• 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:

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach new to area

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Sep 5, 2011
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach
I am new to the area and would like to get involved with listening to Local Police, Fire, and Beach transmissions for the safety of my family.

I am retired and we moved here just about 5 months ago. I enjoyed using the 5-0 Police scanner on my IPod but want to move on with a radio and some guidance in purchase and use with the end product getting my HAM radio license.

If there are folks in the area that have a club or meet for coffee or can communicate with me I would be very appreciative.

thank you
Baldwin County
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Orange Beach Alabama
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