• 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:


  1. SCPD

    Weather Satellite Question

    I have not dabbled in this area enough to understand much other than setting up software available for decoding APT. The only question is reading elevation and azimuth to determine when a satellite will be directly or nearly directly overhead. I can't do decodes from weather satellites just...
  2. K

    FM Sats to Work with Minimal Equipment

    We have SO-50 and the ISS up there now ... coming soon (hopefully in October, 2015) we will have FOX-1A. It promises to be EASIER to work than SO-50 - since its downlink will be on 2M, and uplink on 440. That should provide us with at least 6db INCREASE in reception signal - making DIY and...
  3. KJ4TDM

    FTA Satellites

    I have received 2 full separate FTA satellite systems with motors. I worked for days trying to get one system setup with the motor and all with no luck. I used sadoun.com for a reference on setup. So i just fixed it where i could get Galaxy 19, its the one everyone talks about, i was not...
  4. Dustybill69

    New at this type of thing.

    I have heard of programs for slow scan tv signals from the ISS or other satellites, is there a software program for police scanners to receive and decode these?
  5. millrad

    ARISSat-1 is falling

    Popular radio satellite about to become silent - Hartford Hobby Radio | Examiner.com