• 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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    IDPS Paging Tone/Sound/Noise

    Hey Friends...I hope you can help. I'm just curious more than anything, and learning a lot about my new scanner. It's a Uniden Bearcat BCD996P2, and every now and then I get several paging tones....usually displaying IDPS Paging. I've been locking them out when then happen, but should I be...
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    Poor Sound Quality

    I recently purchased a Motorola XTS 2500i in 7/800 P25 for the Ohio MARCS system. The radio was programmed by a government affiliated company, due to the radio needing a specific ID. The radio is extremely quiet when receiving transmissions. It almost sounds as if the radio is turned all the way...
  3. ptfd13

    APX 6000 Quick-Call II Alert

    I'm trying to find where in the programming software this option is. I'm sure it's sitting right in front of me but I can't seem to find it. I want to change the sound that is played when an alert is received but I can't seem to find the setting for it. Loads of sounds in the software but I'm...
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    BCD325P2: Bartlett, TN P25 Sound issues

    New scanner seems to work but on some channels one side seems to be scrambled. Dispatcher side is clear, but Car to car, seems to have strange issue, sound is garbled beyond recognition. Is there some setting I can change to help this out. Second issue, the sound in general seems overdriven...
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    Sound equipment question

    Hello. I am a complete noob when it comes to electronics. Recently I got a shortwave radio with plug for headphones. I have had fun with trying to find various international stations (I think this is called DXing) and other sounds. The radio is pretty simple and the sound isn't great. I find a...
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    Where is the problem?

    Hello everyone! I have a problem. Yesterday I started to record my Uniden bc125at scanner with scanner recorder program. ( using scanner headphone jack, cable like this 3.5mm jack to rca - , and adapter 3.5mm jack to rca - to connect to scanner ), but there's one problem- noise. (example, starts...
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    Radio Shack PRO-164 no sound issue

    Hello, I've got a weird issue with my PRO-164. I've had the scanner for almost 2 years now and have never had any problems with it. I've listened to trunked systems (Anne Arundel County, MD), conventional (West Mifflin, PA & PA State Police Turnpike). I've even listened to CB's. This thing ran...
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    Fire Station Audio System

    Ok, so I trying to design a cost-effective solution to have a speaker system through-out our firehouse. The speaker system will have 2 sets of speakers, 6 Alerting Speakers, and 6 Speakers for the Scanner. The 6 Alerting Speakers will Have 1 Volume control in-wall knob. While, the 6 scanner...
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    Scanner "hallway" sound issue

    I have been working relentlessly on providing a good quality feed. I purchased everything I need to make my 2 scanners broadcast in stereo feed. After hooking everything up, I found the feed sounded good, but was still broadcasting in mono. I had to go into the scanner cast settings and click...
  10. Raptor05121

    Yaesu FT-2400 problems

    Hey guys, I have come across TWO Yaesu FT-2400s. Each has their own problem. My first one I had for a long time mounted in my truck as a fire radio. I had it in storage for 6-8 months and powering it up today, it wouldn't. It keeps blowing fuses. I've removed the front LCD panel, and still goes...
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    Sound Quality Issue on Pro 106

    I must first thank those who have already helped me here by answering my questions. I have now had my pro 106 for a few months and have had plenty of time to test test it. It seems that both the sound quality (speaker distortion and frequency range) has much to be desired in such and expensive...
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    Also no sound

    I click on the speaker icon to listen to the live audio feed and it pulls up real player. Real player plays it but no sound comes through and I know that my speakers are working.Any suggestions?
  13. Z

    Private Ambulance...

    Well i have a scanner , an audio cable , and a computer always connected to the internet , i do have some questions though, 1. I work for a private ambulance company, i want to brodcast my private channel to my blackberry, 2. if i set all this up will i have to hear the scanning on my...
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    wierd sounding transmission on 121.500 in the uk

    im currently tuned into 121.500 in the uk and am hearing a wierd transmission which is on 24/7 here is the file which i have recorded: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6EVS1LTH is 121.500 still used in the uk as a distress frequency or has it been scrapped in the uk? it sounds like a data...