• 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:

police and fire

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    PRO-91 Scanner and Kirkwood, MO

    FIRST... I am not an experienced scanner person, so forgive my ignorance... I turn it on and plug in the freq and hope to hear something. :) I use it to listen to local Fire / Police / Ambulance happenings in Kirkwood, Crestwood, Glendale, Webster area etc.. I used to be able to scan and...
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    What scanner and frequencies for Trent Hills,Ontario?

    At this time I only have a Realistic Pro-38,which is fine for listening to local ham radio repeaters. What would I need to listen to Trent Hills,ON emergency services? Are they encrypted? In which case I may as well not bother upgrading! Recommended outside antenna? Discone,other? Local...
  3. W

    Which Handheld is Best

    I am a Reserve Deputy in NC. Unfortunately, that means I get the bottom of the pile when it comes to radio equipment, so I am looking for an inexpensive handheld UHF radio to replace an old Motorola HT750. The ht750 will not transmit unless I am in the Sheriffs department, which makes it...
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    Chester County P25 System

    Looks like there is a control channel on the air in the West Chester area for the new TRS: 851.6125 SysID: 00A WACN: 92466 Site RFSSID: 010 Site ID: 010 Site NAC: 010 This frequency is part of the current pool for the Multinet system and was in the proposed pool for the new East/Central group...
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    Police Scanner for Eastern Cuyahoga County

    Hello All! New guy here with a question regarding police scanners. Thank you in advance for any advice you provide.... I am looking to purchase a handheld police scanner as a birthday gift in the next day or two. Can anyone tell me what type of handheld scanner works best for my area (Eastern...
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    Houston, TX - City PD joins county radio network.

    HPD flips the switch May 7th. HPD joins county radio network - Your Houston News: News
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    Amateur Radio & Scanners

    Hey all! Henry N2HJS here.. I guess I just wanted to make a post and get some opinions and learn some new things here. I'll start by telling you about myself.. I am 15 years old and I've been a Ham Radio operator for quite a while now with a General License. I've been operating mainly with...
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    Buying a Motorola Digital 2way radio for listening ?

    EDIT: I not just looking a Motorola radios it can be any brand. If I had like a Motorola Digital radio. and I programmed it with the the local police, fire, etc Freq. with is P25. Would that work. I know I would have to program DEC,HEX, Alpha Tags etc. so I can hear what I want/ or am I...
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    Warren County, Ohio Police and Fire Feed Gone

    The Warren County, Ohio Police and Fire feed was offline for a little but I'm not sure how long exactly. I think I read somewhere on the website that after 3 weeks offline that the feed gets deleted. Is this true and also does that mean that this feed will never be back? I hope it comes back...