Used to be the average US household had the VCR flashing "12:00" because folks could figure out how to program the time... Now I am supposed to believe the local criminal element has figured out how to program a digital scanner? The affected state agencies simply do not want us to hear what they are doing, "it is for our own good".Yes, this is not good. They have sacrificed the value of an informed citizenry to their paranoia about criminals listening to their radio traffic. By the way, the Alaska State Troopers have been encrypted for a long time. I believe that the on line scanner is not in real time either.