Hi everyone! Just a reminder that the next meeting of GYMA is scheduled for this Saturday, September 23 @ 7pm at the Boardman United Methodist Church on Market street, just north of the Southern Park Mall. Bring a few bucks for pizza and pop, and your fave radio, if you wish. See you then! … See more
Hi everyone! Just want to let all of you know we moved this month’s meeting! Normally, our meetings are the second Saturday, but some of us officers have other conflicting obligations. It will be held on Saturday September 23, at 7 pm, at the Boardman United Methodist Church on Market street.
Hope to see you all there! … See more
For those of you who might have a shortwave radio.
YPD expected today to switch to encrypted radios
The switch over is happening today. YPD is on talkgroups 395xx (I think but since they are encrypted, I don’t know for sure)
YFD is 39170 for dispatch. Firegrounds should be 391xx as well.
http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/aug/17/ypd-yfd-to-switch-to-new-radio-system/ … See more
Installation and training has been ongoing throughout this week.
The fire department’s radio traffic will be in the clear, but the police department’s radio traffic will be encrypted – which means someone will need to have access to a special code and radio so they can hear police radio traffic. … See more
Come out and say hi to us at the 20/9 Hamfest at the Austintown Senior Center on Westchester Drive 8am to 1pm.
Austintown’s new KME has been numbered and dedicated to fallen firefighter John Fritz. His widow Karen posted last night that members of the department stopped by and let them see the truck. His helmet even has a place of honor there, and the truck has a dedication on it. Fritz, you are missed by your friends and community. … See more
VINTAGE POLICE SCANNER COMMERCIAL UNIDEN BEARCAT BC560
So, turns out a “modified” BC560 with “CHiPs Detector” is really a thing. The instruction manual was branded “Gray”. A company called “Colt” also rebranded the units as the Colt Z28. It was tuned to the vehicle extender frequencies of the California Highway Patrol cars.
The first Uniden scanner with BearTracker tecnhology which alerted users to a police vehicle nearby was incorporated into the BCT2. Wonder if this single state notification technology was the predecessor to the BearTracker Technology?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnZMY1Y-E3o … See more
CHIPS HIGHWAY TROOPER RADIO
Warren astronaut honored with historical marker
One of Warren Ohio’s native sons who literally reached great heights in his career is being recognized with the placement of an Ohio Historical Marker in his home town. A dedication and memorial wa…
Photos from GYMA (Greater Youngstown Monitoring Association)’s post
Giving a presentation on the GYMA and a brief history of scanner monitoring tonight with Ron Novak and Lisa and Billy Eckenrode (sp?)