This is the Countywide cell only, this is the only one I can get here in Corona.brandon said:Craig: I enjoy your feed. I was listening to it from EasyStream. Actually got the program to work and yours was the first feed I tried.
Question though....Does it feed the other cells such as the South one? I can't get those very well here but I monitor Countywide on my scanner since it comes in very good.
n6766j said:I have a question...I have tried mulitple times to program my scanner for OCFA and individual departments, but seem to get nothing when traveling up and down I5. Do I need to program North, Metro and South separately or will countywide work with all talk groups?
I have a BC 246T.
504heat said:The type of system that Radio Reference says Orange County Fire Authority uses, is Motorola Type 2 Smartzone.
My scanner (BC246T) software (ARC 246) shows the selection list:
Type 2 800 MHz standard
Type 2 800 MHz splinter
Type 2 900 MHz
Type 2 VHF
Type 2 UHF
All I wanna know for now is which "system type" to select. But once I know that then I am sure the regular newbie questions will follow. I am trying hard to noodle this out on my own so I can learn it, but talk about brain overload! Sheesh!
Actually, that's not entirely true. In OC's case, site affiliation is by talkgroup and not geographical location. The only exception to this may be in the Laguna area, but other than that, 2-F, for example, will always be on the Countywide cell, 2-N is always on the North cell. Why would a radio affiliate with the North cell on 2-F when it's under the Countywide cell's coverage? Imagine how badly flooded the Countywide cell would get since most users are in range of that cell!INLANDSMOG said:Like Mick said, with the exception of SA,LB and CM, all fire is dispatched on the countywide cell. When they are dispatched they are given a Tac TG to switch to which may be on any county site depending on their location and site affiliation.