Passes away

    Ted Moran, N9UQW (Chgomonitor) passed away this morning from complications due to cancer. We are awaiting word on any type of services planned. Ted was a founding member and moving force behind CARMA and was extremely influential in its origination and operations. He started the original...
  9. K

    NASWA news

    For those that are members of the North American SW Association (NASWA) and might not have heard - Bill Oliver, who handled the publishing duties of the Journal, passed away from a heart attack this past March Consequently the old address on Wildflower Road has been closed down, and the club's...
  10. B

    Reported passing of Al Stern (Satellite Beach, FL)

    All, I was just notified that Al Stern passed away yesterday. edit: I don't think he was active here - but he ran several yahoo groups-based scanning resource pages. I have no other details on his passing, sorry. regards, doug
  11. Michael-SATX

    Silent Key - Broadcaster Art Bell 72 - W6OBB

    Hello with some sad news to report, I am now listenning to Coast 2 Coast AM on our WOAI 1200 AM station in San Antonio, TX tonight and radio host George Nooray just announced that Art Bell has died today at 72 years old at his home in Pahrump Nevada,” the Sheriff’s Department in Nye County...
  12. E

    OHIOSCAN Silent Key

    Hey Folks I have some sad news, Mike Fink OHIOSCAN http://forums.radioreference.com/members/ohioscan.html Passed away March 1 Michael G. Fink Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information
  13. PMJ2kx

    Dick Harris Passes Away (1929-2016)

    Just found out that DickH passed away last week. Richard "Dick" Harris Obituary, Portland, OR
  14. jcardani

    Dave Richman's passing

    It with my deepest sympathies to announce the passing of David E. Richman KB2VXL of Haddon Township (RR user name of Plato). Dave was an avid scanner enthusiast and amateur radio operator. Dave was a retired Camden Police officer. His radio knowledge was second to none, and he will be missed...
  15. ecps92

    Silent Key

    >Forum Admins< Please move if you find a more appropriate forum Clyde N1BHH - Silent Key Very sorry to report the news of Clyde N1BHH's passing Friday. Clyde had been diagnosed just weeks ago with pancreatic cancer. He will be missed. :( Rest in Peace our Friend and watch over our...
  16. SCPD

    MN Police Clips Website Creater Passed Away

    Sad story. Listened to archived calls from Minnesota and some other states with big events. Real nice site he ran. Obit: Jeff Sandell, brains behind mnpoliceclips.com, police scanner monitoring site Mystery man behind MN Police Clips, police scanner site, dies at 39 - StarTribune.com
  17. J

    Former Hennepin County Sheriff's Radio Dispatcher Has Passed

    Probably few here have been around long enough to know of a Hennepin County Sheriff's Radio dispatcher by the name of Jack Benver, also known as Father Hennepin. He has passed and here is a bit about him: Sergeant Jack Benver In Loving Memory Of Retired Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff...
  18. UPMan

    Phil Henry's Passing

    Our thoughts go out the family and friends of Phil Henry, who we lost this week. Phil was a great supporter of Uniden, bringing us innovative scanner technologies including Beartracker Warning System and Close Call RF Capture, and Location-Based Scanning on all of which he is a named inventor...
  19. blantonl

    Silent Key - Lou Maag - W5QHS

    It goes without saying that our hearts are heavy today. Lou Maag passed away last night at age 64 after struggling with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and family and went peacefully. Lou was one of our first database administrators, going all the way back to the days of...
  20. RadioJonD

    KD4LCY - Silent Key

    Steve Taylor ,RR member and contributor to the Alabama forum (and others) , passed away yesterday at the age of Fifty. Steve was a friend and former colleague in AL-DPS Communications. I'll never soon forget our many excursions with as many radios as we could cram into a vehicle with twice...