• 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

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Hey all, I have a question about the SIRN system. I am located in Pittsburgh PA. I can pick up 2 sites pretty good, the Beaverfalls site and Sandspeings. Now, my question is ,what talk groups are carried on these 2 sites and what countys are carried on these 2 sites? I'm sure the whole state isn't carried on these two sites.
 

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Hey all, I have a question about the SIRN system. I am located in Pittsburgh PA. I can pick up 2 sites pretty good, the Beaverfalls site and Sandspeings. Now, my question is ,what talk groups are carried on these 2 sites and what countys are carried on these 2 sites? I'm sure the whole state isn't carried on these two sites.
Just what you should imagine is carried on them. Predominantly local traffic. Looks in the WVSIRN database and you'll see Sand Springs is in Preston Co. Predominantly Preston Co traffic will be on there. Beaver will have very little traffic other than state traffic (WVSP, etc) because there is really nothing else active up in Northern Hancock Co. But for Preston Co you should hear much of the Preston Co stuff as well as any state stuff affiliating with that site.

The key is that you will not hear any traffic on either site unless some radio is affiliated with that particular site. You won't hear all state traffic or all Preston Co trafficc just because you are monitoring those two sites.

It's no different than trying to monitor PASTARNET
 
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Just what you should imagine is carried on them. Predominantly local traffic. Looks in the WVSIRN database and you'll see Sand Springs is in Preston Co. Predominantly Preston Co traffic will be on there. Beaver will have very little traffic other than state traffic (WVSP, etc) because there is really nothing else active up in Northern Hancock Co. But for Preston Co you should hear much of the Preston Co stuff as well as any state stuff affiliating with that site.

The key is that you will not hear any traffic on either site unless some radio is affiliated with that particular site. You won't hear all state traffic or all Preston Co trafficc just because you are monitoring those two sites.

It's no different than trying to monitor PASTARNET
For the longest time I thought the sand springs site was in Monogalia. I get some Morgantown talkgroups from time to time on the sand Springs site I forgot it is a flamethrower usually get decent decode here in Washington.
 
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Just an FYI - Jefferson County site 1.23 switched CC's shortly after midnight on 2/13. It is on 460.08750 now instead of 453.4125. I don't know if this is permanent or not.
 

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Site 1.7 in Berkeley County went off the air at 08:36 this morning

Announcement was made at 08:28 that the North Mountain radio site would go down in 10 minutes, all units and departments to go with their Plan B communications, CAD and instant messaging
 
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