2017-11-09

Comcast Flaky In Key West

For about the past 2 weeks the Comcast Internet connection serving the Key West feed has been spotty. For all I know this might be related to the Level 3 BGP routing cockup the other day, or it could just be the last mile link to the cable modem.

A ticket will be opened, but knowing how these things usually work I'm not holding out much hope.

Fortunately, help is on the way!

2017-11-02

Moving to Listen.Trackstreamer.com

I'm pointing my feeds to a different feed server at
http://listen.trackstreamer.com:8000

This means that any sites that glom off my colostreaming.com feeds will go silent after the cutover. This includes TuneIn Radio, which could never seem to get my feed detail listings correct.

You can either plug the new links into your WinAmp player or if you don't care about the channel tags or features of a real player you can listen to the HTML5 players on my personal web site (see the pane to the right under Listen).

The "Web Players and Details" page on my site has HTML5 players embedded in it that kind of work, plus detailed info on each feed that doesn't change often.

I'll post here when the cutover happens.

2017-10-30

Comcast Outage

Comcast Xfinity cable Internet went down about 10:30 this morning. Service was restored about 15:40 so all feeds are back up.

Now it's down to seeing if this intermittent outage during the heat of the day continues.

2017-10-14

Bote's Southernmost Feed back online

Bote's Key West scanner feed is back on the air! As the spray-painted sign on plywood said in Key Largo, "You can't drown a conch"

It turns out the feed computer was turned back on after the hurricane, but it did not recognize its own LAN port. I got it working and it's once again streaming. The antenna is OK so we are in business.

Enjoy!

2017-09-24

Bote's Mixer Board Now Live

Due to popular demand, Bote's Mixer Board has been returned to service.

Right now it has Fort Lauderdale fire and also police District 1. This keeps things manageable.

Even though it's no longer fed by my mixer board, it sometimes has other stuff on.

The direct listen link to feed into WinAmp or other player is

http://colostreaming.com:8000/botemixer
 
You can also find it on TuneIn Radio by name, but they shove ads in it.

2017-09-14

FEC and Wild Feed Up

I have restored the Florida East Coast Railway and Wild Feeds for now.

The F.E.C. feed is the same as it ever was, still a rinky dink magnetic mount antenna sitting on the roof, doesn't hear all that well.

Bote's Wild Feed monitors Broward fire Dispatch 1, the tac channels, and some of the beach patrol channels until they become unbearable. This feed could change at a moment's notice. It is a wild feed after all.

2017-09-09

Irma Killed Key West Feed

Hurricane Irma knocked out power or Comcast Internet (or both) Saturday night to Bote's Southernmost Feed so that's all she wrote until things return to normal down there. No ETR. I expect power to be out for an extended period of time.

2017-05-13

F.E.C. Ry Fort Lauderdale feed testing

I am testing a feed of Florida East Coast Railway radio communications around Fort Lauderdale. The current range is limited by a poor antenna system, but the coverage will improve. For now there is a good amount of activity locally from the construction foremen overseeing the upgrades for All Aboard Florida / Brightline passenger service.

Since F.E.C. Railway does not call signals you will only hear traffic when the dispatcher calls a train or a train asks for permission through a particular work authority. A.A.F. work authorities are fairly busy during the morning and early afternoon hours while the regular freight traffic generally is more active in the evening and especially the earlier mornings when 3 southbounds cruise through Lauderdale while the Boca local and Port Everglades switcher try to get their work done in the mix.

Feed details are found on Bote's Streaming Audio page.