• 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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    Hot Mic

    I picked up a used 400W HF amp. I dropped it into my system between my multi-band 80m OCF dipole and my 100W HF radio. My dipole passes overhead the shack about 20' above me and my gear. Prior to getting the amp I had no trouble in the shack running barefoot. The EMP calculations (assuming...
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    ouch I got shocked in my ear

    The other day I was listening to my Pro 106 with earbuds while driving down the interstate. All of the sudden I got a painful electric shock in my ear. Since it was in my ear it also sounded like a gunshot. I had the Pro 106 plugged into a power inverter that was plugged into a cigarette...
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