• 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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    Remote Speaker Mic 4 Uniden?

    Hi, I have the Uniden GMR5089 and I’m trying to find a compatible Remote Speaker Mic. Any advice?
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    remote unattended programming / operation of late model Uniden scanners

    We have several Uniden scanners in remote unattended operation, mostly to gather audio for INDOT and the Purdue Traffic Lab. Starting with the BCD-996P2, we noticed that the scanner control port is now a plain USB port that emulates a serial port to the scanner. Prev models had a "real" serial...
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    Setting Up MC1000 Deskset Remotes

    So, recently the wiring for our station's MC1000's was botched. They now do not transmit. Does anyone have an installation guide or even a basic pinout of the wires for the remotes?
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    XTL5000 High Power w/ W3 Control Head

    I recently purchased a headless XTL 5000 high power. I changed the control head from an 05 to a W3 HHCH. The W3 will allow me to change the channel and volume. When I key up the radio it will transmit the MDC info but the microphone doesn't seem to pick up any sound. I have searched the forums...
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    Spectra Remote Cable

    Hello everyone. Im trying to remote mount my older Spectra radio and im having trouble finding the right cable. Its an older radio (model no. DA4KM+067W) but from what ive been able to find it is remote-able. Ive tried to find cables but the only ones i can find have the DB15 connector...
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    BCD536HP: Couch Potato IR Remote Control

    I saw another posting on this Uniden forum where a user created an infrared remote control for his BCD536HP scanner. I thought that was a cool idea so I built my own. I posted a video of the design on Youtube if you are interested: https://youtu.be/luPVvZm59rI This little hacker project is...
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    Seeking specs for Orion UHF D2UHG7

    I been searching the web for what the channel capacity the Orion D2UHG7 remote head system is capable of? I asked the seller and he tells me 16 channels, I know that can't be for a late-ish model Orion. Anyone be able to fill in the blanks for me? Thanks!
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    Transfering a database to remote scanners

    I work with three scanners. At home, I am running a bcd996t on ProScan software. I have finally configured the database to just were I like it. Now I want to transfer that database and configuration to the scanners I listen to at work. At work I monitor a bcd996xt and bcd996t. Both scanners...
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    Beta Testers Required for new iOS app (listen, monitor, program and more)

    Hello all, We are currently looking for a few good beta testers to help give our new iOS app a good run through it's paces. This new app, scan-streamer, enables users to stream not only live audio, but real-time scanner display info (talkgroups/banks, channels, tags, etc). Users of...
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    BCD536 Remote listening

    Remote listening This might be a dumb question but everything I have read talks about the ability to listen remotely to your scanner using a smart phone or tablet. So I am wondering if I will be able to access my scanner from my work computer (desktop) without having to install any software on...
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    TK-890 remote won't power up unless I put ground to control head Pin 3

    Just inherited half a dozen high power TK-890 remote single band single head radios with KCH11 heads to manage for our local ham group. Applying power to the input lead had no effect. On the 9 pin drawer side of the radio there were two wires coming off of it: Pins 2 & 3 spliced together...
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    If money were no object???

    I need to place my 996xt at a remote location that is in a better location to receive signals. I also need to control the scanner, I need to record audio, and need to be able to erase those audio files from my home location to prevent my remote hard drive from becoming filled up. I also need to...
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    Remote Speaker indicatior

    I have a mobile/scanner rack with 4 different scanners w/external speakers would like to put a different colored LED in each speaker enclosure to identify the scanner that the audio was comming from. Anybody have a small circuirt design that would do the job? The external speakers at not...
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    Remote Speaker for Scanner - Jeep Liberty

    For the small portable scanner that I keep in my Jeep Liberty I wanted to mount a remote speaker closer to my ears. After thinking about if for a while I found a location and made a little clip mount. As per usual here's a little video of the build and mounting. Remote Speaker for Scanner -...
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    Philadelphia remote broadcast frequencies

    Years ago I liked to listen to the chatter of TV news crews and traffic patrols, but my 450-451 and 455-456 Mhz list is badly out of date. Obviously a lot of the comms have gone to cell phones but I did hear a KYW3 helicopter while it was taping video of a fire near my Pinelands location. If you...
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    News and Feed Alerts

    Is it possible with the API to remotely update the News and Feed Alerts? I listen a lot on my Blackberry, and it would be nice to be able to submit the News/Alert information via SMS, email, web app, etc. Anyone doing this? Is it possible? kd8jhc
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    Motorola Spectra HELP!!

    I have a trunking Spectra trunk mount that I just received and I am trying to wipe out the old frequencies and system that it came with. I know a little about these but obviously not enough because I can remove the conv. modes but the trunking system, well I just cant figure out how to get rid...