Originally Posted by kskarma
I got a nice note from Robert Nall about this situation. He confirmed that he has only a limited bandwidth for this scanner feed at this time. He said there is a one-hour timer on each user that is connected to keep people from 'hogging' the server or forgetting to log off at the end of their session. The operation indeed is run from his home and he said he has had very few contributions to expand the services or move to a more robust server. In fact, I was the first (!) person to contribute this year.... If you do contribute, you will get a priority spot and be able to log on anytime you want. The operation here is just a part of the 'Ring' and he is responsible only for the Topeka/Shawnee Co. portion of the service. I hope this helps...10-4?
Thank you for the confirmation, Before I email Mr. Nall with a nifty idea so more people can use his service I would like to get feedback. I think a short 5-7 second advertisement before the stream started would not be a problem, maybe he could get a local radio/scanner shop to agree to this at say 2-5 cents a stream and he could make enough to pay for hosting. http://www.fast-serv.com/web/?action=shoutcast_hosting
Maybe even a replay of the ad every hour someone is online listening?
Would anyone have a problem listening to a 7 second ad at the beginning and maybe every hour to have a good, reliable stream from Topeka? Just throwing ideas out there!