• 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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Jan 3, 2017
Hi all,

I decided after 20 years or so to try and get back into radio stuff. Picked up a Icom R2 today on ebay for £40 to hopefully ease myself back into things. Hopefully did good with this.

Is there an IRC channel that covers radio stuff/scanning at all anyone know ?
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