• 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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    Confused About Mesa Fire VHF & P25

    Radio Reference database has "deprecated," or more or less de-listed, the VHF frequencies for the Mesa Fire Department. There is no traffic on these frequencies that I can receive with a gain antenna from my home in Scottsdale. There is no indication of where that VHF fire traffic has moved...
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    Ft. McDowell Fire now on TOPAZ RWC?

    TG 3601 has had dispatches for FS 401, which is supposed to be Ft. McDowell Fire, in the past half hour or so. (Time now 8:55pm.) If anyone else can confirm, it can be added to the DB, and it gives listeners another department to monitor that probably wasn't easy to hear in the past on their...
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    GRE PSR-500: Optimum settings for RWC/TRWC reception?

    I was wondering if anyone has found the optimum settings for a GRE PSR-500, for monitoring the RWC & TOPAZ RWC? I program by hand, as I don't have a useable computer, so if you can translate software settings to manual settings, it'd be appreciated. I also need to update the firmware for my...
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    Regional Wireless and Topaz Merger official

    Announced earlier today that what started in 2007 as a divorce after plans for a unified communications trunking system throughout the Phoenix Metro area were abandoned with Mesa, Gilbert and some other communities south and east of Phoenix creating their own all digital trunking system it was...