• 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:

StarCom Site 108, 115

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Dec 14, 2001
Far NW Valley
I am picking up Site 108 on 866.4625 in the northern suburbs of Chicago. I don't have an exact location yet however. 855.2375 is reported as an Alternate Control Channel.

Additionally, Site 115 on 866.9625 (Maine North/Des Plaines) is transmitting data, but not decoding on any of my scanners, including a BC796, 396 or 996 or a RS 2096. If I leave the 2096 on it the radio displays "96" to indicate that it is hearing a 9600 baud data signal after a few minutes of pondering, but the system ID and Site Number do not appear. The data also sounds "different".
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