• 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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All of ODNR is supposed to be using MARCS. But, for some reason, there are still a few hold-outs. Unknown why. Check the 151.**** range.
 

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Only the enforcement units are encrypted. On occassion, though, you'll hear a unit calling Columbus and say 'secure' when they are actually in the clear. go figure. guess they can't tell the difference between secure & in the clear.
 

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Down here in southwestern Ohio the campground check in stations at the various
state parks are still using 151.2800 ( park TAC simplex). Keep an ear on that one.
 

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Pymatuning State Park on the Ohio side complains that they can't use MARCS that they have crappy coverage. Yet, they have a tower about 7 miles away. I have never had any issues picking up stuff on the site that would cover Pymatuning State Park. Go figure.
 

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That's correct. They would also possibly be heard on the Ashtabula site, since Geneva is also in Region 10
 
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