• 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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TOUGHLIFE

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Several of them are currently talking in Nevada with a link established between the Northern & Southern parts of the State. They often speak like nobody can hear them and do become rather entertaining at times. For those that are interested their talkgroup ID is 05-041 on the NSRS.
 

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As a followup some of them do not know their official radio call numbers and clown around on the radio they often do. Good listening in progress at this moment.
 

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These individuals talked for several hours last night as they travelled US93 near Wells. It was rather entertaining but a waste of radio resources.
 

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Waste of resources? NO. It may seem that "idle chit-chat" might be viewed by outsiders as a waste, but this allows the techs to find weak spots in the system. The rural area isn't as well covered as the Las Vegas Valley. Covering the numerous valleys and mountain ranges is extremely difficult with an 800 mhz system. This system is not as mature in the rural areas as it is in the metro areas. It is still being tweaked.
 

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They seemed more interested in their personal activities rather than the quality of reception at a given location. It might be noted that they are not DOT radio techs who are responsible for maintaining the system. They do work on microwave however. In any event they were entertaining.
 
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