• 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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Beginning with the disappearance of the Martin family last Thursday (March 15), we have heard little chatter from the homicide talk groups in Birmingham. Has anyone had any luck hearing activities relative to this disappearance? The only chatter I heard came on "events 3." I also heard references to new handhelds. Is something changed/amiss/anews with Birmingham?
 

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Can we say encryption? Most detective channels (conventional and trunked) are encrypted. Either that, or, they are using some other form of communications such or NexTel or cell phones, etc...
 

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Since Birmingham went to their digital system, homicide detectives have used a regular talk group. While they want encryption, I haven't seen any indication the city has spent the money necessary. I suppose it's possible they returned to the SouthernLinc radios, some of which are still in use in the city. That would be truly depressing. I should add that "events 3" is talk group 50608.
 
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