• 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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NewbieScoobie

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Hello all,

I noticed the RS PRO-97 is only 149 at RS until the 15th. I have been considering picking up a handheld to monitor the Orange County Trunked system. I had been thinking about the Uniden 246 but this is almost 100 bucks cheaper. It is indicated that the PRO-97 will not support rebanding. is this an Issue in the foreseeable future in orange county. Also, are there any other things i need to consider (in regards to using the PRO-97 in Orange County)before taking the plunge?

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rooivalk

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Isn't Orange Co. entirely encrypted, except for a few talkgroups? If so, no scanner can be used.
 

brandon

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Mostly law enforcement and a couple other talkgroups. Fire is all analogue and clear except for the arson investigators. Orange County will probably be affected by rebranding but who knows as to when it will happen. In your position I would shell out the extra cash and invest in a digital scanner that can be upgraded, because it will save you money down the road. Good luck.
 
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