• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.
  • 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:

Band opening tonight

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Dec 13, 2007
Mojave Ca
Yep it was ah Hummin and Buzzin here in the So Cal Mojave desert, multiable Eastern stations all coming in at the same time. Reminded me of the old skip days.

We have some of the locals, well approx 20 miles away that are old, crotchy, mean, and ugly guys who hang out on CH 40 LSB to give each other Low Band Ham frequencies and conditions for DXing and talking to interesting stations world wide. They use the CB CH40 LSB so as not to let any others hear the "Hot Info" on 2 meters or any other Ham Band from listening in. I have had monthly breakfast with these guys who are all retired broadcast engineers, they are great to talk to and I enjoy there conversation / arguments no matter how acidic, cruel, or rude they get, its a pleasure to be there and hear all the hoo raw. They have been warned to keep it down a few times in the coffee shop, from the their heated debates. They had a hard time talking to each other and one threatened to get a CB Linear!

Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
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