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Aurora Fire

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Aurora Fire Public Safety
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Feed Notes

Special Note: This feed is setup to restart at exactly 3 AM everyday in order to keep the feed stable throughout the rest of the day. Downtime is typically less than a minute. You may need to manually restart your stream after each restart.

Feed Device: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
Receiver: RTL-SDR Blog v3
Software: OP25 (boatbod), Darkice

Radio System: Aurora

Talkgroup Name Priority Notes
39101 Dispatch 6  
39102 Tac 2 5 Routine Calls
39103 Tac 3 4  
39104 Tac 4 1 Incident Response
39105 Tac 5 2 Incident Response
39106 Tac 6 3 Incident Response

Curious about how Aurora's map grids work? Check out this fire station map: link. Each map grid is 1/2 mile by 1/2 mile. The first number represents the north to south grid, the letter indicates the east to west grid, and the end number is represents one of the four 1/4 mile by 1/4 mile subgrids within a primary grid.

Aurora's radio system is a P25 Phase 2 four site simulcast radio system. These systems are notorious for being difficult to monitor on most traditional scanners without some type of special directional antenna setup, and reception is not always guarenteed even with such a setup. A lot of times it depends on luck.

This is an experimental and demonstration feed testing the features and cost effectiveness of a Pi + SDR + OP25 combination over a regular scanner. This feed is approximately 15 miles from the nearest site and does not use any special antenna setup or radio to achieve its current performance. This feed is a small fraction of the cost of a full feature top of the line scanner needed to reliably monitor these types of system.