Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Scanner Gazette - High Tech Santa Cruz Police

By Jonathan Higgins

Santa Cruz, CA Neighborhood Watch goes high tech!
Santa Cruz Police are first in the nation to use the app to help fight crime and to alert the public. With the app you can see real time crime maps, even text in crime tips, receive alerts on road closers even listen to online scanner feed. - Read more

Green County, VA moving to VIPER
Next year, Greene County hopes to move to the statewide digital VIPER trunking system. It will cost $791,833 to upgrade their old communication system dating back to the 1960’s. – Read more

Germantown, TN hopes to go digital in 2012
Many things were on the table at the 2012 budget meeting include a new digital communications system for Germantown, TN. Germantown hopes to replace it 20 year old two-way radio system with a newer digital system. – Read more

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Scanner Gazette - Project 25 Phase II

By Jonathan Higgins

We can hear you now!
Prince George County, MD and Loudoun County, VA

GRE has confirmed the new GRE PSR-800 pre-programmed digital scanner will decode Project 25 Phase II communications. Over the past year both Prince George County, MD and Loudoun County, VA made the switch over to the Project 25 Phase II, leaving the scanner community in the dark, until now. The GRE PSR-800 is available for purchase at Scanner Master for $445.00.

Uniden Digital Scanner Price Drop!
If you were putting off getting Uniden digital scanner the wait is over! The very popular Uniden Bearcat BCD396XT Portable and BCD996XT Base/Mobile are now $469.95.

South Portland Maine to join the Portland Public Safety TRS
Scan New England reporting, South Portland Police and Fire is now Portland Public Safety Trunking System.

Police talkgroup #12880
Fire talkgroup #12848

They are still simulating on there VHF channels.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Scanner Gazette - Whaling City Going Digital?

By Jonathan Higgins

Whaling City Going Digital?
Soon the city of New Bedford, MA will be upgrading their current analog communication system with a new 1 million dollar digital system. The plan for New Bedford Police is to stay on it current frequencies but upgrade to digital Project 25 signal. As for New Bedford Fire along with other city departments they will leave current system for a MOROTRBO digital system. Nothing set in stone yet, we will keep you posted.

Departments already digital in Southeastern Mass
  • Dartmouth Police
  • North Attleboro Police
  • Mansfield Police (Encrypted)

    Cranston, RI Police Now Digital!
    As of Wednesday, March 09, 2011 Cranston Police are now using digital communications. The frequencies remain the same, but are now broadcasting a digital signal. We are able to hear the new digital signal from our offices in Holliston, MA.

    Police Dispatch F-1 - 482.4125 with NAC DEF
    as for channels F2 to F4 they will switch over to digital as well.

    Communications Towers are Going Up in Coweta County Georgia
    Coweta County will be joining the “Western Area Regional Radio System Authority” (WARRS). Carroll, Haralson and Heard County are already broadcasting on this new 700MHz Project 25 Phase I Trunking System. Soon to join along with Coweta are Douglas and Fulton Counties will be online in the near future!

    More info about Western Area Regional Radio System Authority