• 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:

Trump Declares National Emergency to Protect U.S. Communications Against Foreign Firms


Sep 8, 2002
Florida, where you wish you were!
It IS weird that you can order a full on USA Made OP509 Harris/Thales Military portable from China on Ebay for $300.00. I thought they were US Restricted? Smuggled in and reselling?

You actually think those are real Harris or Thales product, and USA made?

There's precisely 0.000 percent chance of that being the case! It's a cosmetic knockoff with a VERY CHEAP dual band VHF/UHF radio in it with added FM receive capability.