• 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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    NORAD Santa tracking

    Is it possible to tune in on a scanner or on a HF radio and listen in? Official NORAD Santa Tracker North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) NORAD is ready to track Santa
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    The tiny chip that can track its location WITHOUT satellites

    "GPS has become a part of everyday life for most of us, with phones, cars, boats and planes relying on the network of satellites to pinpoint their location. However, the US military has revealed a tiny chip, small enough to fit on a penny, that could do away with the need for an expensive...
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    Tips for a new satellite listener?

    I have a 2m band Icom handheld radio and was hoping to catch the ISS in its pass over my school this Thursday. Do y'all have any tips? I have the included ("Rubber Ducky?") antenna. I know it's possible to catch the ISS this way just not the details.. Oh and what's the usual doppler shift from...
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    HomePatrol Decoding AIS Data for Vessels/Ships Displaying - Feature REQUEST

    HomePatrol Decoding AIS Data for Vessels/Ships Displaying - Feature REQUEST What would it take to make HomePatrol show AIS data. :cool: Displaying the vessels/ships names,Speed,Course,etc on the HomePatrol screen. HomePatrol Firmware V2.2 ? V3.0 ? :p * Using HomePatrol from the cruise ship...
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    aprs tracking of ships

    i use aprs and noticed the maring tracking system for ships is included in the live maps ,,, also aircraft pilots are now using aprs also
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    YELLOWSTONE NP ,,, aprs in the area

    how spotty is aprs in the yellowstone area? inside and outside the park?