• 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.

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We have those where I live (Southern Illinois), and I've never bothered to try to sniff the frequency. I assumed that they are interrogated by a unit in the city water department trucks, then respond. Probably like a RFID tag type thing. I'll take my 396 out and see if I can get Close Call to hit on anything.

73, Greg
 

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Thanks, that would be great. Yeah I was just wondering how widely these were implemented in other places, or what kind of interference they caused or were susceptible to receiving.
 

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The low power water meters I have seen are atually queried by a transmitter then it shoots back its data.... so it never really transmits in the blind... only to a query.... that is if these power meter things are working the same!
 

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eh part 15 baby... everybody's doing it

time to set up some broadband repeaters on the 902-928 ham band! j/k oppd would go balistic
 
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