• 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

PSP H-Burg Dispatch Center Test

Status
Not open for further replies.

ECHO3

Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
383
Location
Pennsylvania
Yesterday in cooperation with Troop M(Bethlehem), the Harrisburg Dispatch Center ran several "tests" in the VHF mode. Tests included answering telephone calls at the HDC that were made to Troop M and dispatching units. Similar to the NJSP and PTC, PSP units may (?) soon be using a four digit#, e.g. Harriburg 13, for example only, may be something like 3513. The operations were subsequently turned back to Troop M and the "test" was deemed successful.
I do not know the purpose of this "test" as the HDC will not be the the primary dispatch center for Troop M.
 
Last edited:

Mattsenft

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jan 22, 2006
Messages
151
Location
Harrisburg, PA
I thought Bethlehem was Troop M. Nonetheless I believe the PSP communications plan calls for all calltaking and dispatching at a CDC eventually. However I would have thought that the Norristown CDC would have been the closer place to handle Bethlehem. That was just my random thoughts on the subject, I ddn't hear the test so I can't really comment any further on what they actually did.
 

ctrabs74

Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2005
Messages
799
Location
California, PA
Mattsenft said:
I thought Bethlehem was Troop M. Nonetheless I believe the PSP communications plan calls for all calltaking and dispatching at a CDC eventually. However I would have thought that the Norristown CDC would have been the closer place to handle Bethlehem. That was just my random thoughts on the subject, I ddn't hear the test so I can't really comment any further on what they actually did.
Then again, I would've thought the Chester County stations (Avondale and Embreeville) would also be dispatched out of Norristown CDC, but because they're out of Troop J (Lancaster), they get to be dispatched by Harrisburg CDC. That said, I think Harrisburg was doing a test from its station to Troop M; several months ago, I heard what I thought was communications that said "Philadelphia xx from Harrisburg" so it's still possible that Troop M will be dispatched out of Norristown - just as the Berks County stations (Hamburg and Reading) presently are.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top