• 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:

Antique 155MHz Transverter

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My first public safety monitor radio was a gizmo that I believe was called a "transverter." It was a box about the size of a pack of cigarettes that down-convered VHF FM police frequencies to the AM broadcast band. You'd buy a crystal for your local PD, and rubber-band the unit to a transistor radio. It actually worked pretty well. Would like to reacquire one for my collection.
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