• 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

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I have been running pro96com on my 2096 and in Channel Grant Trace under the "Type" tab it has the letters CWID. Im not sure what this means i have been getting this quite often. Could anyone tell me what this means?
 

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CWID stands for Continous Wave Identification. That is the Morse Code broadcast of the transmitter site's FCC Callsign. It is broadcast every 30 minutes usually on the last active channel in the trunk group for that tower. As an example, when the Partridge tower came up last month, I couldn't be sure which tower I was listenting to since there will eventually be at least two towers in Reno County. Once I caught the CWID broadcast of WQIB581, there was no doubt.....
 
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