• 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:

Silent Key (scrotumola)


Premium Subscriber
Jan 1, 2005
San Antonio, Texas
I received a text Tuesday 3-12-19 at 5:45 pm that he had very unfortunately passed away earlier this afternoon.
He had been admitted to UH and while there suffered a heart attack and never recovered from that tragic event.
I really wish for him, his family and friends that there would have been some way to intervene and save his life !
When I would visit his house he was always very friendly and jolly and had a wealth of knowledge to share, etc.
He was a long time presence in our South Texas Ham and Radio Scanning community and will be greatly missed!
His dedicated monitoring with Pro-Voice capable scanners kept him busy submitting IPN Incidents for Bexar Co.
John also graciously hosted the San Antonio Bexar County NOAA Weather Radio WXK67 Broadcastify feed for us.

John joined Radioreference way back in Jan 19, 2001. Can't get to much earlier than that of Lindsay in Dec 2000 ;)


Founder and CEO
Staff member
Dec 9, 2000
Shavano Park, TX
John and I corresponded quite a bit. A real sharp guy and always in the know. He reached out to me right when I moved here to the SATX area almost 20 years ago, and I chatted with him just a few days before his death.

Very sad to hear about John.
Dec 19, 2002
On the move
Funeral arrangements for John have been finalized.

Monday, March 25, 2019
Visitation: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Rosary: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
St. Leonard’s Catholic Church
8510 S. Zarzamora St.
San Antonio, TX 78224

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Funeral Mass: 10:00am
St. Leonard’s Catholic Church
8510 S. Zarzamora St.
San Antonio, TX 78224

Departure from Church: 11:30am
San Fernando Cemetery II
746 Castroville Rd.
San Antonio, TX. 78237

Funeral Arrangements made through
Mission Park South Funeral Home
1700 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78214
Dec 2, 2015
San antonio Tx 78216
Very missed ....

John had a lot of public safety experience
911 Call Taker/Dispatcher Bexar County Fire
911 Call Taker/Dispatcher Alamo Hts
Sandy Oaks Fire Fighter
La Vernia Police
Bexar County Constables PCT5

I am still left with out words
Spent a lot of time talking and hanging as friends
RIP John,

God Bless The time we have