• 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 Scanners today so Limited ?

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KK4JUG

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Seems to me all you guys have talked yourselves into a corner. If you want to listen to your local EMS/LEO's - then buy a scanner. If you want to listen to worldwide broadcast stations, ham radio and other utilities - buy a communications receiver. End of story.
Majoco is right but I think that's what most of us have said, just not in so many words. I've never ever considered trying to listen to public safety with anything but a scanner (except when I was working and used a portable). When I want to go world-wide, I use the Tecsun although, admittedly, I don't do that as much as I used to.
 

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I must be an odd hybrid kind of bird. I use my BCD 536 as a receiver. The custom search allows me much variety at one time. Here is an example. There are ten custom band searches to be used at once. This morning I am using three. I am searching 778.0000 thru 788.0000. I am searching the band at 5.00 KHz, 6.25 KHz, and 7.50 KHz., NFM, at the same time. I do this consistently as my hobby. I start at 28.0000 and wander through the spectrum like that all the way up to 1300.0000. A full cycle will take close to a year, it's what I enjoy. A DV1 would be perfect, but I honestly don't know if it has a continuous search function to run without using the dial. The 536 does make for a hybrid receiver. Although the actual receiver bug is going to get the best of me soon enough....
 
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