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Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:27 pm
by amtrak1007
Looking to add a receiver near KZO for CN ATCS. Attached are photos of the radio path between the rx tower and:
D-Ave - Schoolcraft.png
Schoolcraft Diamond

D-Ave - Baron.png
CP - Baron

D-AVE - Rose.png
CP - Rose

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:44 pm
by amtrak1007
Internet failure at the towersite in Moline. This is affecting the ATCS and broadcastify feeds. Unknown expected time of return of service.

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:16 am
by amtrak1007
Audio broadcastify feeds have been restored. Will have to make a special trip down to the tower site to reboot the ATCS machine.

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:35 am
by Saturnalia
amtrak1007 wrote:Will have to make a special trip down to the tower site to reboot the ATCS machine.

Still on manual reboot, huh? :twisted:

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:55 am
by amtrak1007
Saturnalia wrote:
amtrak1007 wrote:Will have to make a special trip down to the tower site to reboot the ATCS machine.

Still on manual reboot, huh? :twisted:


Yup that will probably be a more fall/winter project. I'm going to concentrate on getting the D Avenue CN ATCS Receiver online before that. Antenna is up. Gotta get through the house warming party and white creek then I can think about it.

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:27 pm
by amtrak1007
ATCS/TM5 back online 2127

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:02 pm
by amtrak1007
FYI I just got the rent bill for the moline tower site if anyone is feeling generous :)

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:29 pm
by amtrak1007
I was able to move the super scanner back to the antenna I had been using. It was temporarily loaned to the W8DC repeater, since those guys lost their tower (when WLAV's tower in Ada came down), and we were trying to get them more north of Grand Rapids coverage. Needless to say the feed now has great coverage from east of Lake Odessa all the way to the St Joe Bridge tender. Looking to add the 1414 radio to the Dispatch feed so listeners get both east and west conversations from Grand Rapids. Also considering ditching the EOT mon feed since i'm not sure how helpful that is to railfanning besides the "oh look at how cool this is" factor.

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:44 pm
by amtrak1007
New radio to replace dispatcher radio on super scanner. This one will cycle between AAR 1414 and AAR 3535 to catch both side of gr with I'm sure skip from Chicago. Look to be in the radio shack tomorrow evening.

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:30 pm
by MQT1223
Is the Shortlines feed supposed to pick up Grand Elk? I cannot seem to hear them at all instead just getting a lot of feedback on what sounds like a Generator.

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:52 pm
by Schteinkuh
MQT1223 wrote:Is the Shortlines feed supposed to pick up Grand Elk? I cannot seem to hear them at all instead just getting a lot of feedback on what sounds like a Generator.

GDLK channels have been a bit wonky for a while now, I believe the problem channel is 95 but I could be mistaken

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:16 pm
by MQT1223
Schteinkuh wrote:
MQT1223 wrote:Is the Shortlines feed supposed to pick up Grand Elk? I cannot seem to hear them at all instead just getting a lot of feedback on what sounds like a Generator.

GDLK channels have been a bit wonky for a while now, I believe the problem channel is 95 but I could be mistaken


I was trying to listen in on the feed when they were making the storage move up the Hastings Lead and I could hear the chatter but all I got was static.

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:24 pm
by amtrak1007
9595 is full of birdies and is a pita to scan for. I'm not sure if it's in the current scan list or not.

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:04 am
by MQT1223
amtrak1007 wrote:9595 is full of birdies and is a pita to scan for. I'm not sure if it's in the current scan list or not.


Is it due to the location of the tower or the channel itself is the problem?

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:26 am
by Schteinkuh
MQT1223 wrote:
amtrak1007 wrote:9595 is full of birdies and is a pita to scan for. I'm not sure if it's in the current scan list or not.


Is it due to the location of the tower or the channel itself is the problem?

I think it has to do with something related to the channel (interference close to the freq?), I don't believe we ever got to the bottom of it. Based on what I hear from 1007, it's been easier to cut it out of the rotation at times instead of trying to dig deeper into it.

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:24 pm
by amtrak1007
Incase anyone has money burning a hole in their pockets (hahaha I know). I just got my bill for antenna rent if anyone is feeling generous :)

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:57 pm
by ~Z~
amtrak1007 wrote:Incase anyone has money burning a hole in their pockets (hahaha I know). I just got my bill for antenna rent if anyone is feeling generous :)

Abouts how much is the fee monthly/yearly for site usage?

Re: Different take on Streaming scanner

Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:06 pm
by amtrak1007
I pay 240/year for the two sites.