• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Article in Post about Metro's Radios

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There's a front-page article in today's Post about how the console radios in Metro's new rail cars are not able to be used. Sounds like the new rail cars come with the Motorola 490 MHz system radios installed, as opposed to the current VHF frequencies. Because the 490 MHz system is not completely functional yet, those new radios in the rail cars are not useable. The article mentions how the operators of these new rail cars are supposed to carry around one (or two) handheld radios to maintain communications. Obviously, these handhelds must be for communications on the VHF system.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/06/AR2008030603898.html

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