• 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

Thanks John Moe

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John,
Thank you for providing us with your great website for the past year and a half. You personally and your website have been a great help to me identifying Talkgroups and users. You also helped me learn about computer based scanning which I am extremely grateful for discovering. It started to become clear to me how amazing of a tool you created a number of months ago when I was contacted from out of state for a request for radio audio, I was able to refer the request to you knowing you would be able to provide what was needed. I hope that the site closing is because you have been capitalize on all the hard work you have done. I knew I would miss your site when it was gone but now a few days after closing I know how much. Countless time I catch part of a call on the scanner and figure out I missed a previous call and have reached for my phone to pull up your site and replay what I have missed.
Again thanks for all you provided the scanner community and for the help you personally provided me.
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I agree with everything stmills posted. Thank you John Moe!

Now that John's site is gone, I have looked into other alternatives such as Radio 10-33. However, while researching I discovered this thread: http://forums.radioreference.com/scanner-programming-software/295374-new-win500-client-android.html

It allows me to stream AND CONTROL my scanner via my cell phone over the internet. I can get my scanner audio from anywhere that I have cell service. This is excellent since the digital distortion in my area can be pretty bad. I can easily drive in and out of good "coverage" within several areas of my home city. Fortunately I get very good coverage at my house and can now stream "good" audio to my phone. This is ONE of the reasons why I like John's site so much.... His audio was pretty damn good for the most part. I now have my scanner connected to an old netbook that runs 24 hours a day and streams to my phone. This is a great solution for good, clean audio. However, it does not allow me to replay audio like John's site did. Sure, I can set it to record audio files and save them to my computer, that's great. But I can't listen to the files from my phone. This isn't a 100% replacement for John's site, but it's better than nothing.

Thanks again!


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