• 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:

Garland Radio Woes

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Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Sep 5, 2003
Anyone what type of format this is/was??


When Garland announced plans to install a wireless "mesh" communication system, numerous trade Web sites noted the city's reach for the forefront of technology.
"It's the first system of its kind in the world," Richard Dwelle, whose NexGen City company was to install the system, said in July 2004.
Among other assurances, the technology promised more reliable communications in the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster.
And police and other city employees would be able to send and receive data, video and voice communications at any time.
But nearly four years and more than $6 million later, the system is history, its remnants idle relics on utility poles.
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