Tuesday 12/09/03 freq 42.62 NC Trooper dispatch in Asheville. Dispatcher did a test count for someone. 12345 / 54231. They ask her again and got 12345 / 54231. Slight delay in releasing the mic button and you could hear her break up. She really could'nt count backwards.
The night of Hurricane Isabel as you would expect, the PD and FD were extremely busy. I heard a call I think it was for the western district. It went like this.
Dispatcher:7xxx respond to corner x to assist the county with an unruly crowd.
Unit 7xxx:The county's asking for our help? Whats wrong with them I thought they were cops?
Dispatcher:We're not going to go there tonight.
Heard on the Asheville, NC PD dispatch: BEEEEPP "Attention all units near I-26 South, assist SHP in traffic control and round up of cattle from jacknifed tractor trailer." Seconds later: "2XX en route, YEHAAA! Get on lil doggies!" A second later: "2XX, Pa says save it for the Ponderosa." (Followed by the sounds of the entire communications office breaking up in laughter) Heard on MHP District 9/Troop M: "M-12 Brookhaven, 10-28, ummmm Vanity I believe." "Brookhaven M, Mary-12, go ahead." "10-28, Edward, Lincoln, Frank, 1, repeating E L F-1. Umm Ho Ho Ho?"
One Time I heard them Run a person and it came back to Richard Dick. Then on a Car to Car channel I heard one cop tell another "did she say Richard Dick'? Then the other cop said "yep" The first cop then replied "guess that would make him a Dick Dick right?" I laughed for hours after hearing this late one night!
"Baker 15, and ONLY Baker 15, please respond to a report of a woman, approximately 22 years of age, blonde hair, 5 feet, 120 lbs running down the street. She appears to be intoxicated and is not wearing clothes. Repeating, Baker 15 ONLY, please respond."
I heard this once during rush hour on Baltimore city citywide channel.
Unit: Unit x to citywide, have all units responding too calls, to stay clear of I-83. It's backed up pretty bad.
Dispatcher: Oh I know I'm looking out the window now. Looks like a pretty big mess.
Unit: Can you see me waving. I'm the car with the blue lights on top
I have an interesting story regarding a test count, but not from a dispatcher.
While employed by my father, we serviced a LOT of taxi radios.
A driver came in and said to Roger, the technician, "My radio's not acting right."
Roger says, "Gimme a test count."
The driver stands right there and says, "One, two, three, four"
Roger says, "That's great, now go out to your cab, pick up the mic, push the button and say the same words."
This is not a scanner story but a CB story from about 1960. A black TV shop tec had installed a very early CB in his truck and one at home. He went thru the full call sign thing. 6W1333 unit 1 to 6W1333 unit 2, I'm out at the service station for a few. [wife] 6w1333 unit 1 this is 6W1333 unit 2, If you call and I dont answer then you know the Exlax done got me. That was 44 years ago and I'm still broke up.
Dispatch: "2C5, 2A38, 10-70?" (10-70 = are you okay?)
2C5: "Charlie 5 is fine.. Alpha 38 is.. um.. (laughs) I'll let him explain it to you."
Dispatch: "Uh.. 10-4..."
2A38: "Um, I'm okay, but my car isn't.."
Dispatch: "10-9?" (say again?)
2A38: "My car has a big boo-boo on the rear end courtesy of another motorist."
2A38: "Is there an ICU for cars?"
Dispatch: "Sure. [pause] There's a heaven for cars too."
2A38: "Well, you can put me 10-35, anyway." (off duty)
Dispatch: "No problem, have, um, a better night."
Before I got my 1st scanner (and this is the reason I got it) I was at a Ham suppy store where they had one running and it was picking up the old radio phone calls.. (background noise busy office) Man to wife Honey I am going to be working late tonight ..
Bacground noise traffic same man) Hey Sweetie get that sexy out fit on I am on my way....
A deputy was dispatched to a local grocery store parking lot to investigate reports of a large beaver wandering around the lot. Another deputy promptly indicated that he was in the area and would also respond because, "I wouldn't consider myself a real man unless I check out the beaver".
Every year on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus calls the Payne County, Okla. Sheriff's Office on the radio and announces his intentions to visit all the homes in the county delivering toys to all the good boys and girls. He is cleared by the Sheriff himself, who advises his deputies to render any asistance Santa requires.
Not sure just who is listening to this little play, but it's a nice touch!
The late Don Gaze, dispatcher for the Greenville Co SC Sheriff dept would sign on at 12:m for the nite shift on 37.10MHz. " This is K - I - C - 2 - 3 - 1 Greenville County Sheriffs Department Greenville South Carolina where the moon comes over the mountain in fruit jars. Often I would stay up late on Fri/Sat just to hear him.
Local fire chief(Who did a radio check every day) calls dispatch for a radio check. FIRE CHIEF KVR 750 this is1901 for a radio check. dispatch KVR750 on for 1901............ YOUR 2 LOUD,...... 2 CLEAR, ......AND 2 OFTEN. I laugh everytime I think about it.
... It's gotta be the best damn news I've heard in a long time
This morning, driving down interstate at about 6:00 AM, I heard Va. State Police dispatcher call an area sergeant, "Culpeper to 2xx", trooper: "2xx go ahead", Dispatcher: "Do you have your FM on?" Trooper: "Negative "; Dispatcher: "They believe they have captured Saddam Hussein"; Trooper: "That's great news!"
My father was a VA. State Trooper after he came back from Korea. I was with him one night when a call came thru for a man chaseing his wife around the house with a brick in his hand. The dispatcher then said that is B-R-I-C-K I repeat B-R-I-C-K.