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Tuscaloosa Area Police Scanner

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CSL126

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Hey guys, I've set up my police scanner once again. The address to it is http://68.62.126.174:8000/listen.pls. I'm working on a website to go along with it. I'm using my toshiba laptop, a uniden reciever, and a scantenna mounted 40ft in the air. Right now the scanner monitors the following:

Tuscaloosa PD (1, 2, 3, & 4)
Tuscaloosa SO (1 & 2)
Tuscaloosa FD (1, 2, & 3)
Tuscaloosa VFD (Dispatch Only)
Northstar Paramedics

Also note that the scanner does recieve Birmingham fire dispatch at night (it's the simulcast off of the trunked system on 154.190).

Enjoy!
 

smithw14

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Thats cool - how do you set that up? Does it cost anything to broadcast? I should broadcast Birmingham on the web, I'm sure i'd get some listeners.

-William
 

RevGary

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Keep getting a 404 rerror - "Can not locate server"...
 

CSL126

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It went offline sometime last night, it's back online right now. I'll try to keep it up as much as possible. I'm about to leave for work right now, but when I get home i'm going to start writing a tutorial to put on my website www.teamka.org/tuscaloosa. This feed has had close to 15 listeners constantly. If you do start hosting one, i'll add a link to it on my website and try to get you some extra listeners.
 

CSL126

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I'm using RG-6 coax from the scanner to the antenna right now. Would buying a cable like LMR-400 work in the 450 - 460 MHz range? I know it works in the 800 MHz range well. Would I be able to notice a difference between RG6 and LMR-400?
 

CSL126

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Ok everyone, the scanner is back up at the same address. I'm only using the stock antenna at this time until I can get some longer coaxial cable. The address once again is (68.62.126.174/listen.pls) there is also a link to it at my website (http://swa.teamka.org).
 
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