• 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:

digital audio

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Oct 25, 2004
I just put the safe-t system in my 396 scanner and suprisingly enough I do hear them talking, but the bugs I am encountering are; 1) most of the time they come in alot louder than non digital. 2)sometimes it sounds like I may be missing the beginning or the end of a transmission and it may be a little garbled as well. 3) and lastly I get a machine gunning sound for maybe a second then it goes away. I have the agc turned off but other than that I have not tried to much other tweaking. what should I try next?
Thanks zany


Feb 8, 2005
SW Indiana
Turn the AGC on. Also, search through this forum for AGC. You will find the settings for the 396 that help the sound quality and volume.
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