• 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

Why is this feed offline? Where did a feed go? How to get my area added?

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Some common questions we always seem to get regarding the RR Live Audio are: Why is this feed “offline”?,
How do I get a feed added for my location?, and What happened to this feed?

Here is a breakdown of how the feeds on Radioreference operate.

All feeds on RadioReference are provided by volunteers with physical
scanners. RadioReference has little control over the availability or
stability of the feeds, we just provide the hosting platform.

In order for a feed to be added to RadioReference for your location, a
volunteer with a physical scanner from your area has to step up and agree
to provide a feed; RadioReference cannot just add feeds on request.

When a feed is “Offline” there could be many reasons for this.
The majority of the time the provider is having technical difficulties with his/her feed.
When a feed goes offline, the volunteer that provides it is notified automatically
by e-mail letting them know (for that reason, you cannot submit problem reports for feeds that are “Offline”).
If a feed remains “Offline” for at least 3 weeks it will automatically be "Deleted" by the system, once this happens it will no longer be listed in the directory.
 
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