• 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:

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Founder and CEO
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Dec 9, 2000
San Antonio, TX
That appears to be what happened - the AWS outage caused us a problem here.

To maintain fast database queries for all FCC data, we load the entire FCC database into memory. Because AWS bounced the database server this morning with their outage, of course that data was all lost in the reboot. Fortunately, our FCC database server is designed to handle that - all we have to do is reimport, custom format, and index the data from scratch like we do every week.

I'm reloading it now. Thanks for your patience and I'll let you know when it comes back up.