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I am new to this and just discovered this web site. I have found a live audio feed for Del Norte county sheriff and local police, but cannot find one for the local CHP which I believe if I am right is based out of Humboldt county. Does anyone have any information on how I can hear the CHP in Del Norte county online?
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I am new to this and just discovered this web site. I have found a live audio feed for Del Norte county sheriff and local police, but cannot find one for the local CHP which I believe if I am right is based out of Humboldt county. Does anyone have any information on how I can hear the CHP in Del Norte county online?
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I am new to this and just discovered this web site. I have found a live audio feed for Del Norte county sheriff and local police, but cannot find one for the local CHP which I believe if I am right is based out of Humboldt county. Does anyone have any information on how I can hear the CHP in Del Norte county online?
I stream the " Eureka & North" feed for Humboldt County and yes, Del Norte CHP (#95) is dispatched from the CalTrans building in Eureka on the Green 42.54B / 42.24m, the same frequencies as their Arcata & Garberville offices. I almost never hear any traffic to/from Crescent City CHP units, as I believe they use a microwave link between here and their transmitters at Red Mountain above Klamath, and Camp 6 off Hwy 199 near Gasquet. There used to be a 72 mHz link, but I don't know if it's still in use.

I don't know who it is that does the Del Norte feed, but his "info" page is at Del Norte County Sheriff and EMS, Crescent City Police and Fire Live Scanner Audio Feed and includes a ""Contact Broadcaster" link, a phone number, and what he's streaming now and his plan for a second feed which would include CHP and a couple other state agencies.

As you may be aware, the Northern Green frequency pair is supposed to move to 45.22B / 42.34m eventually, but that could be a long way off. The licenses are all set, but the system isn't.

Good luck! And drop in on my feed when you want to hear the "big cities" of Arcata and Eureka, and CHP as far north as the Humboldt/DN County Line on the 101 bypass. Occasionally (a couple times a year) CalFire will use a repeater within my listening distance for a Del Norte call, but that's very rare and usually accidental.

BTW, my Humboldt North feed has been down for several hours this evening (Thurs) as I update that computer, but I'll try to have it up and running before I fall asleep. Otherwise it'll be back up sometime in the morning. The Humboldt South feed carries some traffic from the north half (Sheriff, CHP, CalFire and Eureka), but only if they happen to be using a repeater that gets into his location in Fortuna.

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Even as I listen to the DN Co feed at 9:55 a.m. this Friday morning, I just heard CHP 95-1 calling in a traffic stop at Northcrest Dr & Pine Grove Rd; and 95-S3 went "10-8 on duty" about two minutes later. Maybe the provider read your post (or heard from you?) and added them to his scanlist. And the thing isn't that busy, so it should be relatively easy most of the time to hear just about everything that happens.

So far the handful of Crescent City CHP transmissions I've heard have all been repeated, so you don't have the decades-old "I can't hear the cars" issue. Which should be going away whenever they get the new frequencies up and running.

I've never listened to Del Norte for more than a few minutes, but I have it in my neat new ScannerLive application, which kind of works like a "feed-scanner" for the computer... ten banks of 10 scanner streams each - your choice - with a priority channel to boot. And not restricted to RadioReference feeds. Nice toy, with free limited use and $19.99 to buy. I found it the night before last and bought it the next morning.

And 95-S3 just went "out at the office" so he must get a take-home car.


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I am new to this and just discovered this web site. I have found a live audio feed for Del Norte county sheriff and local police, but cannot find one for the local CHP which I believe if I am right is based out of Humboldt county. Does anyone have any information on how I can hear the CHP in Del Norte county online?

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Hi. I am the feed provider for Del Norte County.. i am not sure what frequency i am missing...

The scanner i finally settled on, i found only 1 other online and he's not selling. No other scanner seems to pick up far enough away as well as as providing a clean signal. What i am working with now is a Regency Model #ACT-E-106.

My server is a minimal OneLink system from an old Slot Machine from a local casino, running headless with antiX linux with b.u.t.t. as the broadcast streamer. yes, sounds strange, but i make use of week hardware. Everything i have was donated for this project and must run on solar power in case power goes out (with 2 deep cycle batteries to keep the buffer).

I am missing a single crystal for the scanner, for CHP's mobile traffic. I don't know what frequency that is.. but if someone knows what it is... and wants to donate it.. i'll install it and get that going.

