• 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. H


    Im having serious problems with my scanner on Baltimore City PD channels. I've put in ALL the available frequencies in the APCO band plan AND Trunk frequencies section of Freescan. The problem is when i set the scanner to a particular channel lets say Northeast District; one particular...
  2. Ksmith88

    Newbie question - Augusta

    Is the Augusta area on phase 1 or phase 2 of p25? I want to get the right scanner.
  3. scseh

    Why the Forsyth County fire department has decided to encrypt its radios, and why that concerns First Amendment expert

    Why the Forsyth County fire department has decided to encrypt its radios, and why that concerns First Amendment expert Kelly Whitmire FCN staff Updated: Feb. 1, 2019, 4:52 p.m. For years, local residents have had the ability to monitor fire and law enforcement traffic on radio scanners...
  4. Devin_88

    BCD325P2: I Can't hear York County, P25 on my BCD325P2.

    I tried programing my BCD325P2 for York County, PA's P25 system, its a Harris P25 Phase 2 system. I can get a signal from my local site, and I see the channel Id's, but I don't hear any audio. I have a P25 Phase 2 system by Motorola already programed from my Primary Country and it works...
  5. E

    Trunking - Phase I & II - questions :)

    Hi! I was raised in a home where my Dad always had police scanners, even with crystals etc. I'm interested in getting a trunking scanner for the house. I'm not too familiar with them, nor the Phase type etc. I can tell you what I'm looking for - I live in Ohio, near Cleveland in suburb. Is it...
  6. B

    Dallas P25 upgrade

    Anyone have an ETA on when Dallas or Dallas County is going to switch over to digital? I know it has been in the works for awhile.
  7. hotshotmike1001

    unkown P25 system located LHC

    found a new unkown P25 system During a custom Search with the SDS100 the tower has a very strong sig only picking up Data so far no onces talking on it yet 172.13500 and 172.6500 site 69 NAC is A52H RFS ID 2 WAC BD000H
  8. CopperWhopper67

    Motorola XTS5000 5000R Model I - Question

    I am in the market for my first professional Motorola radio and I am heavily considering an XTS5000 Model I with the MPN:H18KEC9PW5AN. Does this radio support MDC1200 Signalling? How arduous is it to program this radio? Any other information can be provided upon request. Thanks!
  9. U

    Allentown Public Safety

    going to a Harris P25 Phase 2 anybody got any setup for programming?
  10. CopperWhopper67

    SRRCS SmartZone vs SRRCS P25

    I live near Sacramento and am frequently listening to both the Sacramento Regional Radio Communications Type II SmartZone System, and the P25 System I hear plenty of traffic on the Sheriff Talkgroups (among others) on both systems. There are distinct differences between the two systems: P25...
  11. M


    Hi, I'm trying to listen to my local police, I have a BAOFENG UV-5R but its analog? and my police use digital P25? I also have 2 RTL SDR USB dongles. Here is a list of my frequencies https://i.imgur.com/dR9QksP.png I'm lookin for a scanner that can listen to P25 systems, I've looked around...
  12. C

    Will G5 work on a SmartZone system in migration to p25?

    Help me understand the G5 I just came across this device and think it will help me with the problems I have encountered with the RadioShack Pro-668 SCAN. I simply don’t get all the transmissions anymore. Moving on, I like everything about the G5 from durability, size, testimonials, etc. and...
  13. MedicDavid78

    DSD+ Error??

    Does anyone know what this means? I haven't seen it before in all the years I've been using DSD+ and UniTrunker... For some reason in the middle of decoding the tower next to mine showed in red and started displaying "ISOLATED" several times then started displaying "ISOLATED, FAILED". Does...
  14. E

    Receiving/Decoding Two P25 Channels Simultaneously via RTLSDR and OP25

    I've got OP25 (boatbod) rx.py working using an RTLSDR dongle, and the audio sounds great. Is there a way to simultaneously receive/decode more than one channel that falls within the RTL's 2.4MHz of spectrum being sampled? The two channels I'm interested in are not trunked channels. They were...
  15. J

    DSD Plus can't quite get there

    OK, I made a similar post to this which got deleted (I have no idea why, there was nothing wrong with it) .. but I will try this again. I am very close to getting DSD Plus in combination with SDR Sharp to work to decode P25. I see the signal spikes, the color bars of the signal etc. ... but...
  16. J

    US DoD (14C) Key West NAS Site

    Spending a few days down South, way down South! And brought my Whistler TRX-1 along for some entertainment while walking the dogs. The county P25 system is coming in great, even heard the NAS tower, but the trunked system has been quiet for two days. The last 12 hours or so I've been...
  17. Danny37

    Questions about the XTS5000

    I tried researching to find this info but nothing came up. Does anyone know when was the xts5000 launched in America? I'm thinking 2003 but I'm unsure. Also, the early batch of radios known as "Revision A" or "Version A" where launched in between what 2 time frames? 2003-2006? Thanks in advance.
  18. B

    DSD+ audio issues

    Hello, I setup dsd+ with a nooelec HESDR Mini I think its called, and I am trying to decode my local police station in Tracy, CA San Joaquin County (https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=221) and all I see is a lot of errors and invalids and all of that, and it is making the sound skip...
  19. H

    VX-P924 programming help

    I was looking for some help with programming. I am able to receive the transmission, but unable to transmit. The proper NAC code is in. Do I need the TGID?
  20. Buttabean

    Clarke County/Athens City Type II P25 Phase I

    How does the admins at RR find out the talk group ID names as ive found out that clarke county sheriff/Athens police are on a digital network now but im only able to use a wildcard to monitor with and its very hard to determine what traffic is by only monitoring. Also 1 side of the traffic is...