• 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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Okay, So we as new listeners in an area will not now which of the national cache of frequencies are being used in a particular area? :confused:
 
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Nationwide freqs are used nationwide. Area is irrelevant.

But, I don't make the rules you obviously have an issue with, so you should contact Eric
 
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Nationwide freqs are used nationwide. Area is irrelevant.

But, I don't make the rules you obviously have an issue with, so you should contact Eric
By no means I am faulting or blaming you as you are only following direction, misguided in this case as it may be.

If you can please forward this example as a classic case of doing such deletions, where nationally cached frequencies have specific local assignments that are not looked at in the national data base. These uses are unique to the local area's use.

This makes using that data base and knowing what to listen to in an area more challenging than it needs to be. I see a point of not listing something like a national inter-agency frequency not being listed but if as in this case let's say the USMS use the USMS Cache 2, 5, and 9 channels for court room activities, and USMS 4 for command. How are we to know when setting up a scanner when visiting an area?

I know this might not be the best example, but replace the agency with the NPS or FEMA, which also make use of national cache frequencies on permanent local repeaters and use additional portable repeaters when an incident is occurring.

Again KMA371, I am not shooting the messenger, just the original message or rule.
 
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