• 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

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Llwellyn

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Condition Red indicates a communications status; usually broken down into Green/Yellow/Orange/Red. Condition Green being normal operations with all equipment functioning, Yellow meaning period of increased traffic, Orange meaning equipment failure (Failsoft on a trunked system, or the CAD is down, etc.) or extremely high period traffic, and Red meaning the equipment is in total failure and they're basically in simplex or simple repeated mode and/or the amount of radio traffic is overwhelming the dispatch center's ability to safely handle the traffic.

In the case of last night's Condition Red it was due to the massive amount of radio traffic due to the number of simultaneous units in service. Fireboard in Montgomery was running something like five simultaneous water rescue boxes along with PD on scene at each one, not to mention all the calls for wires down and noninjury MVC's.
 

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Llwellyn said:
Condition Red indicates a communications status; usually broken down into Green/Yellow/Orange/Red. Condition Green being normal operations with all equipment functioning, Yellow meaning period of increased traffic, Orange meaning equipment failure (Failsoft on a trunked system, or the CAD is down, etc.) or extremely high period traffic, and Red meaning the equipment is in total failure and they're basically in simplex or simple repeated mode and/or the amount of radio traffic is overwhelming the dispatch center's ability to safely handle the traffic.

In the case of last night's Condition Red it was due to the massive amount of radio traffic due to the number of simultaneous units in service. Fireboard in Montgomery was running something like five simultaneous water rescue boxes along with PD on scene at each one, not to mention all the calls for wires down and noninjury MVC's.
Thanks all, it seems when it gets red is when we have sever weather [thunderstorms/snow]. I have not heard the other conditions on the aire [green/yellow/orange], when the CAD/MDC/EMERGENCY BUTTONS are down they just say they are down.
 
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