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INLANDSMOG

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I am trying to get more people to listen to my streams. Please check them out. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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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.
 

INLANDSMOG

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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.
This is the Countywide cell only, this is the only one I can get here in Corona.
 
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n6766j

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Great

Wow...quality is as good as being there!

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.

Tim
 

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Or. Co. Fire Depts

Good morning. Here's a list I put together:

For northern Orange County city fire dept's.:
851.0625, 855.7125, 856.2125, 856.7125, 856.9625, 857.2125, 857.4625, 857.7125, 857.9625, 858.2125, 858.4625, 858.7125, 858.9625, 859.2125, 859.4625, 859.7125, 859.9625, 860.2125, 860.4625, 860.7125, & 860.9625 MHz trunked.

Fire dispatch talkgroups:
560 Brea
2672 County Fire*
3056 Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange, and Garden Grove
3088 Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach

For Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, and Santa Ana:
866.125, 866.175, 866.375, 866.625, 866.875, 867.125, 867.375, 867.625, 867.825, 867.875, 868.125, 868.375, 868.625, 868.675, & 868.925 MHz trunked.

Fire dispatch talkgroups:
720 Costa Mesa
1712 Laguna Beach
2224 Santa Ana

*For talkgroup 2672,
County Fire contracts with these cities:
Aliso Viejo
Buena Park
Cypress
Dana Point
Irvine
Laguna Hills
Laguna Niguel
Laguna Woods
Lake Forest
La Palma
Los Alamitos
Mission Viejo
Placentia
Rancho Santa Margarita
San Clemente
San Juan Capistrano
Seal Beach
Stanton
Tustin
Villa Park
Westminster
Yorba Linda

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.
Tim
 

INLANDSMOG

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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.
 

504heat

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OCFA trunking question...

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!

Thanks,
 

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Standard

Hello. Use "Standard" to receive the TRS.

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!

Thanks,
 

GOLFNUUT

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scan oc

Craig, again thanks for doin this. I do understand the coverage of the cells in cccs however the question I sent to you in my email was that sometimes I hear NB/HB fire dispatched on my scanner at home and then i dont, there is a delay from what I hear on your site however they are both on the CW cell so I should allways get them on my scanner at home. When programing my scanner at home do I need any fleet maping or is plain mot type II the way to go. Im in sta 44/84 area. And for anyone that went through what I had to to program my scanner here's a tip.

From the radio ref page with the cells listed put the cells in diffrent banks, but add the freq
from countywide also, then put the tg's for the area re:
bank one...... south cell cm,sa fire 720,2224 and all the tac freq
bank two...... north cell gg/ana/ect tg for them and the tg for thier tac's but add the countywide freq alsowithout the ocfd tags so you will get dispatch for gg/ana ect

this way you can seperate county fire dispatch and tacs from the cities

your pal golfnuut@ca.rr.com
 

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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.
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!
I use OC radios from time to time and if you switch to a TG assigned to a cell that is out of range (while I'm still in range of the Countywide cell), the display flashes "out of range" and you get an annoying tone on the radio and it won't affiliate that TG with the countywide cell.

Hope that makes sense,
Mark
 

AnthemD2

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Can anyone get the link to work, Windows Media tells me it is not a valid format.

Thanks
 

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nice link

great sound wireless on a vostro 1700 xp series laptop
here in the mtns of colorado!!!
 

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@AnaheimD2: Try using VLC Player ... it will play stuff much better than WMP. Another solution is to install the FREE ProScan client and connect that way -- it's better since it gives alpha tags and is real-time. Good luck!
 
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