• 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.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Baltimore City Talkgroups--New Users

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While in Baltimore yesterday, found the Downtown Partnership's Public Safety Guides on 4112. This talkgroup was previously listed in the database as TES (Traffic Enforcement Section?). I updated the database. Talkgroup 4080 might also be used by the Downtown Partnership--maybe by the people who collect trash and such. Can anyone confirm this talkgroup, or any others for DP?

Finding the DP on the Baltimore TRS makes me wonder if there are other quais-governmental agencies lurking on the system. From the looks of the database, there are a lot of talkgroups that need a little more specific identification.

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Yes, some of those govenrment/DWP TGs need more specific details. That talkgroup for TES popped up a few months ago. I also assumed it meant traffic enforcement section, but I have not heard any radio traffic that would convince me that is what it's used for. Very confusing. Fortunately, we have the important things like FD/PD/EMS figured out for the most part.

PS: What are the Downtown Partnership PS guides? Never heard of them.
 

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The Downtown Partnership Public Safety Guides are the people who patrol downtown, helping people with directions and keeping a general watch over things. They kind of supplement the police. The website tells a lot about them and what they do:

http://www.godowntownbaltimore.com/index.cfm

By the way, can someone keep an ear on talkgroup 4080, and let us know what kind of traffic is on that one? Thanks.

Dave
 
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