• 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

Alabama Motorola and EDACS systems

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Steve

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Ok Alabama Gang,

I have started a small project dealing with Alabama trunked radio systems.
Basically it is an Excel spreadsheet that has Motorola and EDACS systems with control channels and system ids listed. Sheet 1 lists the systems and clicking on the system name with take you to that system’s page at www.radioreference.com (if it works). Sheet 2 lists the Motorola systems and Sheet 3 lists the EDACS systems. As always, the is a work in progress, so any corrections and additions are greatly welcome.


Steve
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RevGary

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Is there any way to access that in a format OTHER than ZIP? No such function here because of an internal software conflict. Can't install ZIP readers here at all...
 

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Zip files

REVGARY have you tried the built in Zip function with windows XP?
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I am using an earlier version of Windows that doesn't support ZIP files without many headaches. There are NO zip readers in this PC and none can be installed.
 

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Steve - that's OK for now. I don't get up to the areas of the state very often where TRS systems are in use and even if I did, I do not have a scanner that handles talk groups or digital protocols because NO ONE uses 800 in my area. (Thank goodness. I am NOT a fan of 800 anything because that format is costing Public Safety personel their lives due to unreliable communications in certain locations.). I only mentioned the zip file situation as a general comment because I know that others here in the Forum have mentined the inability to use zip files as well. Thanks, Steve...
 
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I travel between Alabama, Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin regularly.

Heard about a possible 800 radio issue in Wisconsin that may possibly (not determined at all as yet) have had something to do with an FD death.
 
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I too am saddened by the loss of a fellow brother firefighter.

I would like to know how you came by the info that it was an 800MHz radio system problem that caused the accident. All the news articles I read doesn't indicate this.
 

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WCRadioGuy said:
I too am saddened by the loss of a fellow brother firefighter.

I would like to know how you came by the info that it was an 800MHz radio system problem that caused the accident. All the news articles I read doesn't indicate this.

I have not stated that it was an 800 system issue - I stated that it WAS POSSIBLY an 800 system issue. We have no information above what everyone else locally who was listening in has. However, that system has had issues in the past with portables not being able to call in from some locations.
 
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