• 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

unden will charge for the update

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not for this firmware update coming out soon, after that its a *maybe* ...


(can we lock this now before it goes downhill again ....)


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quote from the original anouncement by UPMan
As we create new firmware loads for your scanner, we sometimes use information licensed to us by third parties. For those updates, we need to keep careful track of which scanners do and don’t include the update. We might also need to charge for some of these updates in the future, but don’t worry, I’ll make sure that any for-pay update has features you’ll be glad to pay for. Oh, and this first major update is free!
 
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And some people thought it was crazy to think the RR rumormill would get going over this...
 
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"We might also need to charge for some of these updates in the future, but don’t worry, I’ll make sure that any for-pay update has features you’ll be glad to pay for. Oh, and this first major update is free!"

Here, little girl, sniff this white powder! Don't you feel good? But don't you worry about a thing, the first snort is absolutely FREE!
Bob
 
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rankin39 said:
"We might also need to charge for some of these updates in the future, but don’t worry, I’ll make sure that any for-pay update has features you’ll be glad to pay for. Oh, and this first major update is free!"

Here, little girl, sniff this white powder! Don't you feel good? But don't you worry about a thing, the first snort is absolutely FREE!
Bob
You mean we've been had? played for a chump? and are hopelessly addicted to these things until they bleed us dry and ruin our lives, wandering the streets hopelessly clinging to our 396 yearning to receive any signal but alas, we only hear static because we spent all our Ben Franklins just to buy this damn curse and dont have any Abe Lincoln's left to pay for an update! I feel so cheap. :(
 
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I think this is a good thing! Would you rather them drop support for the product and market another model leaving the 996T in the dust? I would be glad to pay for further feature enhancments and performence improvements in lieu of purchasing another box. The fact is electronics have a limited market shelf life before being phased out and replaced with new models. Thats just business. I think Unidens commitment to continuing product support and firmware revisions speaks for itself!
 
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