• 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:


  1. VE1GAT

    Baofeng UV5 squelch problem, any solutions?

    I have several UV5s types with firmware 297 and none of the units have a working squelch. I have not joined the CHIRP mail list but use daily builds. Have not found any bugs reported or fixed about this issue any solutions
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    Canadian Legal GMRS with Beofeng UV5

    I've been working on programming the UV5R to be legal GMRS ready for Canada. It needs to be 2 W radiated power. I have a CHIRP image here Index of /radio features: weather channel in RX mode Emergency use of Marine CH16 (do not misuse this channel) scanning of MURS (not yet legal in Canada...