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jeff

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St. Augustine, FL
Moved to St Johns Co in April from Burlington Co, NJ just as the 800 system came on line. Been tracking that system and submitting the updates. Am a retired Fire Chief so my main interest lies there, along with milair. Live in a HOA area, but will try and get some antennas up shortly.
 

jhouse55

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Hello,
I live in Spring Hill (40 miles north of Tampa) and monitor the following systems;

Pasco County - Pasco County Public Services (EDACS) , COM-SAV (LTR)
- Pasco County Sheriff, Fire departments and EMS

Hernando County - Hernando County Public Services (Motorola Type II Smartnet)
- Hernando County Sheriff, Fire departments and EMS
 

KI4VBR

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Palm Harbor, FL
Welcome aboard to Mitch & JHouse55. It may not be the busiest state forum here, but I bet we have some of the nicest folk on here always willing to lend a hand.

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help out.

Best regards --... ...--
Vince
KI4VBR
 

phatswinger

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New Port Richey, fl
hey all, just moved from east to west coast...had to reset scanner , now having probs loading new counties... coming from martin, st lucie now in pasco, wish me luck.
 

steele_9

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Aug 4, 2011
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Port St. Lucie, FL
I am in Port St Lucie. Hour north of W Palm Beach, Hour South of Melbourne. My area is digital so i cant hear too much I have no idea how to program my scanners.
Uniden Trunk Tracker BCT8
GRECOM Multitrunking PSR-400
RS Pro-107 iScan
I dont trust anyone around here to program them for me and the Pro107 is dummy proof, but i went to update it through the software and now it is bricked.
 

Gilly1980

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Oct 14, 2007
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Lake County, FL
new FL resident

I just moved to central Florida from eastern North Carolina. I left my analog PRO-528 in NC and have no radios al all (for now) but I monitor fire/rescue/EMS via Broadcastify.
 

KI4VBR

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Palm Harbor, FL
Welcome!

I just moved to central Florida from eastern North Carolina. I left my analog PRO-528 in NC and have no radios al all (for now) but I monitor fire/rescue/EMS via Broadcastify.
Welcome to sunny Florida (for now). Broadcastify and other streaming sites help out in times like this and glad they are there. Lots to hear in your new area including an active bombing and strafing site to the south of you called Avon Park. They are busy at least once or twice a week and you might be able to hear both sides of the comms if you decide to put up an outdoor antenna.....that assumes you get a new radio with the UHF aero-band.

Best of luck & welcome Gilly.

Vince
 

wrngnmbr6

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Dec 28, 2005
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Ocala, Florida
I've been living in Ocala, FL for the last 2 years or so but was out of scanning since 2008. I had to sell all mine due to unfortunate circumstamces. I'm happy to say that I just got me a BCD396XT and am now monitoring Ocala FL and Marion County. I'm also considering getting a few more scanners ASAP.
 

KI4VBR

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Palm Harbor, FL
Welcome Back

Welcome back to the world of radios. A lot has changed since 2008, and lately, things are changing every year. In my opinion, you picked a great radio to get back in the hobby. There is so much to choose from now-a-days that we can get almost exactly what we want in a radio and click "order". :)

Dont forget about the various software (programs) designed for your scanner.....some free and some with a reasonable charge. I mainly use my 396XT and I am very happy with it. There is not much I can't pick up with a few exceptions like Florida Highway Patrol and other networks that are encrypted.

Best of luck to you.

Vince
KI4VBR EL88ob Palm Harbor, FL


I've been living in Ocala, FL for the last 2 years or so but was out of scanning since 2008. I had to sell all mine due to unfortunate circumstamces. I'm happy to say that I just got me a BCD396XT and am now monitoring Ocala FL and Marion County. I'm also considering getting a few more scanners ASAP.
 

wrngnmbr6

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Ocala, Florida
Yes you are correct a lot has changed. Some good and some bad. I use the Butel software like I had previously. It was a sad day for me when I had to sell my Pro-96, Pro-2096, BR330T, BCD396T and BCD996T but I'm slowly going to build it back up. I am happy with my first choice because nothing is Phase 2 around me just yet. I assume by what I've read so far and what you just mentioned we will never be monitoring FHP.

Jonathan
 

rwilcox1951

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Crystal River, Florida
Just moved to Citrus County. Am interested in among other things, forest rangers (found some good info on wiki), and DNR or fish and wildlife officers. Not finding much of anything on them. I'm guessing there are both state and federal agencies that enforce fish and wildlife laws here? Can anybody help with this?

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bravo14

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Just moved to Citrus County. Am interested in among other things, forest rangers (found some good info on wiki), and DNR or fish and wildlife officers. Not finding much of anything on them. I'm guessing there are both state and federal agencies that enforce fish and wildlife laws here? Can anybody help with this?

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Fish and Wildlife and Federal Agencies are on the State System SLERS. Its all Encrypted. Years from now the P25 should be up and running. The DOF is on VHF

Dept of Forest
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=898

and the State DB
Florida Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference
 
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chekoz77

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Hello all! I'm Ryan from Boynton Beach. I monitor just about everything I can pick up, analog and digital. Mostly the fire/police and ham bands every now and then. I also do some ADS-B flight tracking.

My scanner is a Windows 7 PC running 2 RTL-SDR USB dongles with various receiving and decoding software.
 

Thomas_Byrd

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Sep 5, 2014
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Clermont, FL
Hello I am Thomas Byrd from southern Lake County. I monitor the school bus radio, EMS reports to south lake hospital, the VHF patch for fire & EMS within the county, and the ORMC Air Care dispatch.
 

DeaconTheVillain

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Oct 28, 2014
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Hollywood, Florida
Hey, I'm Aaron from Broward Country. I monitor mostly Police Departments and Fire Departments throughout the southern counties. I have my BCD996XT programmed to pick up radio chatter from Palm Beach down to Miami-Dade. I'm pretty new to scanning but it's a great skill and hobby to learn. My programming is still sort of clunky but I'm slowly getting the hang of it.
 

tlong263

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Hard Rock Casino

I live I Tampa im retired paramedic from hillsborought cnty fire so I monitor them a lot along with Tampa Fire.IMjust north abt .5 miles from Macdill afb so I hear lot of activity on their system.Anyone know why I cant monitor the hard rock casino here in Tampa.IM abt 15 miles from them and thinking their using low power radios.BY the way I been monitoring my whole life and I remember buying my first electra bearcat 8 channel used crystals then .Bought from company called Allied Radio if anyone old enough to remember them.im using a home patrol and 436hp.
 

FloridaRailRoadRadio

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Wherever A Train Is In Florida
Hi All

I finally retired from a job that required extensive travel nationwide for assignments which depending on the situation could have me relocated for several months up to some years time, right now I'm revisiting some of the sites that have fared well meeting old acquaintances & friends, Florida seems peaceful enough & I just might put down stakes here, thanks for listening, oh I forgot, if it travels on rails I monitor it.
 
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