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scrotumola

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MCI Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church at FM 539 and 4th St

Initially reported 4 down, updated up to 25 killed, 20+ wounded, shooter is down.

Unconfirmed rumor that *A* shooter was killed by a church member and a second shooter was
killed in a shootout off of FM 539 and CR 417. **THIS IS UNCONFIRMED**

What is confirmed is that a shooter is down.

Plenty of activity on 155.6625 Digital (Wilson County SO) 155.550 EMS/FD ops and to make matters worse, a large structure fire with rapidly spreading adjoining coastal field has all of Wilson County and area resources spread thin.
 

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Nothing on Broadcastify; There was one shooter who is now dead after a car chase by DPS.
 

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After getting an IPN page, I had to re-allocate antenna assignments to be able to follow the incident. Ended up also monitoring a rollover with fire and entrapment and a massive structure fire with major wildland interface exposure issues that strained all Wilson County assets as well as Guadalupe County responders over 80 miles for my location.
 

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VP Mike Pence visiting Sutherland Springs Nov8 Wed

VP Mike Pence announced in a tweet that he will be visiting with the victims families
and the first responders Wednesday Nov 8th in the afternoon/evening sometime.
School will have early dismissal and their football stadium opens at 5pm for seating.

Does anybody know if he will fly a smaller USAF 757 into Randolph AFB, Texas
then maybe takes a helicopter trip from RAFB down to Sutherland Springs, Wilson Co ?
Does the Asia Trump visit have both USAF VC-25 747's tail number 28000 & 29000 ?
The USAF VC-25 747 T#28000 was at Boeing Kelly USA last year for upgrades.
Then it was flown several more places for additional interior and avionics upgrades
in 2016 and I don't recall if all work was completed and it has rejoined the USAF fleet ?

Another RR member heard that there was a remote P25 Radio affiliation test Tuesday Nov 7th
and that there will be another radio affiliation test Wednesday morning timeframe, etc.
Apparently there is already a 45ft mobile command trailer there that has 40ft antenna mast
that allows communication with I believe the SAUA P25 700 Mhz TRS Toepperwein Rd site#15 ?
I will cover the Toepperwein SAUA P25 site in discovery recording mode. Also the RAFB P25 site.
Also will scan the air / mil air / RAFB Air traffic for Air Force 2 call sign call outs.

Another member is said to be planning to check Unitrunker for P25 activity and affiliations, etc.
Secret Service got here today and conducted their standard procedure security sweeps.

So any findings would be nice to post here is this thread. Sure wish Wilson Co So was in the feed ;)

VP Mike Pence to visit Texas on Wednesday | kens5.com
 

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VP Mike Pence announced in a tweet that he will be visiting with the victims families
and the first responders Wednesday Nov 8th in the afternoon/evening sometime.
School will have early dismissal and their football stadium opens at 5pm for seating.

Does anybody know if he will fly a smaller USAF 757 into Randolph AFB, Texas
then maybe takes a helicopter trip from RAFB down to Sutherland Springs, Wilson Co ?
Does the Asia Trump visit have both USAF VC-25 747's tail number 28000 & 29000 ?
The USAF VC-25 747 T#28000 was at Boeing Kelly USA last year for upgrades.
Then it was flown several more places for additional interior and avionics upgrades
in 2016 and I don't recall if all work was completed and it has rejoined the USAF fleet ?

Another RR member heard that there was a remote P25 Radio affiliation test Tuesday Nov 7th
and that there will be another radio affiliation test Wednesday morning timeframe, etc.
Apparently there is already a 45ft mobile command trailer there that has 40ft antenna mast
that allows communication with I believe the SAUA P25 700 Mhz TRS Toepperwein Rd site#15 ?
I will cover the Toepperwein SAUA P25 site in discovery recording mode. Also the RAFB P25 site.
Also will scan the air / mil air / RAFB Air traffic for Air Force 2 call sign call outs.

Another member is said to be planning to check Unitrunker for P25 activity and affiliations, etc.
Secret Service got here today and conducted their standard procedure security sweeps.

So any findings would be nice to post here is this thread. Sure wish Wilson Co So was in the feed ;)

VP Mike Pence to visit Texas on Wednesday | kens5.com
No idea as to what Pence will arrive on, or whether both 747's are deployed on the Asia trip.

However, a couple of weeks ago, when Trump came into Dallas for a fundraiser, he was not on one of the 747's. Two engine aircraft, not sure (from the camera angles) exactly what aircraft it was.
 

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No idea as to what Pence will arrive on, or whether both 747's are deployed on the Asia trip.

However, a couple of weeks ago, when Trump came into Dallas for a fundraiser, he was not on one of the 747's. Two engine aircraft, not sure (from the camera angles) exactly what aircraft it was.
I remembered on one of the educational channels a show on the President aircrafts. The President has a large fleet of different types of aircrafts available to use.
 

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I'm curious to know how all the injured were transported. There are so many disaster drills that agencies do over and over but when the disasters actually happen, it's always a bit of kaos. I did see from one news station that 6 helicopters were used to transport patients. I'm wondering if each helicopter only transported 1 patient at a time and if perhaps they came back to the scene to get more patients. I"m also curious to know how many ambulances were used and if ambulances were able to carry multiple patients. One of the reason is that here in Austin, they asked for and were approved for 3 larger helicopters saying they would have the ability to carry multiple patents, but I have never seen that happen unless they were very young infants.
 

