• 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.

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Looking for Advice - North Carolina

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Mar 6, 2011
Hi - I am new to scanning and am looking for advice to a good scanner to purchase. I live in New Hanover County, NC. The county uses a digital 800 MHZ trunking system and the state uses the VIPER system. Can I get some recommendations on handheld (or at least portable) unit that would be appropriate for my area?

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