• 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.

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    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:


  1. 2wayfreq

    RCS Phase 2 Transition Timeline/Technical Details.

    Hey All, Maybe I haven't dug deep enough, just looking for details on the new future system. And yes I hate to ask but, if main dispatch talk groups will stay in the clear. I would assume that Motorola is still the main vendor. Thanks!!
  2. A

    NextGen testing

    Picking up signal on 855.7125MHz...I think this is the Nextgen...? It lit up my NextGen licensed frequencies conventional scan list. Paul
  3. N

    San Diego RCS Northcomm & Heartland

    Since Thursday, Heartland dispatch is broadcasting on Northcomm on the north zone and seems not to be transmitting on the Heartland dispatch channel on the south zone. I am unable to find where Northcomm went to as well as their tac and command channels nor can I find where Heartland want on...
  4. SCPD

    San Diego Co/Imperial Co Regional Communications System (RCS) Question Thread

    I have 2 ? 1st one is should I program all 19 north site freq in or just the main control channel and the 3 alts 2nd one is what happens if they have a major failure in the RCS system do they go into fail safe non-trunking mode and where does the radio traffic go does rely on all 19 freq to...
  5. C

    RCS - North Cell all choppy!

    Hello Everyone! I am utilizing a Uniden 396xt scanner to monitor SD sheriff and a few other talkgroups on RCS. The P25 decode on these channels is awful! I pull up the brodcastify.com website and listen to others who are broadcasting the same channel and it sounds great on their scanner, but...
  6. D

    Can someone help ID this Antenna

    Found my old scanner antenna I had on my 1992 Z28 Camaro. I Had it mounted on a mag mount on the back lid and it worked great and I had it hooked up to my old BC235XL programmed with 42.’s, 150.’s and San Diego 800.’s. This was back in the late 90’s early 2000’s. I cleaned my storage shed and...
  7. Z

    TRS simulcast on 900MHz?

    I was scanning the mid-900MHz band on my ham radio and was surprised to hear a familiar dispatcher clearing "station A." I left it on that frequency for a while and heard several other TRS tidbits, including medics talking with Mercy, SDPD talking with ABLE, etc. Here are a few of the...