• 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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    XTS2500 PTT

    How does one go about replacing the XTS2500 PTT? I have a BN 2500 with a PTT that cracked right in the middle and I want to replace it. The issue isn't finding the replacement part, it's how to get it in. From what I can tell it has 4 'fins' in each corner that hold it in place. How you you...
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    RoIP - Consumer Use

    Hey there, Does anyone know of a commercial solution for PTT radio that utilizes Radio over Internet Protocol? I am thinking this would be a great 'low tech' solution that could allow my kids to be able to talk to their friends in a different city, without the need for a smart phone. Hopefully...
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    XTL P25 PTT Sidetone

    Hi everyone. I am wondering if it is possible to have some type of sidetone on an XTL when talking on a P25 Conventional channel. On the conventional channels, we use the MDC pre sidetone. Is there anything like this for a P25 conventional channel? I know you can use the "clear beep" in the...
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    PTT/Devices/Carrier - Digital 2-way

    Hello Apologize if I am in the wrong place, but I am in need for some information. I have been looking for a dependable 'life safety" communications solution in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Over the last year I have been testing out PTT, conventional and digital radios I looked at Motorola...
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    VX-231, VX-351 How to Dismantle

    Hi all, Could anyone provide me with some help on our to dismantle a 231 or 351. I have one of each that needs the PTT button replacing. The black cover plus the silicone cover underneath. Regards
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    Regency HR 25

    I need help wiring the microphone phonoplug for a Regency HR 25 FM 2 meter transceiver. This is a Tip, Ring, Sleeve plug. I assume one of the contacts is for the PTT button.
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    need help with Motorola GP68

    hi people I have just brought a Motorola GP of eBay, now i have never had a radio like this before, only one like a cheap standard 8 channel pre programmed frequencies radio, i have followed a couple of guides to set up the unit but im having a problem where i constantly get a noise when turned...
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    Surplus Bowman Headset to PTT to Motorola single pin (TLKR / Talkabout) connector?

    Hi people-more-learned-than-me, what I want to do is rewire a British Army surplus Bowman Headset like this: Uploaded with ImageShack.us ...to a large PTT button like this: ...and the correct connector for Motorola TLKR T series handsets like this: ...to end up with something like this: ...
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    Motorola Radios with PTT Sidetone

    I brought up this question before but I didn't really know how to word it. From my research (Batboard • View topic - HT1000 Talk Permit Tone on Conventional, IT CAN BE DONE!) I've found that the HT1000 can be programmed to have a PTT Sidetone, or a Talk Permit Tone (TPT). What other...