I am a very poor person lol... been working from home trying to help the community taking up technical slack for technical slackers.
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Hi. I am the feed provider for Del Norte County.. i am not sure what frequency i am missing...

The scanner i finally settled on, i found only 1 other online and he's not selling. No other scanner seems to pick up far enough away as well as as providing a clean signal. What i am working with now is a Regency Model #ACT-E-106.

My server is a minimal OneLink system from an old Slot Machine from a local casino, running headless with antiX linux with b.u.t.t. as the broadcast streamer. yes, sounds strange, but i make use of week hardware. Everything i have was donated for this project and must run on solar power in case power goes out (with 2 deep cycle batteries to keep the buffer).

I am missing a single crystal for the scanner, for CHP's mobile traffic. I don't know what frequency that is.. but if someone knows what it is... and wants to donate it.. i'll install it and get that going.

I am a very poor person lol... been working from home trying to help the community taking up technical slack for technical slackers.
Howdy, "dncounty." I'm listening to your feed right now, and am hearing DN Sheriff (and Crescent City PD?) loud and clear. I also just heard over your feed CHP put out a BOLO for a DUI driver on Lake Earl Drive, I think she said.

As far as CHP goes, I wouldn't bother trying to pick up the CHP mobiles right now (their mobile frequency is 42.24). They're VERY hard to pick up unless you have a sensitive scanner, a good low-band antenna, and a good, high elevation location. And lots of good luck. It's been one of the biggest irritations for scanner listeners for many, many years not being able to pick up the CHP cars.

Good news, though, since I first mentioned it up in post #3, is that CHP has now started testing their new frequency pair that will be used for the Arcata (16), Crescent City (95), and Garberville (105) offices, and the plan is that the mobiles should generally be repeated through the dispatcher-side frequency, which will be 45.22. Right now I'm only hearing the new frequency off Horse Mountain here in Humboldt County, but I imagine they'll be rolling it out area wide when they get the bugs out of it. I'll be sure to pass the word along. And I just MIGHT have a crystal for it, not sure. 45.22 is the same frequency that Grass Valley PD used when I was a dispatcher there in the early 80s, and I'm sure I bought a couple of them. If I can find them - 30 years later. Don't hold your breath on that, though.

You're using a Regency E-106, eh? That's a real classic, from the early 70s. When my dad retired about 1974 I bought him an E-106 because he had been a "police call" fan since I was a kid growing up in L.A.in the 1950s.


I had an ACT-R-106 mobile scanner until just a couple years ago when I gave it to my nephew.

That's one of the benefits of living here on the north coast - all the "good" radio stuff is still on bands and frequencies that have been in use for a half century, so even the oldie-but-goodie scanners work for us as well as they ever did.

By the way, can you tell me the unit numbering systems for Del Norte Sheriff vs CCPD? I'm hearing "4-Paul-" units and some other numbers but haven't listened enough to figure out who is the city police and who are the sheriff unit numbers. When I first moved over here to the coast in 1991 CCPD did their own dispatching on their own frequency, but I believe they've bounced back and forth once or twice, and that DNSO now dispatches them? Thanks.

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Well, i know that L9 for example is City PD. 4P11 is Deputy Burke (Sheriff Dept), 2S6 is Second shift supervisor (Sheriff Dept)...

I generally know by voice who's who. I was on the wrong side of the fence once.. and because of it i will never be able to be a CHP officer. I think it's a noble job and i have a lot of respect for CHP officers. Strange, i always fear our Sheriff department, but not city police and not CHP or State Parks.

When the scanner is very quiet for most of the day, it's because they are talking via cellphone most of the day. I have caught them using the scanner as a method of putting false information out, just so they can coordinate via cellphone and then arrive to apprehend a suspect. They tried it twice recently in Klamath and it failed. The tactic has worked in the past though.

Lately, there seems to be more cooperating from other agencies, so we'll hear a mix of call signs in conversation. I can't help but wonder how many cops were sapeanoed to appear in court in San Fransisco regarding our local DA and the corruption case. This all comes just after one officer killed himself at the courthouse... i fear he know too much and killed himself to not testify against our DA.

It's common though around here, but people are not talking publicly much about it. Best we have is our scanner, and that can only clue us in at best as to what is happening, but clearly, our officers are overworked, understaffed and have an uphill battle in trying to keep habitual criminals behind bars when there is no room in our jail for them.

