I have switched to SDR and shortwave for the rest of the evening. I am streaming at http://cast1.hfzone.org:8000/frigid
So, I purchased a new scanner. I have been wanting a scanner now for about 2 years now. It’s a Uniden BCD536HP and was $500. The receiver is well worth that. I am constantly on this thing scanning my area and other areas. The thing is, the software that makes it possible to run a web server and host and control the unit over the web costs too much so I think I’m just going to use the scanner as a standalone device. It does have recording functions and replay functions that saves files to an micro-sd card. That is a plus. I shouldn’t have teased myself with the software with their 30 day trial. They know that once someone wants to use it and gets a chance to use it, that there is a high chance that someone will fork over the $50. Sorry, not me, I just payed a crap load of money on this unit and you cant even give me something so I can integrate it with windows and server technologies. For now, I will use the 30 day evaluation to give me time to gather the funds for it.
I do have a good system going to operate it along side of my PC tasks and SDR activities. It sits on top of my PC tower with the USB connected to Windows 10 virtual com port. I then turn the scanner on, and it asks me if I want to connect to the PC as a storage device (To grab recording sessions from the scanner) or as a device on a com port. I select com port and open up Proscan 16.3 and I can control it like an SDR suite. I then can make videos about it and etc. Proscan also can serve out your audio using a micro web service embedded in the software. Very convenient.