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 Santa Barbara County Sheriff and Fire

Police & Fire For SBA, SLO, 5-Cities, Pismo Beach & Lompoc. Public Service, Aircraft. USCG/Marine VHF, USFS, CHP, RR, Vandenberg Launch Net. See "Feed Notes" for more info.
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Feed Notes

Uniden Bearcat BCT15X Scanner is located at an off-grid, 1,540 foot elevation site South of of Lompoc.  Computer is a HP t5740e Thin Client running ProScan 7.2 software.    Alpha Tags available.

Please e-mail if you have a channel not scanned and would like to hear it.   Channels can be added/deleted remotely now.

A big THANK YOU to Hornplayer of SBA for the many hours of research and refining problem channels.  



09 August 2014:  Upgraded to Scanner Pro 7.2.  Upgraded Thin Client Server. 

14 June 2014:  Upgraded to version 7.1 version of Scanner Pro.  May 24 had over 2400 listeners!   WOW!

26 April 2014:  Replaced Main Solar/Wind Power System Batteries.    Upgraded to latest version of ScannerPro.

22 April 2014:  Planned battery replacement 26 April 2014

14 Oct. 2013:    Increased volume level.    

12 Oct. .2013:    Changed scanner power source to a DC-DC converter to allow operation at lower main battery voltages.   Main battery still needs to be replaced.   Donations are most appreciated and can be Tax-Deductable:   Please e-mail for further details.  

8 Sept. 2013:    Upgraded to ProScan 6.6 software.  Added UPRR Channels.    

8 Nov. 2012:    Resolved remote access audio input card issue by using TeamViewer.  Updated from RDT to TeamViewer.  Remotely adjusted audio & squelch levels.   Enabled MetaData on Feed Options.   

7 Nov. 2012:    USB Interface cable arriived.  Server Installed.   Program froze up for unknown reason.  Problem with Remtoe Desk Top not showing Audio Input now. 

30 Oct 2012:  Changed server computer over to  an HP Thin Client t5740e running ProScan 6.2 software.   Now have Alpha Tags and remote programming capability once I get the USB cable....

7 July 2012:  Added Santa Barbara City channels for PD and Fire.   Lowered volume by another notch and increased squelch by one notch.

26 May 2012:  Added CG VHF Marine Emergency Channel 16.   Lowered Volume one notch.    

23 Mar 2012:  Switched audio outputs from scanner and lowered volume.  Removed audio attenuator.    Buzzing noises seem to be lower, however some channels still sound robotic/fuzzy.    

26 Nov 2011:    Rebooted PC several times due to required updates.    Added DCS to Vandenberg Launch Net. 

16 July 2011:   Adjusted audio levels.  Swapped PC feed from scanner earphone jack to Record Output jack in an attempt to reduce residual noise.  Added CTCSS/PL to many more channels. 

28 May 2011:  75% of channels have their CTCSS/PL tones identified now on paper.  

21 May 2011:  Set up CTCSS scan on all channels to detect desired tones (and lack there of for dead air).  Adjusted feed level and attenuator to minimize R2D2 digitalization noises. 

14 May 2011:   Converted laptop power to use DC-DC converter to avoid computer down time.   Attempting to resolve dead air by adding CTCSS (PL) tone requirement to problem channels like CHP. 

April 2011: Scanner antenna upgraded to a wide-band, omni-directional disk-cone.

March 2011:  EMS channels are no longer scanned due to RR rules. 

NOTE: Vandenberg Launch Net often has extended silent transmissions during and after operations. See