• 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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    San Andreas, CA: Officials Seek Grant ...

    Sheriff's Officials Seek Grant For Communication System San Andreas, CA -- Representatives with the Calaveras and Alpine County Sheriff Departments met with lawmakers in Washington, DC in hopes of receiving federal funding for a $13 million microwave communications system. Calaveras County...
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    ‘Scanner junkies' listen in

    Public safety is a 24-hour job, and for fans of police scanners, eavesdropping on emergency calls is an around-the-clock passion. Self-described scanner junkies Dick and Carol, of Tuolumne, are tuned in 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's hard to determine how widespread a hobby scanner...