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burner50
Proud Union THUG
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reply to GeekNJ

Re: RadioReference.com Change

I do know that before RadioReference took over Scanamerica, The site was run from the owner's home... Now it takes a giant cloud account with AWS that costs over $10,000/mo.

The streaming platform was about to go under when Radioreference took it over, and that is when it was just a few hundred feeds... Now there is a few thousand feeds and anytime there is a major incident, there is tens of thousands of connections every minute... It is very expensive.

I don't know that the reasoning is the cost, I found out about it from this thread myself, but I can see it being a major contributor. I wonder if he is looking to sell the live audio platform off... The leg work would all be done now.
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burner50
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Fort Worth, TX
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I think some of these complaints are funny.

Did you really spend $500 on a digital scanner and hook it up to a $300 computer to save $30/yr?

I doubt it.
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guhuna
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Port Costa, CA
EDIT : found my answer on RR's site.


GeekNJ
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reply to burner50
said by burner50:

Did you really spend $500 on a digital scanner and hook it up to a $300 computer to save $30/yr?

Because I spend $1500+ on a transceiver doesn't mean the radio I run as an APRS gateway is $1500 when any 2m unit would do. And it's hooked up to an existing computer, not a top end computer purchased and dedicated to APRS.

I considered adding a spare (inexpensive) scanner that would broadcast my local repeater so I could listen while at work and was at my desk. It would be connected to an existing desktop that is always running. No additional cost to me.

I wouldn't pay the $30/yr because of reasons I outlined above. With a mortgage, a $3800/mo college payment for 1 daughter and another daughter starting college next year, expenses of any kind are considered. The perk of the rr db would have been nice while the new perks are completely meaningless to me and it seems the others that were disappointed in the thread.
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