• 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:

Newbie noise help

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Sep 24, 2011
I grew up in the Oak Lawn area. During my youth, I was an avid scanner listener so this is why I'm glad I found this site. I now live in Southern California and could not receive IL frequencies on a regular scanner. I have two questions:

1. Why do I get the constant clicking sound when there are no transmissions? Starting to drive me crazy.

2. What is the best site to receive this type of streaming audio of police/fire frequencies? Is there one better than radio frerence?
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