• 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

Can anyone relate?

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NewSDScanner

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I've been scanning both police and fire for a few years now and one thing I gotta say is that what I've learned about our local public safety is both amazing and invaluable. Of course, I didn't learn it ALL strictly from listening. I've been using radios myself every day for nearly 5 years in my own job and we share a lot of codes with the local PD. I also do emergency dispatch and have a reference page that I learned from because at one point, I was looking into a career in law enforcement as well.

Nevertheless, I know nearly 100% of all of what is/can/or will be said by any fire or police department in this entire area and it's a blast. I don't know one person besides police and fire themselves who know as much as I do about our radio system here. I'm at the point now where without even looking at my radio, based off of the unit numbers, I can tell you not just what dept it is but exactly which fire engine or police officer is going to which call (which beat/station they are in and what shift they are). I feel like I know a foreign language that almost nobody knows that is very practical and useful. Can anyone relate? :)
 
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Yes, its a great sense of satisfaction. I've been listening to my county (as well as participating) fpr some time now.

The humorous thing about it is when I remember how much I didn't know back in the day, and how much I need to know now.
 

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... Can anyone relate? :)
Of course. Many (most) people here are similar. When I'm out and about, I often think, "those people have no idea about what's really going on in their community". Thinking further, I realize most of them don't give a damn. If the guy in front of them keels over, they either just step over him or quickly go the other way.
 

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Of course. Many (most) people here are similar. When I'm out and about, I often think, "those people have no idea about what's really going on in their community". Thinking further, I realize most of them don't give a damn. If the guy in front of them keels over, they either just step over him or quickly go the other way.
You are 100% right. I was a first responder in an accident that happened the other night right in front of me on a freeway in the fastest lane. Only me and 2 women stopped to help. The rest blew by at full speed sending pieces of car and glass flying onto us while we were trying to help the people.
 
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