Downtown Kansas City Monitoring
I wanted to get a thread starting for people that have been monitoring Downtown KCMO frequencies including but not limited to KCMO Police and Fire, Sprint Center, Downtown Security Patrol, etc.
A little background info where Im coming from:
I just bought a pro-197 from Radio Shack. Im monitoring from a 10th story loft apt on Grand Blvd, a few blocks north of Sprint Center and a few blocks west of the KCPD building on Locust. I currently pick up KCMO pretty well using the frequencies and TGs in the RR database. Im using the 800mhz Radio Shack antenna and it does a pretty good job of monitoring the KCMO Edacs system.
I currently monitor the KCMO system, I pick up the Central and Metro patrols pretty well, and the East comes in a little scratchy but not bad overall. I am using a wildcard to try to pickup any extra frequencies in the KCMO trunk. Traffic comes in pretty well during the afternoons and evenings as well.
I have a few questions about how KCMO PD handles their communications. I can currently look outside and see about 15 police running traffic and patrol in front of the Power and Light and Sprint Center for the Ozzy Ozbourne concert that just let out. I cant hear any of their transmissions on the Central talkgroup or anywhere else for that matter. I would think that there would be communications as they dont have laptops or anything and its a busy Saturday Night. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I also heard them say that they would be using the 190 numbers for the Power and Light Patrol. I wonder if they are using an encrypted talkgroup or private groups of some type?
Overall, I figured Id be hearing a lot more downtown related talk then I am. Id love to get a conversation started about what other listeners are hearing and functional talkgroups.
Thanks a lot and Happy Scanning!!