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Kodiak ALMR Up and Running?

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pperry2133

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I heard today that the Kodiak City Fire and Police are now on "some new system" that is suppose to be some amazing thing. I suspect it is the state ALMR system, but don't have a clue how to access it yet.

I have a new Uniden TruckTracker III, (246T), but after decades of being a conventional scanner junkie, I can't figure this thing out. I'm afraid that I'm going to have to ask for some help in getting it up and running.

Thanks,

Paul...
 

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I read an article recently about the Kodiak switch to ALMR and the PD Chief (T.C. Kamai) made, what in my opinion were, very ignorant and anti-scanner statements.

He made it sound like it was illegal anyway for people to listen in to their communications and that now most likely they won't be able to, etc. He also cites the reasons to keep the public from listening in as part of a Homeland Security mandate. Unless someone can point to where exactly that is stipulated, I call B.S. Most of the federal and Homeland Security mandates have to do with using narrowband and being able to have interoperability with all other agencies in the event of big disasters and terrorists acts and NOT about blocking out the public in general totally from day to day traffic/communications.

I'm also wondering if they're going to leave out the media, which usually also depends and monitors Public Safety communications as part of their information sources.

As far as I know, there's no laws in any of the 50 states about scanning being illegal. About the only law that most states have is to not use one during the commission of a crime and some states, understandably, don't allow convicted felons to possess one. There's two states I think, that have a law about using a scanner while mobile in a vehicle but as usual, Ham operators are exempt of that.

Here's the link to the article if anyone is interested:

http://kodiakdailymirror.com/?pid=19&id=3376
 

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Some Kodiak information from my cruise trip in July 17th, 2009

ALMR talkgroup 18304 Dispatch was in the CLEAR, The other user was Encrypted.
Looking at the Pro96com logs. Radio ID 1181700 from TG 18304 was the only one encrypted.
I believe the dispatch was saying "Kodiak". Unknown if it was State trooper or local PD.
Didn't have much time to monitor due to a whale watching trip that day.

Confirmed both site numbers. So update the database from the temporary site number being used. Will submit it soon to the database. Just posting the info for Alaska Scanner Users.
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Kodiak 1 (Site 146)

-TowerInfo
System ID: 142
WACN: BEE00
Tower Number (Decimal): 146
Tower Number (Hex): T012E
Control Capabilities: Data,Voice,Registration
Call Sign(s): WQBL355
Timestamp: Fri Jul 17 10:13:51 2009

-Frequencies
Channel,Usage,Frequency,Input Frequency,Hit Count
"02-1495" , "d" , 154.68750 , 137.41250 , 0
"06-1569" , "a", 155.61250 , 140.96250 , 0
"07-1604" , "c" , 156.05000 , 142.81250 , 0
"08-1557","i", 155.46250 , 142.71250 , 7

-Site Neighbors:
TowerID,TowerIDHex,System ID,Channel,Frequency,
152,"T0134",142,"07-1552",155.40000,"

Talkgroups seen on this site:
18304
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Kodiak 2 (Site 152)

-TowerInfo
System ID: 142
WACN: BEE00
Tower Number (Decimal): 152
Tower Number (Hex): T0134
Control Capabilities: Data,Voice,Registration
Call Sign(s): WQBL355
Timestamp: Fri Jul 17 11:26:46 2009

-Frequencies
Channel , Usage , Frequency , Input Frequency , Hit Count
"07-1552" , "c" , 155.40000 , 142.16250 , 0
"07-1570" , "vd" , 155.62500 , 142.38750 , 13
"07-1610", "i" , 156.12500 , 142.88750 , 2
"09-1492", "av" , 154.65000 , 142.31250 , 1

-Site Neighbors:
TowerID,TowerIDHex,System ID,Channel,Frequency
146 , "T012E" , 142 , "07-1604" , 156.05000

Talkgroups seen on this site:
11219
18304
21621

Note: Pro96com logs file available on request. If anyone reads them....
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Extra Kodiak Area Notes:
154.8750 - (KODIAK,CITY OF - WQEV459 ) P25 NAC 173 Full time encryption.
156.1500 - (KODIAK,CITY OF - WQEV459 ) P25 NAC 196 "Harbor 9" "Setting up for cruise ship"

464.1750 ctcss 203.5 Output - 469.175 ctcss 203.5 Input - First Student School Bus.
(Used by Princess Cruise Line as a shuttle bus doing port visit)

147.6600 141.3 - Heard NASA Shuttle audio on this HAM repeater.
 
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