• 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 12, 2002
South Carolina, Tennessee
Not very often. Secret Service Baker is usually only active during special visits. FBI repeater is almost always encrypted. I sometimes hear clear activity on the DEA channels. US Marshall repeater used to be active for federal courtroom security, and it may still be, but I haven't monitored it in a few years.

A year or so ago I made a lot of effort to search the Fed bands and came up with a lot of unidentified fed frequencies. I think most of them were from Shaw AFB.
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