• 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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    Santa Clara down or just me? Feed: "County Sheriff, Police, Fire, CHP, and CAL FIRE"

    Feed is looping 10 second clip I was listening to a feed and it’s just repeating itself. Is there a way to report it as OFFLINE even if it’s not technically offline it’s just broken?
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    BCD436HP: New BCD436HP user / a few questions

    Hi, I just received my BCD436HP today, and have spent all afternoon playing with it. I think i have finally gotten close to getting it set up, but I'm now stuck on two last items. 1. I cannot seem to find an "optimal settings" thread to compare mine to, does such a thing exist that someone can...
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    Narrow Banding reception on older scanners?

    I'm new to this forum, so bear with me if I missed this topic in a search. I live and work in Santa Clara County, and with the narrow banding of VHF frequencies happening in Dec '10, how will this effect the reception on existing scanners? Our agency has older scanners (greater than 15 years...