• 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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

What's the best place to discuss active Nashville events?

nashdesignguy

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I don't want to post live discussions for current events unless this is the best place for it...

For instance, Nashville OEM and NFD had divers in the Cumberland today to search for someone who jumped off of Victory Memorial Bridge. Didn't know if anyone else is listening...
 

bg_nashville

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Some forum users have tried that before, but I am not sure it serves much of a purpose unless it provides useful information about the radio system itself that isn’t already in the database. I doubt many people check these forums more than once per day and by that time the event is over.
 

milf

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Seriously: Unless its new TG in use or new procedure for comms, do not do it or you will soon see a big fat E on the TG you like to monitor. Not trying to scare anyone but this is how it is now. We used to know to keep our big fat mouths shut and keep info to just local family etc... Now we just have to stream it live, put it all out on FB like we are the evening news or the oldschooltimes newspaper. And they are encrypting just as fast as our lips can flap. I used to think maybe this was not the case, but now since pretty much no one follows the basic rules that actually used to be printed on scanner manuals about NOT talking about what we hear, we see agencies pushing the E button more and more. If you find new data on a radio system, share that. You heard your Uncle Joe Blow got in a car wreck, keep that to yourself. Unless in the near future all you want to hear is "crickets". Why do you think NPD is fully encrypting as they switch to new radios? Why do you think NFD has so much E already?
 
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K2NWC

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Completely agree with @milf . I feel 100% responsible for my local LEOs hitting that E button since I was "kind enough" to dedicate resources to streaming on Broadcastify. Guilty as charged. @milf is right - probably better what you hear out of conversations - especially online. Our local agencies had plenty of encrypted talkgroups to choose from for truly sensitive situations and conversations... almost positive that they would not be encrypted now had I not published that darn feed. :censored:
 

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