Key West Run and Parade

Never shy about throwing a party, at 19:00 Thursday Key West will shut down Duval Street for the Southernmost Runners and the Duval Street Mile. Then at 20:00 or thereabouts begins The World's Longest Parade (is it really??)


BSO CAD and Radio Troubles

Late Saturday morning Broward Sheriff's Office consoles and/or computer-aided dispatch (or both) failed. As of 12:50 there was a county-wide announcement that 8TAC91 (851.5125MHz) would be reserved for emergency traffic only in case the radio system failed again.

Apparently as the technicians are working on the radio system they are dispatching for a 20 minute window via hotline telephone and reserving that conventional frequency above for emergencies only.

Air and Sea Show

The Fort Lauderdale Air and Sea Show is back, minus the military components. The Federal gummint forced itself into a diet so the Blue Angels and other military participants that are usually big attractions are absent this year. Fleet Week was also cancelled, so no drunken sailors getting into fist fights downtown either, sorry. It's mostly civilian stunt aircraft and aircraft restored by hobby groups.

Bote's Mixer Board has the EMS detail traffic, although it's quiet right now. Bote's Wild Feed isn't very wild, with the usual lineup of all 3 Fort Lauderdale police districts, plus BSO 7A which is Oakland Park, Lauderdale Lakes, and the wild, wild, west of unincorporated Fort Lauderdale. The air show police traffic is not very interesting, just a lot of administrative b.s.



The Boca Chica-Key West Naval Air Station trunked system is back in the scan list of Bote's Southernmost Feed.

I don't know what programming error caused the scanner to stop tracking it and I haven't figured out what change caused it to work again, but I'm not arguing with success at this point. It works.

If it breaks again, I'll figure it out then.

As before, it normally will scan the NQX fire talkgroups and a few unknown ones that I am trying to identify. If there is a military exercise I might open it up in an attempt to identify mystery talkgroups. Since the air base is 10 miles out of Key West while Truman Annex and b.o.q. facilities are in town, it is good to monitor since sometimes Key West fire and rescue run onto their property. I have seen Navy fire apparatus screaming through Old Town running from one facility to another across the island, which is what prompted me to add this system to the feed in the first place.



Bicycle event in FLA Keys

This weekend, 20-21 April, 2013 will see a bicycle event that should really foul up traffic on U.S. 1 The Overseas Highway and generate a lot of radio traffic on the Monroe County sheriff talkgroups.

On Saturday from about 09:00 to 17:00 the Maroone MS 150 Bike Tour takes bicyclists down Card Sound Road to Key Largo Park at the 99 milepost.

Then on Sunday morning the bicyclists retrace their route back to Dade County, leaving at 06:00 during which time traffic should be lighter.

Stay tuned to Bote's Southernmost Feed for all the festivities.