Waterford Police, Fire, and EMS
Waterford Police, Fire, and EMS
Town of Waterford, CT. P25 Phase 1 800 Mhz Digital Trunked Radio System including the City New London, CT. Police/Fire Departments and patches to the East Lyme and Montville Fire Departments as needed.
The system is an Harris Radio/ M/A Com 800 Mhz P25 Phase 1 Digital Trunked Radio System covering the Town of Waterford, CT and the City New London, CT. It has Inter-operable patches to East Lyme FD (154.0625), Montville FD (151.0025), CSP-E, and the Millstone Nuclear Power Station.
The Town of Waterford uses this system for all town communications,Police,Fire, Public Works, Utilities, Rec and Parks, Building Dept, Administration. I have locked out the none emergency talkgroups. The Town of Waterford recently entered into an aggreement with the City of New London to bring them on the system and provide talkgroups for all city agencies to comply with the new FCC Narrowbanding requirements by January 2013. I am broadcasting the New London Police and Fire Departments Dispatch and Special Event talkgroups.
I hope that you enjoy this feed for your entertainment purposes only.
Adjustments to the feed will be made as neccessary.
Town of Waterford
101 Waterford Police Dispatch
102 Waterford Police Ops 1
103 Waterford Police Ops 2 (Disabled)
104 Waterford Police (Disabled)
111 Special Events
201 Waterford Fire Dispatch
202 Waterford Fire Ops 1
203 Waterford Fire Ops 2
204 Waterford Fire Ops 3
205 Waterford Fire Ops 4
206 Waterford Fire Ops 5
207 Waterford Fire Training
209 Waterford Fire/Police (Disabled)
601 Task Force 1
215 Fire Patch
216 Fire Patch
219 East Lyme FD Patch
220 East Lyme PD Patch
225 L&M Medics Patch
City of New London
1001 New London Police Dispatch
1002 New London Police Tac 1
1003 New London Police Tac 3
1004 New London Police (Disabled)
1201 New London Fire Dispatch
1202 New London Fire Tac
1502 New London City Special Ops
453.275 New London Police Removed
453.900 New London Fire Removed
154.065 East Lyme Fire Removed
151.0025 Montville Fire Removed
153.965 DEMHS Area 4 Removed
45.86 Statewide PD Hotline Removed
453.875 Tri-Town Emergency Removed
Feed scanner: Radio Shack PRO 197.
I removed the feed for 33.94 Mhz tone alert. and blocked the Fire/Police talkgroup #209. I did this after listening to the working fire at 520 Boston Post Rd in Waterford on 09/14/2012 The actual incident was being was being covered by conversations on these two channels. I think that this will improve the ability to monitor a working incident.
I have also made several adjustments to the line levels to remove distortion on the digital signal that I think will improve the sound quality.
The New London Police and Fire Departments have begun simulcasting and are now using the trunked radio system. I have removed their analog channels from the feed and added their system id's. The analog radios on the system have a lower (distorted) audio level on the crosspatch.
The New London Police have made the change to the system and have stopped using the UHF frequencies. The Fire Department is still using the UHF frequencies and just simulcasting on the TRS system.
I will updated the feed as the transition proceeds.
I have removed all the conventional frequencies from the feed due to the increased volume of traffic on the Waterford TRS since New London has come online.
New London Fire Department to come online today. Talkgroup 1201 NL Fire Dispatch, 1202 NL Fire Ops, along with others.
I removed the New London Police Department Tac Channels from the scanner for two reasons. One was for privacy. Second was due to the fact that they talk a lot and tie up the scanner espcially when you want to hear the Fire Departments.
Upgraded the broadcast computer to a Dell Optiplex 745 running Windows 7. The old HP computer was still running Windows XP which ran out of support back in April 2014. Unfortunatly I am having an issue connecting the USB scanner control cable to the computer. It won't recognize the driver and crashes. So for now I am unable to broadcast alpha tags. I will keep trying to find a fix for the problem.
Alpha Tags are back on displaying talkgroups by name. I updated the talkgroup names in the scanner. I was finally able to get the driver for the USB scanner cable to work in Windows 7. I also added the following channels to the scanner.
8Call90 851.0125 Mhz
8Tac91 851.5125 Mhz
8Tac92 852.0125 Mhz
8Tac93 852.5125 Mhz
8Tac94 853.0125 Mhz
CSPERN 858.2625 Mhz
I have disabled the ICall and ITac channels to allow for better scanning of the Primary Talkgroups from Waterford and New London.
I will reactivate them as needed during a major incident or event.
* I lost the computer that I hosted this feed on a month ago. It just died. I had to put an older computer in its place. If the feed stops it is probable due to the old computer. I am working on replacing this computer with newer one that I can dedicate fro this feed and a WX station.
My feed was initially down on 09/05/2016 due to a power failure caused by a motor vehicle accident that took out a telephone pole down the street. Then Tropical storm Hermine came though causing numerous power surges and an outage. I have my computer prototected by a surge supressor and a APC battery backup. When I went to reboot the computer it would not restart. I checked the APC and disconnected it and tryed the computer directly into the wall outlet but still nothing.
I am currently running the feed on an very old laptop that took a while to clean up and get setup. I am looking into replacing the computer altogether with a Raspberry Pi. I hope that this will reduce the problems with using a computer for just one application.
Ok well its back up and running for now.