• 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:


  1. Motoballa

    BridgeCom is doing 2m Repeater Package Giveaway

    From their website: Complete 2m Repeater Package Giveaway (Over $5000) By BridgeCom System Complete 2m BCR Repeater Package Giveaway (Over $5000) By BridgeCom Systems Everything you need to build a 2m repeater system. BCR-50V Repeater $1195 BCR programming kit $75 BCD-144250 Duplexer $1395...
  2. Z

    Frustrating mid VHF interference

    I have been experiencing interference that looks like wide-band data bursts from 120MHz - 150MHz+ which is destroying my NOAA APT captures. Here is a YouTube video of it happening: What its not: - My phone or router (tested LTE/2.4ghz/5ghz/Bluetooth) - My PC directly (only happens on outdoor...
  3. N

    SC200: VHF analog on the SDS200

    Anyone else have issues with VHF analog on the SDS200? My 996p2 picks up vhf analog way better then my sds200. Reception is clear transmissions arent missed or cut off even misses the beginning of the transmission. SDS200 is amazing on the digital side but conventional is poor. Im running the...
  4. CopperWhopper67

    Radio Traffic on USFS Freqs

    What kind of radio traffic is usually heard on USFS frequencies? I have not heard much around my area so was just curious on what others heard. Thanks!
  5. G

    Kenwood TK-6110

    A buddy of mine used to own a construction company, which operated serveral Kenwood TK-6110 radios. I also run a small company with only a fleet of 4 vehicles including myself. Our jobs sites could be across town or a county away. Is there a “private” or Car-To-Car frequency we could use? Not...
  6. F

    NX-5200 Programming

    Our department has received 6 NX-5200 radios on a grant, traditionally we have utilized Motorola's so I'm not too familiar with these radios. They continuously break squelch and all throughout the night our firefighters are woken up by the station identifier beeping away in Morse code. None of...
  7. J

    TC-780 2 Tone Paging

    I am trying to program several HYT TC-780 radios. I was told by the dealer that I purchased the radios from that the radios are capable of having a 2 tone pager that is closed (will not broadcast audio until a call is received) however I have not been able to find out how to program this. Any...
  8. A

    Parke County REMC

    https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?fccCallsign=WQIJ957 In reference to the above link, what are the extra frequencies used for? The county listing only lists output frequencies, are the other frequencies input frequencies? This seems like it's a trunked system but it's listed as not...
  9. T

    Updated List Of BC Highway logging channels

    I recently had my Icom IC-5023H stolen from my truck which came programmed with all the channels needed in BC. Highway, logging, resource roads etc. I have a Kenwood TK--7180k with the programming software but the radio shops refuse to give me the list they use to program the radios they sell...
  10. F

    Dedicated VHF Antenna?

    I'm sure it's already out there, but I haven't been able to locate the thread that answers my specific question. If anyone could point me in the right direction, it'd be greatly appreciated! Looking for a VHF specific antenna for an HT1250, particularly for transceiving narrowband between...
  11. pbesselm

    G5 Monitor two bands on a single (channel) position?

    Is it possible to monitor a VHF system (single frequency) and a 700MHz trunked system on the same "channel" position ?
  12. A

    146.52 B17 Bomber

    For those on the East Coast of the US, listen for my friend George, who will be N2FVV/AM from a B-17 Bomber as they head south to Manassas, Virginia, taking off from Caldwell Airport in NJ around 11 am this morning. He plans on mailing out a special QSL card. Listen to 146.520 to work him!
  13. D

    Picking the right dummy load

    Hello there, My question is not amateur radio specific but I couldn't find an exact sub forum for my question. I hope it fits in here anyway. (Suggestions?) English is not my primary language, sorry about any English "drifting" of my part. I'm very new to the RF world so (one of) my first task...
  14. M

    All This for $25!

    I'm new here, and new to SDR, and I'm having the time of my life. Way back in the late 1960s, the USAF had me sitting at a console, staring at VHF and UHF frequencies on a spectrum display, for reasons I can't really discuss still. My guess is that console cost half a million dollars or so...
  15. N1DDC

    Catawba County question

    Does anybody know anything about the Catawba County frequencies? I know they primarily use the VIPER State-Wide talkgroups now but due to some hard-to-reach areas they sometimes go to a channel called Direct-1... Now there is a Direct-1 and Direct-2 frequencies listed in the database but I'm...
  16. P

    Hytera x1p vhf analog sim card lte service

    I have the x1p and i use it for vhf analog i wanna know if i can put in a sim card and use it as a cell phone as well ? Or is there any radio that dose have this capability's ?
  17. X

    Motorola XTS UHF Help

    I currently operate a VHF XTS 5000 Model 2 in New Hampshire where I spend a lot of time however, I spend most of my time in Metro-Boston Mass. And I'm stuck with a real crappy baofeng radio. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find a 450-512 split 2500 or 5000 for cheap. In addition...
  18. F

    UV82L Fire Transceiver

    Howdy, I'm a rural volunteer firefighter, been using an UV82L for a few months with no issues programming to receive traffic from the local fire/sheriff departments. However, I've attempted to program the radio with CHIRP to transmit dispatch via a repeater, and to transmit to local...
  19. N1DDC

    XTS5000 VHF QC-II question

    Hello everybody, I'm hoping someone can answer my question. I have a VHF XTS5000 Model 2, and I have confirmed it received Motorola QC-II decode cuz I've gotten it to alert on my local stations tones. But my question is: is there any way to decode multiple QC-II tones on 1...
  20. Bruce42

    French Exhibition Team

    They flew here in Sacramento yesterday and left for Canada last night. They have 10 Alpha jets and 1 humungous A400M. Of the 10 frequencies I gleaned from the Internet I copied them on two, 340.300 and 141.825. It would have more fun if I understood French, of course. Yet the A400 was all...