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Today's VP Visit related comms so far ...

I am hearing Radio Testing on BOTH the SA/BC EDACS Blue and Gold TG#14-033 Hailing 1-Common.
Example:"DPS 9600 - SAPD9812 how do you copy this radio ?" "DPS 9600 says your loud and clear"
"DPS 9600 - DPS San Antonio Comm, DPS 9600 this is SAPD 9812 we have turned on at FM 775
heading to La Vernia then we will get on Hwy 87 heading to Sutherland Springs" ... more checks etc.

Also reviewing USAF RAFB P25 site TG#3854 Airfield Operations - they talk about Runway 33 and
the sweeper is off the West runway, talked about a U-Haul truck and the response was that it's OK
the Secrest Service knows about that." Does Gate #26 need to be open ? " "No right now, etc"

Not sure but RAFB P25 TG#3857 MOC 1 T-38 made a "reference to 11:30AM this morning" AF2 ?
Also heard a request for bodies to Hanger 4 "to help fill in" what is this a "rent-a-crowd" for good show?

RAFB P25 TG#3870 RAFB Transportation - "ask when they were closing the flight line" "East Side"

RAFB P25 TG#3852 RAFB Tower Net - "Talk about prepairing runway 33-R,gates,taxiway lights,etc"

RAFB P25 TG#3843 RAFB Base Ops - "MOC MOC Supervisor Radio Check" in the clear" DE to De ;)

RAFB P25 TG#3869 RAFB Fuel Ops - "MOC Radio Check""LMR (radio shop) doing radio checks"

RAFB P25 TG#3858 RAFB MOC 2 - "MOC Radio Check" again by LMR-Land Mobile Radio tech,etc.

Well now are the usual folks monitoring: Don, NC5267, Dark_Side,Scrotumola,Sanscanman,Lindsay?
I trust the ICOM R-9500 is powered on among your other vast radio resources in your command post :) Over ....
 
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Just heard several Bexar County units saying they were going to SAPD 2A for THE special asssignment..... As this is a traffic channel, perhaps motorcycle escort detail?
 

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I think a fighter jet just flew right over my location about 10 to 15 mins ago. It was going south. I am listening to the tower frequencies.

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I'm curious to know how all the injured were transported. There are so many disaster drills that agencies do over and over but when the disasters actually happen, it's always a bit of kaos. I did see from one news station that 6 helicopters were used to transport patients. I'm wondering if each helicopter only transported 1 patient at a time and if perhaps they came back to the scene to get more patients. I"m also curious to know how many ambulances were used and if ambulances were able to carry multiple patients. One of the reason is that here in Austin, they asked for and were approved for 3 larger helicopters saying they would have the ability to carry multiple patents, but I have never seen that happen unless they were very young infants.
I pulled up Flightradar during the incident response and saw several medevac copters in the area.

I think most of the copters (at least here in the DFW area) can take at least two patients plus the crew, but I think that one of the 'two' would be on something other than the normal stretcher. But probably, that would also be dependent of how much care in-flight is needed. If one patient was exremely critical, requiring assistance in maintaining airway, administering IV's or prescribed drugs, the crew might only take one, unless the second was not far too past 'walking wounded', not requiring as much active care.
 

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Most flight services, especially those using the Bell JetRanger variants, only take one patient at a time.
 

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Sounds like PD is checking vehicles on 35, as if VP will be going to SAMMC before going to SS..... but by ground? Seems like by helicopter would have been safer.
 

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VP's jet was Wheels Down at 14:30 . I also heard talk of George Beach Rd over by FSH - SAMMC.
Also tune to 450.6125 PL151.4 as Media1 dba Sky5/Sky12 News Helicopter is up and covering VP visit.
I also heard that SAPD Eagle and SAPD units are being directed by SS to maintain radio silience unless they have an emergency.
Also hearing comms on 123.0250 Victor Helo chat. What about Secret Service VHF Freq Enc comms?
I just heard them say the have to load up the Governor (Gov Greg Abbott aka callsign "Wheelie-One") before they depart RAFB.
The News Helo just said that they are being confined by restricted air space and can't get close
while they are moving the VP. RAFB Fuel Ops TG#3869 just talked about the Boeing 767 needing 25K of fuel.
 
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Shots fired in Floresville near Floresville HS. WM Blue jeans, multi colored long sleeve shirt, ball cap... multiple shots fired 6th St. No hits.
 

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Wilson Co active shooter reported today

Go to the Wilson Co FD/SO2 feed 155.5500 FM 203.5 PL to here the scoop !
Wow this feed went from 3 listeners at 3pm to now 102 at 4:15pm 546 listenners at 4:42pm
This is the feed below so much for the SS order for "radio silience" ... that was just SATX.
Wilson County Fire Marshall

Reported caller stated shots fired in the air and no hits known
2 males - one they said was hispanic and the other white.
1 had a pistol and the other has an AR-15 and took of running.
Wilson Co SO was out with the 3rd party caller for a description.
Reports of undercover unmarked units and to be aware of friendly fire.
They are staging at the old hospital that has been cleared.
Also they happened I believe near Pecan park and now I just heard
that 2 FBI agents are with the DPS and WSO and they are being very cautious
They feed just said that DPS 107 is on the way for air cover.
They are working to clear the nursing home at this time ... stay tuned to feed.
ps~ I wonder if this event will affect the VP's visit to the Football stadium in the dark - yikes ?
 
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