• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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How do you keep from having trouble with RF on the scanner with the computer running can someone help ? thank you
 

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I have a broken PMM3B (just the aerial, it broke off the base) mounted in an old mag mount sitting on a chest near the window... improves reception and reduces computer noises.....
 

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Replace CRT monitors with LCD. Use high quality cables for network, USB, RS232 serial, parallel printer, video, etc. Use power strips that include RFI filtering. Make sure your 3-prong electrical outlets are properly grounded, and don't use 2-prong extension cords. Keep the cover on computer cases. If possible, plug all radios into a separate circuit from computer equipment.
 

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How do you keep from having trouble with RF on the scanner with the computer running can someone help ? thank you
The #1 thing I do to mitigate RF from electronics interfering with my scanner reception is to use an outdoor antenna. If the scanner is sitting there right next to stuff with a rubber antenna, it is going to pick it up!!!
 
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