• 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. johnnyelectron

    Lucas/NW & MARCS reband 396T

    Hello, had a working 396XT on Lucas/NW Ohio simulcast and on the Toledo MARCS site. 396XT downgrade, replaced by 396T Uniden. Control Channel programming a non-starter on MARCS or on Lucas County simulcast on the 396T. Is there a specific "Bandplan" template that I need to program in addition to...
  2. T

    Setting up offset meaning

    Hi I want to make sure I am programming this correctly when I have something like this Frequency Offset Tone Call Location ST/PR Use VOIP Mi Dir 443.7000 +5 MHz 100.0 VE2RHH Montreal, Ecole Polytechnique QC OPEN 2.3 WNW so the first frequency is the receiving frequency = 443.7000 when...
  3. M

    Need help with programming...

    I am attempting to program my own HT1000 for use on the local VHF Public Safety Repeater, however, we don't have a usual radio technician to guide me through this process. I notice the HT1000 doesn't allow for an offset...only TX/RX channel...what offset is 150-160 MHz? I have obtained all my...
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    understanding offset/directional shift

    Hello to all, I belong to a group near Heilwood, PA that uses 462.300 PL91.5 Can anyone tell me more on how to figure out my offset/directional shift?
  5. M

    Repeater antenna questions OFFSET vs OMNI

    Hello guys, Me and my fellow hams are preparing to build a repeater (2m & 70cm), solar powered, sharing the same site/tower. So far, we've acquired all but the antennas. I found a few, but decided to go with the same guys that built our duplexers. They list the antennas needed for our...
  6. P

    LTR Passport TRS - Essex County Canada

    Hello, Still very new to scanning. Trying to get my BCD396xlt to work with our local fire department. Essex County Fire department is on LTR Passport TRS (trs is ???) I have downloaded all the freq's into my scanner. Nothing heard in a few days. The Radio Reference page doesn't show...