• 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. GTR8000

    Chicago Granted a 2 Year Narrowbanding Wavier by FCC

    The city applied for an 2 year narrowbanding waiver in May, which was granted by the FCC. The waiver affects numerous VHF and UHF frequencies throughout the city used by Medical response teams, Street and Sanitation, and VHF conventional stand-alone systems. They now have until January 1, 2015...
  2. GTR8000

    Philadelphia Granted a 13 Month Narrowbanding Wavier by FCC

    The city applied for an 18 month extension to the narrowbanding deadline in September, and was granted 13 months. The waiver affects numerous VHF and UHF frequencies throughout the city. They now have until February 1, 2014 to narrowband the affected frequencies. The full text of the waiver...
  3. GTR8000

    NYC Granted Significant Narrowbanding Waiver by FCC

    Well, it looks like the FDNY VHF frequencies will be around for a while after all. The FCC has granted the city a rather significant last minute waiver for numerous VHF and UHF frequencies used by FDNY, NYPD, DOC and DEP. FDNY - The VHF frequencies in the 153/154 MHz range were granted a two...
  4. RadioDitch

    FDNY VHF Shutdown

    So the word for quite a while now has been "by the end of 2012" for the VHF channels to be shut down once and for all. I understand the hold-up was hardware in certain apparatus. But is there actually a definitive day?