Since a blog is better suited to my purpose, I am closing the old Yahoogroup and posting status updates here. I have been wanting to do this for quite some time, but I guess you could call me a late adopter.
Also, I recently acquired a client (VoiceInterop) engaged in public safety interoperability and RoIP (Radio over Internet Protocol) and it's really interesting stuff and it actually works a lot better than I had thought. There's an outside chance that I might be employing our products to expand my little network of streaming audio sites, so stay tuned for those developments.
For now, the FTL stream still has the same ol same old:
- FEC Railway: road, dispatch uplink, maintenance-of-way (rarely used)
- CSX: road, dispatch, m-o-w (occasionally used)
- marine channels: 9 (draw bridges), 12, 13, 14 (Port Everglades calling), 69, 71, 72 (fisherman chit-chat), 77 (Port Everglades internal operations), 85 (police interoperability).
- WFTL Steven J. Gray traffic plane 455.925MHz
- Wilton Manors LG & police talkaround 153.86 PL=3Z
- Florida state-wide mutual aid 854.6375 MHz (after rebanding)
Broward County public safety trunked system INPUT frequencies (outside of school bus hours of operation) allow us to hear units nearby. This mostly stays locked except on nights and weekends, otherwise the school bus and public works traffic monopolizes the scanner's time. Because of the Balkanization of south Florida, Wilton Manors has the south side of Oakland Park Blvd a few blocks away, but they are on Fort Lauderdale's trunked system. BSO Oakland Park has the north side of the Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods, hence the usefulness of the input frequencies when it's not too busy on that system.
Every blue moon or so I open up my ham bank that has Lu's repeater on 444.025 in Margate w/IRLP link, 146.52, 52.525, 29.60 ham frequencies.
Because of the high noise floor from all the computerized devices around here I can not monitor certain marine channels. It seems that VHF hi band is where a lot of this garbage can be heard.
So that is my modest offering to those not fortunate enough to live in the Venice of Florida, or whatever they call this dump. At least it's warm when you northerners are shoveling snow. That's gotta count for something.