• 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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    Dedicated VHF Antenna?

    I'm sure it's already out there, but I haven't been able to locate the thread that answers my specific question. If anyone could point me in the right direction, it'd be greatly appreciated! Looking for a VHF specific antenna for an HT1250, particularly for transceiving narrowband between...
  2. BlueDevil

    MagOne BRP40 Narrowband Issue

    I recently helped out an organization with reprogramming a couple hundred Motorola MagOne BPR40 UHF Radios. During the process of reprogramming the radios several of the radios also needed to be brought within the narrowband requirements. Upon reprogramming the radio for narrowband operation the...
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    WS1040: Programming a talkgroup help!

    Hello I am new to the scanner world! I just recently got a Whistler WS1040! My local police agency just updated to an digital trunked system. I have set up talk groups and I hear nothing. I am able to hear my local fire department and other agencies using frequencies perfectly. I have entered...
  4. BlueDevil

    Sinclair Mobile Duplexer Tuning

    I have a Sinclair Mobile Duplexer in a portable repeater. ( Sinclair Technologies Online Product Catalog - MR254B-2 ) I believe that this is a Band-Pass only duplexer so my question is if I wanted to reverse the TX and RX frequencies do I need to retune the duplexer? Or can I simply swap the...
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    Alinco: Alinco DJ 580T portable repair

    I've searched the web and this site and have not been able to find out if anyone still repairs Alinco portables. Does anyone have information on this? 73, Gregg, N2UUP
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    Transmission stops when car turns on

    I own BaoFeng UV-82C. I am facing strange issue with this device. I stop receiving transmission when I turn on my car or put the car on ACC (battery on). I start receiving the transmission as soon as the battery is turned off. Is this because the car's inbuilt antenna (for music system) is...
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    Antenna for BCD436HP for Southern California

    I am new to the scanner hobby and have a BCD436HP on order. I understand that a third party antenna would enhance the signal I receive. I live south of LAX near the coast and not too far from the Port of LA. So, with the possibility of all kinds different activity to listen to, I was...
  8. BlueDevil

    Repeater Double Kerchunk

    I recently setup a Bendix King Rapid Deployment Portable Repeater. Everything seems to be operating normally however we are getting a double kerchunk after transmitting through the repeater. I haven't been able to isolate the cause. However I do know that it's not normal because we have other...
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    Troubleshooting bad audio on a M/A-Com 700P

    Hello all, I am trying to fix the audio on 2 M/A-Com 700P portables. I have attached the audio file of what the bad audio sounds like so you can hear it for your self. First let me tell you what I have tried. I tried using a speaker mic, no speaker mic, a different talk group, different...
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    Did I damage my receiver?

    Hello. Ever since I was playing around with my portable today and I accidentally hit a ceiling lamp (metal..) with the telescopic antenna I've been hearing a "buzzing" sound on my portable. No matter what I do it doesn't go away, there's this "buzz buzz buzz buzz" sound. The radio still works, I...
  11. kg4ojj

    TYT T5 400-520 MHz handheld radio

    Hello all, I recently purchased a TYT T5 UHF portable radio, which holds 16 channels and covers the UHF band (400 to 520 MHz). It looks and feels like my Baofeng and Wouxun radios and cost similarly ($28 shipped, on eB_y). It uses the same programming cable and accessories as the...
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    Kenwood TK-5310G Help

    Hi, I am looking for some help or advice on what to do with a problem I am currently having with a Kenwood TK-5310G UHF portable radio. I decided today to look at the test mode for the radio and clicked on the Battery Warning Level. Well i clicked on transmit and now it is flashing that i...
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    HT 200 repairs

    Does anyone know of someone who repairs Motorola HT 200 portables? I also trying to find a table showing model nos. so I can find out what frequency, options, etc. this radio has. 73, Gregg, N2UUP
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    Best portable to match with home patrol

    Have the HP1 and love it but it is a tad to bulky to carry, so I would like to get another portable to use with similar features or at least some ease of use. My wish list is that it can download and hold lists, and that it gets the same radio systems as HP, and finally you don't need a masters...
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    RDU 4100 (RDX Series)

    Need some information regarding the RDU 4100 on site business radio. Is this a consumer product? Is it compatible with a repeater? Any problems or concerns with the portable? Any other information you can provide would also be very helpful because I cant find a lot of information regarding...
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    F3161 2 Tone Programming

    I understand that I must program one of the buttons to CALL in order to set the tones. I also see that in the channel list under 2 tone, you can program one of the 2 tone signals from the 2 tone list. If there are multiple 2 tone signals I want to send out on a single frequency, is there a way...
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    Vertex Firmware Update

    I am having trouble updating the FIRMWARE on several VX459 portables. I have several portables across both bands. I am trying to load FIRMARE 1.12. I am using the FIF-10A and the CT106 cable. The radios that I have trouble loading the new FIRMWARE into, all currently have FIRMWARE (1.05 and...
  18. Cole_Holocker

    Help with Newbie

    Hi Guys, I'm new to all this and am looking to purchase a scanner for the holidays. Below are some of the things i am looking for. Any help would be appreciated. Looking to Scan Carroll County Fire/Rescue, Carroll County Sherriffs dept, Maryland State Police, Howard County Police/Fire/Rescue...
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    newbie product questions

    Hey all, I'm no radio-head, except that I like my FM in remote places. I just joined this forum in hope of making the best possible purchase for my situation. We have a cabin in the SW foothills of Mt. St Helens, and are looking for a portable receiver that would reliably deliver the...
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    Cherokee AH-50 (6m portable)

    Does anyone know if there is a mod available for this rig to receive in the 46 MHz range? Haven't found anything so far on the Internet. Thanks, Gregg