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Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Fire, Aircraft and Marine, Lompoc Police / Fire

Police & Fire & Sheriff For Santa Barbara. Lompoc Public Service, VHF Aircraft. USCG/Marine VHF, USFS, CHP, UPRR,. See "Feed Notes" for more info.
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Uniden Bearcat BCT15X Scanner is located at an off-grid, 1,550 foot elevation site South of of Lompoc.  Feed computer is a Raspberry Pi 3 running DarkSnow.      


17 Feb 2024:  High Winds damaged HD Scanner Antenna.  Set Up temp antenna unil replacement arrives.   

10 October 2020:  Upgraded DC-DC Converter Power Supply.     

Sept 2020:  Mega Lightning storm did a number on feed computer.   Rebuilt computer.   Back on air 12 Sept as planned.  

01 January 2020:  $400 Managed POE Ethernet Switch Failed.    Seeking Donations To Replace.   Thank You :)

12 October 2017: Aware of constant tone in background.   Not sure what is causing this. Help Most Welcome!

07 September 2017: Disabled Alpha Tags To Allow Remote Programming Of Scanner.

08 April 2017: Added Alpha Tags, Need feeback please on how to see them...

Jan 2017: Replacing Dell 9020 with Raspberry Pi3 running DarkSnow.

23 July 2016: Replaced HP Thin Client with Dell 9020 Micro with SSD.     

16 May 2015:  Upgraded to ProScan 8.4.  Replaced Power Suppy. 

09 August 2014:  Upgraded to ProScan 7.2.  Upgraded Thin Client Server. 

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

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

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.  

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 Remote 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. 

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.