• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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    What antenna to choose?

    I own a Uniden Bearcat BCD396XT MOBILE scanner and only listen to Fire/EMS and police frequencies, which are from 151-155 MHz VHF, and occasionally a 453 MHz channel. I am curious what antenna to get for my portable scanner to pick up one of the dispatch centers around 20 mi away. Also, what...
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