• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Follow The Money

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Taken at face value, UPMan, and that's an answer. You might want to consider ending the goodie train completely, though -- "huge contribution" or not. Any 'incentive' is too much and muddies the waters.
Hey Kevin I guess you're going to have to forget about that sds200 you were hoping to get. LOL. /s
 
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I much prefer posting my own information on my own site, for no reason other than I can post it in a format I like and arranged how it works best for me. I can also add extra information and update it as often as I like.
The only question I would have is if you have all of the information you need on your site then why do you come here?

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In post #16, UPMan mentions "the guys that make scanning possible". He forgot to mention he is one of those guys. I know i am getting off topic. I, like many others here don't have the "latest and greatest" scanners. my scanners are older unidens, BC 780XLT, BC 700, BC,350, and others. They have been doing their job 24 hours a day 7 days a week for years. Impressive record in my opinion. I also own an ICOM R7000, motorola JT1000, kenwood TK730. My radio at work is an APX-1000. For low cost and being easy to operate and program I like the unidens.
 
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The only question I would have is if you have all of the information you need on your site then why do you come here?

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Well my site contains information on my local area which only really matters to people close to me. RR has a much wider range of information (mostly about equipment). Changes and developments in the US of A will happen here in the future so I like to keep up to date on what is happening in general.
 

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I used to run my own site. After a few years, it got to be too much like work, so I decided to donate my data and all the rights thereto to what I considered to be the best host for the info. Now it's all in the RRDB. I don't always agree with their policies regarding the DB, but I still support the DB with premium membership and data submissions, and I refer people here first.

If I believed that there was anything unethical going on between Radio Reference and any scanner maker or anyone else, I would not be here.
 
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