• 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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    Dumb question about the Tecsun 880

    Apparently this is the spot for stupid questions. I was considering buying a Tecsun PL880, but saw out in internet land that it is not able to pick up ATC. Does anyone know if that happens to be true or not? There's a pretty busy AT center a few minutes away and wouldn't want to lose out on...
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    antenna problem

    Hi, I have a Kaito T-1 Radio antenna spread out on my deck, connected to a Tecsun PL880. I am having trouble receiving anything except 5000 which just barely comes in (tried during Day and Night) I live near Seattle ,Wa, , USA in a forested ,low area. Should I buy, or make, a bigger antenna...
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    beginner questions about a Tecsun PL880

    Hi, i am new to shortwave (SW) radio. i just bought a Tecsun PL880 and i have a few beginner questions -should i set the time to UTC ? -can i receive SW indoors ? (i have a Kaito T-1 Radio antenna attached to the sw antenna jack) - the radio shows SW A and SW B - what is the difference...
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