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The Wiki Reference


This is the Open Reference Source. Please feel free to share your knowledge by contributing information. We currently have 10,256 articles in this wiki.

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Forum Specific Topics

Location Specific Info

Frequency and other pages built by our members

Related information
  • Scanner Laws If you have questions about the legal aspects of scanning, this site is the one to check first.
  • RR Wiki Extensions - are a set of custom tags that can be used on the Wiki.

Antennas and Accessories

Anything from mounts, stands, battery packs and more

RR Admin and Special Services

  • Subscription Services and additional features available to paid subscribers
  • Web Service is an XML interface to all of the information in the RR Database. See this link for more details.
  • RadioReference API - Display RadioReference data on your own Web pages
  • RR 3.0 Release Specifications - Info on the current and next release of the Site

Scanners, Receivers and Professional Radios

Scanner Types
Professional Radios

Special Topics

  • ACARS - Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System; hints and software.
  • ALE - also known as MIL-STD 188-141A, it's in heavy use by the military and diplomatic services and even hams
  • Amateur Radio Gear - Often now has widebanded receive sections; useful as a backup scanner in some places
  • Common Frequencies in use across the US and Canada can be found here.
  • Connecting Radios to Soundcards How to set up Windows to accept audio via a soundcard - for various decoding and manipulation applications
  • DMA Radios Hints and Kinks - Hints and fixes for the new Uniden DMA Radios
  • Modifications - Always a popular topic; add functions to your scanner or receiver
  • Natural Events and Disasters - Topics on monitoring public safety and other communications during natural disasters and other natural events. (Skip and Tropo NOT included.)
  • Personal Radio Services - GMRS, FRS, etc.
  • Police/Fire/EMS Apparatus Photos and Info - a location to post pictures and information regarding vehicles etc.
  • Programming Shortcuts - Helpful tips and shortcuts for programming your scanner
  • Propagation - Radio and TV signals can travel further than just line of sight. To understand how, take a look here
  • Rebanding A detailed article on the reallocation of services within the 800 Mhz spectrum, and the major effect it will have on trunktracking scanners.
  • RR Glossary - An index of terminology often used on RR
  • Special Events - Frequencies and talkgroups for parades,airshows and other periodic events can be listed here
  • Sports Frequencies
  • SWL Broadcast You want to hear what other overseas broadcasters say about us? Start here
  • Utility Monitoring There's lots more on HF besides hams, CB and broadcasters