• 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:


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    BCD996XT: Philadelphia Fire

    I have a Uniden BCD996XT with the factory antenna and live just a couple miles outside of West Philadelphia. I used Radio Reference and ARC XT to program my scanner. It will not pick up Philadelphia Police or Fire.. It keeps saying finding control channel, same with chester county. Anyone...
  2. D

    Philly police sporadic

    Hello everyone, My BCD436HP works great for monitoring Bucks and Montco, but Philly police is sporadic. I drive all over the city of Philadelphia during the day so it can't be a location problem. The scanner will be picking up all Philly police traffic for maybe twenty minutes or half an hour...
  3. B

    Philadelphia Fire - Scanner

    Need some general guidelines on programming Philly fire into a pro-106. How much of the new system can even be monitored on it? Isnt most of it encrypted now?
  4. NUGEN

    Need help programming a BC796D to Phila Project 25

    I am using Arc 250 software and have not been able to get this scanner to pick anything up. Ive tried several ways. I first loaded all frequencies then just control channels, using band plan 1 and tried 4. Nothing works...has anyone had any luck with this or can give me any insight whether it...
  5. GTR8000

    Philadelphia Granted a 13 Month Narrowbanding Wavier by FCC

    The city applied for an 18 month extension to the narrowbanding deadline in September, and was granted 13 months. The waiver affects numerous VHF and UHF frequencies throughout the city. They now have until February 1, 2014 to narrowband the affected frequencies. The full text of the waiver...