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Whistler to Update TRX-1 / TRX-2 Scanners with NXDN™

Bentonville, AR– (December 13, 2016) The Whistler Group, Inc., a leading industry supplier of state-of the-art mobile electronics, is in the homestretch to the highly-anticipated release of an NXDN™ update to the TRX-1 and TRX-2 which currently feature Digital Mobile … Continue reading

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Scanners Now Able to Monitor MotoTRBO Frequencies

Within days of each other, both Uniden and Whistler announced that they would both be adding DMR scanning to their lineup. Whister states that they will be releasing both a mobile and portable scanner capable of monitoring MotoTRBO, Hytera XPT, … Continue reading

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LAFD Battles Suspicious Commercial Structure Fire

Los Angeles firefighters battled a non-injury commercial building fire in downtown LA’s garment district on November 29, 2014. Just after 2:30 AM, LAFD respond to 1409 Santee Street to find a row of one-story commercial buildings and smoke in the … Continue reading

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SCMA Presentation by Wayne Smith, Ph.D.

At our July meeting, club member Wayne Smith, Ph.D. (N6LHV) gave a talk about Software Defined Radios. Wayne demonstrated how a $25 USB dongle designed to receive digital TV broadcasts can be used as an inexpensive SDR and spectrum analyzer. Professor … Continue reading

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SCMA Members Featured on Radio Show

On Tuesday, October 22nd, KPPC 89.3 Airtalk interviewed SCMA Members Alex Thompson (LA-168) of @Venice311 and Andrew Blankstein (LA-183) of NBC News about their years of listening to police scanners, what they’ve learned and the insight that comes when you … Continue reading

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Whistler Group Acquires GRE’s Assets to Manufacture Radio Shack Scanner Product Line

From the Radio Reference web site: Whistler, the makers behind numerous radar detectors and other electronic products, has acquired GRE’s technical assets and plans to produce scanners for Radio Shack. Whistler Group | High Performance Radar Detectors and Electronics The … Continue reading

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Monitoring Times to Cease Publication

“It’s time for us to retire,” begins the announcement that Monitoring Times magazine will cease publication at year’s end after 33 years. “We will publish through the December 2013 issue,” publisher Bob Grove, W8JHD, told ARRL. “The decision wasn’t an … Continue reading

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GRE Makes Announcement on Their Scanner Business

    The following letter was posted on the GRE America Web Site: GRE Official Announcement 10/23/2012 October 23, 2012 To our valued Dealers and Customers, Due to circumstances beyond its control, General Research of Electronics of Japan (GRE) is … Continue reading

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GRE Reportedly Out of the Scanner Business

A post on the RadioReference.com forums indicates that all manufacturing of GRE scanners has been shut down.  GRE employees in Japan and the U.S. have been let go.  This means that distributors and dealers are no longer going to receive … Continue reading

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Scanner Radio Audio from Aurora Colorado Shooting July 20 2012

Much of the nation awoke on Friday morning to reports of the shootings in Aurora; the first reports were often as chaotic as the events in the theater. According to local officials, at least 12 people were dead and dozens … Continue reading

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