• 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

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n4voxgill

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MRT magazine reports: "Beginning Aug. 9, the FCC will begin accepting bids on 90 MHz of spectrum in the 1710-1755 MHz and the 2110-2155 MHz bands

Meanwhile, by the end of the year, cost-effective software-defined-radio (SDR) chips are expected to be in mass production, enabling devices to switch between disparate bands -- a key precursor to cognitive radio, which theoretically will let devices automatically pick and choose available spectrum. And interference-mitigation techniques have allowed the unlicensed bands to flourish beyond the most optimistic hopes anyone could have had at the beginning of the decade."

In other words changes in equipment are coming that are as different as conventional to trunked. Who knows what scanners will have to do in the future, nor how much they may cost.
 

rescuecomm

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Does this SDR type radio not have tuned circuits in it? I have wondered how they can get so broadbanded with RF transmitters?
Alas, the paradym of radio is changing.

Bob
 
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