• 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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  1. A

    Radio Test Equipment Reviews

    I will make a recommendation to my boss on a new service monitor that handles both DMR and P25. Is there a site with reviews of telecommunication test equipment? There are some sites for amateurs but not directed at the industry. Right now the Freedom R8100 is looking good but I'd like some...
  2. K

    Video I made of setting a Baofeng UV-5R on fire

    Over the past weekend I did some rather extreme testing on one of the Chinese made Baofeng UV-5R dual-band HT's and asked permission from radioreference support to post the link here. Love them or hate them the Baofeng took a lot of punishment and kept on ticking. Definitely a cheap HT, but...
  3. theBruno

    Athens County, OH currently testing Ohio MARCS TRS

    The Athens County Sheriff is currently testing 800MHz radios for use with State of Ohio MARCS - Multi-Agency Radio Communications - The RadioReference Wiki. They are currently using TGID 54224 for testing (will eventually be either TAC1 or a Detective's TG), and TGID 62656 (SO 05 Mutual Aid)...
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