• 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.

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KJ4TDM

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Have been monitoring ALDOT, haven't heard nothing but repeater ID's. Have they moved away from the VHF analog repeaters?
 

KG4DRF

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Heard a crew some when they were paving and striping last month just a couple of miles from home. Looks like they use listed frequencies but, only simplex operation, no repeater use. I can remember hearing crew from Joppa salting roads all over North Alabama back in the 80's & 90's and knew where any road issues were. Wish they would go back to that as website(ALDOT'S) is a pain to use.
 

KJ4TDM

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Well they probably using some other system for their daily ops. I'll leave them in my scanner for now and next time we have snow or ice event I'll monitor them if i don't hear anything then I'll remove them.
 

KG4DRF

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The only time I hear anything it is just the road crews talking between themselves and they are less than 8 miles away. Think only reason I pick them up that far I we use a mag mount scanner antenna that is on metal roof of house.
 
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