• 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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MFD4305

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Could an Admin or Moderator tell me how to understand the "site update" notes in the database? I think I'd find them useful when looking for what's changed at sites I check regularly for new/current information. However, when I look at the Illinois StarCom-21 site (for example) I see:

Changed Site # 120 (D02 McHenry (County Simulcast)*) to 120 (D02 McHenry (County Simulcast)*)

I'm probably missing the obvious, but what has changed? After several close readings, the "before" and "after" seem indentical; what am I mssing?

Thanks!
 

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I had made that update that you are referring and I had removed a frequency that was in the database as being used by Starcom but listeners noted that the frequency actually belonged to another TRS so I removed the freq. You’ll also see that the McLean County site was updated yesterday and it shows a similar description of the change. In that case I made two changes to the site: removed a frequency that’s no longer used and updated the control/alternate channel indicator based on Pro96com.
 

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Also, in general, that type of history entry would show up if a DB Admin changed something else on the site, like the license, modulation, location, etc. Those are not obvious changes and are easily missed.
 

MFD4305

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Thanks, guys. I appreciate a response from two members of management!
I guess there's no easy way to know that "866.5875 has been removed as a control channel" (for instance) just by looking at the update line. Ah, well.
Which is NOT complaining, of course; RR is still the best source I've found in over 30 years of monitoring!
 

MFD4305

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Now you're challenging my computer skills as well as my proof-reading skills <grin>.
Thanks again for the follow-up.
 
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