Phila Fire Feed

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whsbuss

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Why is the broadcastify.com fire feed so lousy? Can hardly make out the audio at times.
 

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The feeds are provided by volunteer scanner enthusiasts who use their own personal radios, computers, electricity, and networks at their own cost.

A feed's "quality" could be affected by many things, such as the quality of the signals on the system itself, simulcast issues, location, scanner, antenna, etc. Sometimes it takes a little time for the feed provider to fine tune the equipment.

You are permitted to listen-in free of charge. You can also purchase your own scanner.
 
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whsbuss

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The feeds are provided by volunteer scanner enthusiasts who use their own personal radios, computers, electricity, and networks at their own cost.

A feed's "quality" could be affected by many things, such as the quality of the signals on the system itself, simulcast issues, location, scanner, antenna, etc. Sometimes it takes a little time for the feed provider to fine tune the equipment.

You are permitted to listen-in free of charge. You can also purchase your own scanner.
Yes thank you. However I live outside the city of Phila so it would not work.
 

radio3353

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The primary problem with the Philly feed is simulcast distortion. The feed provider is likely using a consumer scanner. Consumer scanners are terrible with simulcast systems in many locations. Just a fact of life at this point. It is a problem with many feeds. In my opinion, many feeds are becoming useless.
 

Septa3371CSX1

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The LSM issues are why I ended up getting a non-affiliate XTS-3000 to monitor Philly. If you want a good clear feed go with Philly Fire Feed. It costs $45 a year but you get what you pay for - virtually no delay and no simulcast issues.
 

radio3353

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If you want a good clear feed go with Philly Fire Feed. It costs $45 a year but you get what you pay for - virtually no delay and no simulcast issues.
Yes, that is a possibility although it ties you to a computer. Also, he does not carry Montco which leaves a big hole in area coverage.
 
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