Monday, April 28, 2014

Tornado hits Baxter Springs, KS

From Riverton, KS after hitting Baxter Springs, KS

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Scanning Military Air over Missouri

Ive been hooked on listening to military air lately while driving I44 for work. My mag mount on top of the car seems to do a decent job. The radio traffic consists of B2's doing refueling training out of Whiteman AFB. On a clear day you can see them above here in SW Missouri. These frequencies are in the 200-350mhz range.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Joplin NOAA weather radio transmitter

I heard on the radio this morning that Joplin will be getting a new NOAA weather radio transmitter. It will be located on top of the Joplin City Hall and transmit at 300 watts. This will cover all of Jasper county and make for a much clearer signal than we are used to getting here in the Joplin area.  Currently most Jasper County residents receive NOAA weather radio from either Newton County or Avilla. The estimated time of installation will be May or June.
This means that you will need to reprogram your receiver if you plan on monitoring the new transmitter. 

Watch for a PSA push some time in the next few months.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Raspberry Pi Feed

Scanner with Raspberry Pi
The photo is of the scanner and single board computer (Raspberry Pi) that is
used to feed audio to Radio Reference. The scanner feeds audio through a USB sound card that is connected to the Pi.  This means no more dedicated computer to worry about. The Pi is a 700mhz, 512 ram computer that is able to run 4 versions of Linux. The Pi has GPIO pins that can be used for projects that range from robotics to media servers. I have a lot more to explore and will post my future projects.

Raspberry Pi website

Pi close up without case

Monday, November 18, 2013

Uniden BCD 436HP and 536HP

Uniden will release two new scanner models in the beginning of next year. The internet frontman for Uniden scanners, Upman, gives a quick peak at the awesome new functions of these new scanners. Skip to 8:20 on the video to see it introduced.

Day 1 Outlook
Current Watches

December 12 2010 Newton County Homocide