• 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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    Baofeng UV-B5, need a confirmation about factory settings

    Hello there. This is my first time on this forum. Sorry for any language "shift" as English is not my primary language. I've bought 2 UV-B5. One of them is presenting a really annoying "click" sound whenever the speaker starts working (the voice of radio commands when you press keys, or when it...
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    Amateur Radio Question with Baofeng UV-B5:

    I made a short YouTube video to record something I've been hearing over the radio this afternoon. Been hearing an odd noise and it reoccurs every 30 seconds. Here's the link: http://youtu.be/YdAJQPki3Fg *MOD please move to the correct section if I posted wrong*
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    Baofeng UV-B5

    I hope someone here can help. I Just purchased at Baofeng UV-B5. Love it so far...The only problem I am having is that I've programmed a community repeater into it, and I can key the UV-B5 and hear it on the repeater, but unless I manually open the squelch on the side of the UV-B5 I cannot hear...