• 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

Baltimore County EOC Problems?

Status
Not open for further replies.

mlevin

Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2003
Messages
2,615
Location
Baltimore, MD
Has anyone else noticed that all the FD and PD dispatchers sound like they are using portable radios to dispatch? Does anyone know what is going on?
 

mlevin

Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2003
Messages
2,615
Location
Baltimore, MD
Sounds like they were using the backup EOC in Gilroy. They just made an announcment that they are moving back to Towson. I wonder why the dispatchers audio qualityu was so muffeled. It sounded like they were using portables
 

MCMD5

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 9, 2003
Messages
296
Location
Delaware
From another forum.


Dispatch is NOT moving out of Towson. The back up center if just that. It's a back up center and it will be used for any jurisdiction that needs to use it in the future. Dispatch will be moving TEMPORARILY to Gilroy so that major renovations can be done to the Towson location.
 

mlevin

Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2003
Messages
2,615
Location
Baltimore, MD
I think today was a test of the new center. They already moved back to Towson.

EDIT: Unless I'm misunderstanding you, didn't they already do the renovations at Towson?
 
Last edited:

MCMD5

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 9, 2003
Messages
296
Location
Delaware
mlevin said:
I think today was a test of the new center. They already moved back to Towson.

EDIT: Unless I'm misunderstanding you, didn't they already do the renovations at Towson?

The person made that post at 3:30 yesterday. I have no idea what is going on there I was just passing along a post I read.
 

ocguard

Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2002
Messages
1,251
Location
PA/MD
On Sunday, they were testing the back-up center in preparation for a long-term move while there are major renovations done to the Towson Court Building center. As anyone who knows anything about the Towson Court Building center knows, it is in terrible need of work. There is mold growing in the ventilation ducts, dust bunnies that would scare my 100 pound dog, consoles and furniture that are literally falling apart, lighting that makes the Bat Cave look like a major league ballpark, etc. In addition, I believe that there will be upgrades to the radio consoles. BCo is currently still using CentraCom II push-button consoles, for which parts are very hard to come by. I'd imagine that there will be upgrades to CentraCom Elite PC-based radios. I'm not sure if they are upgrading the Central Electronics Bank in anticipation of a possible future digital migration.

Last I knew, the back-up center is equipped with mobile radios set up as base stations for use as dispatch consoles. The phone system is limited. There is a CADS system present, but from the sound of Sunday's test [manual operations], it's not operational yet. Just before I left the center, they had installed a Zetron panel for low band paging, but there was not yet a MOSCAD terminal for career stations. So it'll be intersting to see how functional dispatch will be while they're at Gilroy. It'll be a trying time, no doubt.
 

ChattyKathy

Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2006
Messages
2
The "long-term" move from Towson to Gilroy is estimated to take about 2 or 3 weeks. The CAD system on Sunday was operational, and dispatch was NOT using manual operations except for like 30 mins during shift change.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top