• 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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Dec 26, 2007
Eastern, NC
ok how come i live like 60 miles from raleigh and i can pick up "noises" from raleigh off the viper but no like voices or anything else? i got a stock antenna to...... mainly off of wake med ground dispatch and raleigh fire
Aug 27, 2006
What is the make/model of your scanner? If it is not capable of receiving digital all you will hear is "noise" if you're trying to listen to RFD or Wake Med (or any digital talkgroups). You should be able to hear SHP and some other analog talkgroups OK.

I'm surprised you can pick up the Wake Co VIPER site 60 miles away. What control channel are you picking up?
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