• 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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NewSDScanner

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Does anyone know why NorthComm's signal comes thru so much weaker on my scanner than law enforcement? I believe their dispatch channel is still analog and I know most LE up here in north county is digital now. Could that be it? I just don't understand how specific talk groups could have a weak signal while others are perfectly fine on the same talk system (same frequencies).
 

inigo88

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You're just hearing the difference in audio quality between analog and digital. You may have caught a dispatcher who had their mic too far from their mouth and was especially low volume or something as well.
 

LauraQ

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I'm hearing this also. The fire talkgroups (and EMS, too) are analog and just not the same signal quality as digital. Unfortunately.
 

davidvel

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Also, depending on your scanner, you can increase the relative volume level for particular talkgroups. So either lower the Sheriff ones,or increase the fire ones a few ticks.
 
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