• 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

Web Controlled radio at W2LIE.net

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Yep - the subject says it all.

I've installed a new radio this past weekend that allows people to use one of my scanners via remote control (currently requires Windows OS)

The new radio is an Icom PCR-100 that can monitor frequencies above 30 Mhz. The radio is located on the Nassau / Suffolk County borders.

There are some pre-programmed banks in the radio now that you can toggle on and off. (NYPD, FDNY, NCFD, NCPD, SCFD, SCPD) You can set the volume, squelch, PL, scan, and hold. You can even use the keypad and punch in your own frequency (just 1) to listen to.

So - park it on Brentwood FDvwhen there is something burning in Suffolk, and then punch in Freeport FD if there is a fire there! - move it to Nassau PD 4/5 when there is a PD Search in Valley Stream, or move it to 162.550 just to see how it works.

The FAQ document is still a work in progress. I need your questions to put it together.

For information on how to install the software, connect, and all that extra stuff, here is a link: W2LIE.net: Content / Category / Web Radio

Edit:
I did forget to add that I will be making this a "premium" section of my site starting September 1st.
There are several reasons -
1. It cost money for the radio
2. It cost money for the software server
3. It cost money for the additional hardware
4. Serious Users will pay, hopefully keeping the troublemakers away from the radio and pissing in everyone's Cheerios.
5. If this was for personal use, I could have just used my Butel software and VPN, but since I put this on the net for everyone else, it required parts 1 - 3 above.

The pricing is described on my site.
 
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Pretty cool idea, hopefully it won't get abused by knuckleheads. Should prove interesting when there are a few jobs in the area at the same time. Also, you probably should've mentioned up front in your post that you will be charging for access to that feature starting next month.
 

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Very slick Phil. Just tested by giving my call on one of the local repeaters... Very weird hearing what I sound like on the air. :D

Very low delay and packet-loss, it sounded great overall. The one thing I did notice - no audio on Windows 7 x64... I had to run XP in a VM to get it to pass audio... Just an FYI.
 

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Thanks for adding that Chauffeur. I edited my 1st post. Please understand my next few lines are NOT directed at you....

For anyone who complains that I am trying to make a buck on RR, (and by reading enough threads on various forums I will probably see at least one for my thread) all i have to say is...
I've been a RR member since 2004, I'm a Database Admin, and I was a paying member for years here before I started streaming my feeds here. I feed MULTIPLE feeds to Radio Reference - so I am a contributing member to this site - not a drive-by spammer.
 

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Very slick Phil. Just tested by giving my call on one of the local repeaters... Very weird hearing what I sound like on the air. :D

Very low delay and packet-loss, it sounded great overall. The one thing I did notice - no audio on Windows 7 x64... I had to run XP in a VM to get it to pass audio... Just an FYI.
maybe a bug on windows media player? interesting.
 

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maybe a bug on windows media player? interesting.
It's probably the 64-bit arch... I bet the author of the audio client wrote some kind of custom driver for it and the 64 bit is screwing with it... Especially because all the other components worked fine... I could start/stop scan, change freq, etc... just no sound!

Oh, and anybody who pisses on this thread about Phil trying to make a buck off of RR will be met immediately with a double infraction - one for ignoring a Moderator and another for insulting w2lie. I know Phil personally, he would not try to take advantage of anyone here. Thanks for cooperating! :)
 
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Thanks for adding that Chauffeur. I edited my 1st post. Please understand my next few lines are NOT directed at you....
No worries, that's why I suggested mentioning it up front, so that some chucklehead doesn't come along and cry about it later.
 

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This is awesome - great job!
 
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