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Old 06-15-2011, 2:51 AM
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jewie27, set your "audio type" to DIGITAL ONLY, this will prevent unwanted noise from getting in. It is only in carrier squelch othewise thus the random noise.
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Old 06-15-2011, 2:57 AM
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The volume is extremely low & the droning background noise is killing me!! Also, could you by chance set up a feed for SE, SW and/or 77th Divisions? Thanks!
Please, I hope not, at least not on the same scanner. What we need is SOMEONE ELSE or another scanner to provide those divisions (hopefully in simplex range). LAPD is way to busy to follow an incident with multiple divisions on a single scanner, it will just sound like a jumbled mess sentences. Thanks Jewie27 for volunteering for the West Side.
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Old 06-15-2011, 3:23 AM
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jewie27, set your "audio type" to DIGITAL ONLY, this will prevent unwanted noise from getting in. It is only in carrier squelch othewise thus the random noise.
Not meaning to beat this poor dead horse beyond recognition, but per the #3 suggestion I made in post 35: if the interference is coming from the multiple high level, higher-powered simulcasting LAPD repeaters on 484.5375 and 484.5625, setting the squelch to "digital only" wouldn't help much if at all, would it, since they and Wilshire Simplex are all digital with the same NAC?

The static itself, and the likelihood that it's causing urgent and emergency calls to be missed while the scanner is hung up, makes the feed less useful to me than it might be. "Simplex" frequencies can make for occasional good listening, but not at the expense of missing C-2 and C-3 calls, and officer-initiated urgent messages, in my opinion. If the scanner is attended and the trouble-prone simplex channel can be activated only when there's a good incident going down, that would make it more worthwhile.

Just like the suggestion and replies about adding feeds for other divisions, there's no way to make everybody happy with a system as saturated as LAPD's is.

Now if they would just roll the system back to five analog dispatch frequencies and two simplex tactical frequencies for the entire city like when I started there

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jewie27, set your "AUDIO TYPE" to DIGITAL ONLY, this will prevent unwanted noise from getting in. It is only in carrier squelch othewise thus the random noise.
You can do this on a PER CHANNEL basis on the Uniden "XT" versions, It works great as only the APCO25 signals will umute the speaker. Otherwise the channel is merely in carrier squelch when a digital signal is NOT present on frequency. A huge improvement to LAPD monitoring which can reduce adjacent channel interference, etc. I don't remember if the option is available on the older "T" models.
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yea, I tried the single division thing but the listeners much prefer more (that and Van Nuys can be slower than molasses at times.)
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yea, I tried the single division thing but the listeners much prefer more (that and Van Nuys can be slower than molasses at times.)
Like I said a few messages ago, " there's no way to make everybody happy." For the younger or newer listeners, close your eyes and imagine you're back in 1977, and with just one frequency, 159.03, you get to, no you have to, listen to every single call, every single MESSAGE going out to every single car and motor unit in the entire Valley.

And not just the hottest 25 or 35% of calls that are broadcast today, but all the little business disputes, stolen property reports, loud parties, and every suspect and license plate that somebody anywhere from the Rock in Foothill to the gated streets in West Valley's hills wants checked. And make no mistake, things were every bit as busy then as they are today, the only big difference being that the percentage of truly violent crimes was probably a little less than today. But the 187 victims were just as dead and the "officer needs help" calls were just as hair-raising as they are in 2011.

Actually the radio was busier than today, and round about 1978 we started overheating the transmitter regularly and would drop off the air for several minutes until it could cool down. That led to the justly-maligned but probably necessary decision to take North Hollywood and West Valley off 159.03 and put those two divisions on their own separate one-frequency simplex channels for about 3 or 4 years. That was scary, but we got through it. We would have loved for Van Nuys to be slower than molasses for just a few hours now and then.
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Sorry I am late to this thread. I have been listening to the LAPD feeds for several years now via scanner.net and BBScanner on my blackberry (I am an LAPD reserve officer) and my biggest frustration was having so many frequencies on the main LAPD feed that it was virtually impossible to follow anything. So the choice was either that or listen to only the hot shots feed. Now with this Wilshire/Olympic feed (and it sounds like Pacific is now on there too) you really do hear most of the calls from start to finish and at least for the base frequencies I can concur that you are pretty much hearing what you would hear in the car. So thank you for putting this feed up!
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Sorry I am late to this thread. I have been listening to the LAPD feeds for several years now via scanner.net and BBScanner on my blackberry (I am an LAPD reserve officer) and my biggest frustration was having so many frequencies on the main LAPD feed that it was virtually impossible to follow anything. So the choice was either that or listen to only the hot shots feed. Now with this Wilshire/Olympic feed (and it sounds like Pacific is now on there too) you really do hear most of the calls from start to finish and at least for the base frequencies I can concur that you are pretty much hearing what you would hear in the car. So thank you for putting this feed up!

No problem, I enjoy scanning. As a former police recruit for the city of Los Angeles, I learned so much about radio lingo that even 3 years after leaving the academy, I still listen in every day. Currently I work private patrol in Wilshire/Olympic and it's good for me to be informed when a 459 silent or code 30 ringer is activated because most of the time the alarm company is a few mins behind pd when dispatching me. Lapd radio keeps me entertained during my shifts in the L-car.
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