Friday, October 11, 2013

Greeneville, Greene Co. Police Fire & EMS

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Well, it looks like we might be back on the air after all.
Do I have things fixed with Comcast? No.
But, I have a new location.
Your patience is appreciated while I get everything adjusted.


Well, it's been fun for a long time, and I've learned quite a bit. I started broadcasting a scanner feed on the internet on March 3, 2010. But with many things, everything has an end.

My broadcast site was in my office at work for 3-1/2 years. Then in September of 2013 I lost my job. I didn't know what I was going to do.

With a little creativity, I was able to mount a little shelf on the wall in my home, just big enough for a slimline desktop and a small 15" monitor. With the addition of a 36" marine antenna mounted outside, I was back in business.

July 1, 2014 marked the day that I drew the line in the digital sand. Comcast sucks, everybody knows it, but we can't do anything about it. Dish, or Centurylink have internet too, but it's like riding a tricycle in a Nascar race- it is amusing, but useless.

The most recent Comcast battle started May 30th. They decided to start charging me for a modem that I gave back a year ago. I have a receipt. The receipt shows that the woman at the local Comcast office typed in the WRONG SERIAL number, then wrote the correct one in pen. Since it wasn't in the Comcast system correctly, they decided to start charging me for it.

After hours of chat sessions and phone calls to people in foreign lands with interesting accents, and sending faxes, today, July 1st of 2014, I have decided that it just isn't worth fighting for anymore. $66.95 a month for 25 meg service and having to fight to keep it, I just don't see the point.

I conversed with someone at RadioReference/Broadcastify to see how long I had off-air before they deleted my account; the answer was 21 days. That is not long enough to get this situation resolved.

The evening of July 2, 2014 I disconnected all of my equipment and took everything down.

- 5/26/2014 -
If you like the online scanner or use an app on your phone, please contribute to help keep us broadcasting

- 2/12/2014 -
Have you visited the discussion group yet?
Greeneville Greene County Scanner Group

- 1/27/2014 -
I'm using a different scanner, a different computer, and a webcam!

- 1/25/2014 -
Greeneville City Police Dept is coming in loud and clear again!

- 1/10/14 -
Wednesday January 8th I heard someone working on the Greeneville City Police Dept's radio equipment. Later that evening the quality of the signal on that frequency went WAY down. I also noticed that the signal quality dropped equally on Greeneville City Fire frequency.

Thursday I went into town and monitored those frequencies. They sounded terrible until I got into town. As long as I was in Greeneville, they sounded fine; as soon as I left the city and went into the county, they began to fade.

Either they have changed antennas or they are broadcasting with less power.

The scanner that receives these for broadcast on the internet and smartphone apps is located out in the county (Ottway). I will have to investigate getting a better antenna, or maybe getting a different scanner.

- 11/13/13 -
Reprogrammed for your listening pleasure!
There will be a few kinks that need the proverbial ironing, so please be patient.
Please go to the Greeneville Greene Co Scanner Facebook page and "like" it for the latest news and discussions

- 10/16/13 -
Woohoo! We now have a scanner feed RIGHT HERE!!!
I'm also looking at the frequencies being scanned now- Tri Cities trunked system changes its data channel around 8AM every morning (that awful noise you hear). If I'm near the radio, I can fix it; if not, the feed is useless. I'm trying to determine if those frequencies are actually being used; if they're not, they'll be eliminated. Your patience is appreciated.

- 10/11/13 -
I'm finally back up, running and broadcasting again!!!
Please be patient as I'm working with slightly different equipment at the new broadcast site.
The broadcast may be up and down for the next week...
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