• 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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Writing to scanner...BCD996T

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Anyone else feel that, over time, if you keep writing to your scanner and erasing the memory in the process you are damaging the memory part of the radio? Anytime I need to make a change to a system I already have programmed I am supposed to erase that system or it will write a new system along side the old system? Since erasing effects the whole database I'm affraid over time this will damage the radio. Anyone else have this feeling?
 

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Freqed said:
One more time, Anyone?
Probably the only one that could give you a definitive answer would be UPMan.

If I recall, someone asked a similar question concerning the 396. I believe the answer was that the memory had a mtbf rating well over 100k write/rewrite cycles. In any event, it's not a figure I'd be losing any sleep over.
 
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