• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

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Alabama Power started migrating to the Southern Link system between 15-20 years ago. Maybe even longer ago than that. I remember back in the mid 90's they were already working on the new system and had some hardware installed in some of their vehicles. They used to have quiet a few UHF repeaters on the air but these went by the wayside about 15 years or more ago. There was a short time when they had some of the UHF repeaters cross linked with the Southern Linc system but not for long. Unfortunately we can no longer listen to them. I always loved tuning in during a power outage or bad weather to hear what was going on. All of the former UHF tower sites, at least the ones that I'm familiar with now host the Southern Linc system. I miss the old days of scanning.
 

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Alabama Power is part of the Southern Company. The Southern Company also includes Southern Nuclear, Georgia Power, Mississippi Power, Gulf Power, Southern Company Gas, Southern Telecom, Southern Linc, Southern Power Secure and Sequent Energy Management. They all use the Southern Linc System for obvious reasons.

Several years ago, they offered cellular service to the public through Southern Linc. I think they have moved away from that, however.
 

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Alabama Power is part of the Southern Company. The Southern Company also includes Southern Nuclear, Georgia Power, Mississippi Power, Gulf Power, Southern Company Gas, Southern Telecom, Southern Linc, Southern Power Secure and Sequent Energy Management. They all use the Southern Linc System for obvious reasons.

Several years ago, they offered cellular service to the public through Southern Linc. I think they have moved away from that, however.
They still offer cellular to the public along with a new serivce called CriticalLinc.
 
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SouthernLinc

Thanks for the reply, I have the BCD436HP or dose it not what scanner they can't be picked up ?

The SouthernLinc system was a Motorola iDEN (same type system as Nextel). The legacy system is in a current state of being decomissioned and is being replaced by a new LTE system known as CriticalLinc.
 
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