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YouTube Fire Dispatch Archive/Live Feed

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I've been working on hodge podging together a Fire Dispatch feed on YouTube. I currently have it working when pages are received they are uploaded to the YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW29Abf7Ck8t_c7OVKDPu6Q and within 30 seconds of the page finishing they are typically available to the public. YouTube then sends the video upload notification to a twitter account http://twitter.com/kalamazoofire

I've also now added a live feed to the YouTube account. The video of the live feed includes a timestamp so that when one is listening they know how much of a delay there is.

I was wondering if anyone had any feedbacks for improvements on this. If you look at the twitter followers (now over 200) the Media seems to be enjoying this quite a bit.
 

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I never thought of using YT for a feed.

Is it all dispatches only? You may want to include a fireground channel if possible so listeners can hear what happens "after-the-dispatch".

I have a twitter and FB page for my RR feed and have picked up a lot of media and PS followers/listeners. I know there is a way to embed the feed in the FB page but it is beyond my level of technical expertise. I just provide a link.
 
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I never thought of using YT for a feed.

Is it all dispatches only? You may want to include a fireground channel if possible so listeners can hear what happens "after-the-dispatch".

I have a twitter and FB page for my RR feed and have picked up a lot of media and PS followers/listeners. I know there is a way to embed the feed in the FB page but it is beyond my level of technical expertise. I just provide a link.
Kalamazoo doesn't use a fire ground channel. They keep their fire ground activity on the dispatch channel of the trunked system... if there happens to be a rescue or other incident during this time those are moved to Tac Channels.

Yea, its weird I know.
 

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Kalamazoo doesn't use a fire ground channel. They keep their fire ground activity on the dispatch channel of the trunked system... if there happens to be a rescue or other incident during this time those are moved to Tac Channels.

Yea, its weird I know.
That doesn't sound very safe. If there was an emergency on the FG like a FF down it could be covered by dispatch traffic. Even 40 years ago when I was a volunteer on a small dept. we had a separate FG channel.
 

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That doesn't sound very safe. If there was an emergency on the FG like a FF down it could be covered by dispatch traffic. Even 40 years ago when I was a volunteer on a small dept. we had a separate FG channel.
I agree its not safe... but actually field units override the dispatch consoles on the talkgroup. But the bigger issue has been bonking radios on the fireground.
 

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I'm interested in knowing more about how you do this. I run a Broadcastify feed in Bakersfield, CA.

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I'm interested in knowing more about how you do this. I run a Broadcastify feed in Bakersfield, CA.

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I choose to use YouTube because I think it is a lot more accessible than Broadcastify to the general public, plus I disagree with some of the business practices that RadioReference/Broadcastify partake in and I don't want to enable them to profit from another feed given to them for free without the feed generator getting diddly.

I plan on making the code available to the public once I work out the bugs for free. Its actually very easily done.
 

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I choose to use YouTube because I think it is a lot more accessible than Broadcastify to the general public, plus I disagree with some of the business practices that RadioReference/Broadcastify partake in and I don't want to enable them to profit from another feed given to them for free without the feed generator getting diddly.

I plan on making the code available to the public once I work out the bugs for free. Its actually very easily done.
Awesome. Thank you.

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