I guess i went way off topic here. In answer to your question, i really don't know... if there is a method to assigning call signs, i don't have the slightest clue ... because what i thought it was, didn't make sense when two others were called... and i know they are not supervisors... or 2D7 ... Detective, second shift? 2S3, Second shift supervisor? ... who knows.
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Oh, and Sheriff dispatch now handles CCPD calls. I know there is the CHP transfer to DNSO... and you can hear the 911 ringer in the background.. because moments after you'll put two and two together and hear the dispatch calling out Fire or EMS, etc. Also, i know by certain tones now dispatch is about to mention a 459 alarm.. because in previous communication, you hear that audible tone in the background.

Unfortunately, my inquiries into their operations lead to my being investigated and targeted by "a rogue in the business". I am not breaking any laws and i'm not instigating any problems intentionally by having the feed available.

Pretty soon though, i'm likely to suffer repercussions, because i'm introducing real-time transcriptions of audio into text that becomes searchable on my websites. I have also worked with various businesses and homeowners to install high def cameras through critical points in my county so that i can run software against live footage to capture plates. When a BOLO goes out and my audio recognition gets the text after the tone, the camera system will provide a continuous feed of license plate numbers. When there is a match, my system can send a message back to me.

Unfortunately, because of my criminal past (1 time stupidity a long time ago), law enforcement doesn't want to work with me.

If i was a real criminal, i could turn around and offer protection to criminals in the form of a true heads up any time a license plate with a 1 in the beginning comes within view of the camera. Maybe one day, these people will realize my skills can be put to use. Otherwise my friend, i feel that my time here on earth is extremely limited, as someone will find a way to track me down and "clean house".
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Well, i know that L9 for example is City PD. 4P11 is Deputy Burke (Sheriff Dept), 2S6 is Second shift supervisor (Sheriff Dept)...
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I guess i went way off topic here. In answer to your question, i really don't know... if there is a method to assigning call signs, i don't have the slightest clue ... because what i thought it was, didn't make sense when two others were called... and i know they are not supervisors... or 2D7 ... Detective, second shift? 2S3, Second shift supervisor? ... who knows.
Sometimes it can be hard to figure out codes and, especially, unit numbering systems. After living in and around Eureka for almost 20 years I had all the callsigns pretty much fiigured out EXCEPT Eureka PD's. Come to find out that the numbers usually don't tell you what type of unit it is or where their beat is... they are permanently assigned to each officer. Which I kinda should 've figured out years sooner, since that's how we did it at Grass Valley. D'uh.

For radio codes it's pretty much just listening long enough and noticing the context of what they say. Many codes are fairly common throughout the state, but every agency has their own variations. Some places are slowly moving to plain English of all things The fire service discovered years ago that it simply made more sense, especially since they do so much mutual aid - a lot more than law enforcement usually does.

I'll beam you a private message here either in a little while or else tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that. Probably tomorrow. And thanks for the info.
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You bet! All the other digital "modern" scanners keep having problems picking up stray signals... prob form the arse 1 block from me with a ham radio (unfiltered). I have had others who are techies work to clean up the signal, program the scanner, etc.

This scanner is great for this purpose.
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You bet! All the other digital "modern" scanners keep having problems picking up stray signals... prob form the arse 1 block from me with a ham radio (unfiltered). I have had others who are techies work to clean up the signal, program the scanner, etc.

This scanner is great for this purpose.
Looks good to me

My "set-up" is even more humble, with a $29.95-on-clearance Radio Shack Pro-83 doing the honors via a 10-year old HP L2000 laptop with WinXP and using the RadioReference-endorsed Oddcast feed app.



I wanted to use my BCT8 scanner since I can program and control it from anywhere using LogMeIn.com and the ARC8 software, but its audio was terribly noisy no matter what I tried. I've occasionally run my Pro-96 which sounds OK, but I like to save it for when I travel to digital country, like L.A. And believe it or not, the Pro-83 (same radio as the Pro-84 and Uniden BC92XLT with just cosmetic differences) has better sensitivity than the BCT8 or Pro-96. And its selectivity is more than adequate in this radio-sparse environment.

So except for maybe a month in total, that li'l Pro-83 has been broadcasting Humboldt to the world 24/7 for about 3 years!

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