• 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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Jan 26, 2005
Buchanan, MI, USA
...and I need a little help. I feel like a dipstick for having to ask this, as I've tried a search or two. But there used to be a sticky from UPman regarding the last BCD396T update when it first came out, with all the AGC adjustment info, and all the other things about the update that it was intended for. Is that still around somewhere, or is there a link to a post that details all of that? Didn't see it in the Wiki page. I'm trying to pick up scanning where I left off, and would like the tech info on this radio.

Also, has any consensus developed about optimum settings for the AGC (ref gain and the rest), to best balance the analog vs. digital? When I first loaded the update I tried some settings listed by a poster, and experimented a little, and the results haven't been bad, but I just thought I'd ask. I know this is dependent on the specific radio systems you're listening to, but you never know if someone's come up with something ideal. Thanks for any info.
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