Obairlann.net is pleased to announce the availability of the live streaming police scanner. This is a Bearcat BC895XLT scanner tuned to the Seattle public service 800 MHz trunk system. This system supports police, fire, and emergency services. The scanner is located about 5 miles north of Downtown Seattle.
The scanner is currently listening to these talkgroups.
The system runs the Icecast streaming server, with DarkIce encoding the scanner audio. The server is limited to a maximum of 1 connection, due to my tiny iDSL line.
Please limit yourself to 1 hour or less of listening, since there's usually at least one other person waiting to tune in.
Share and enjoy!
February 2, 2007 - The last day of the scanner will be on February 28th, 2007. I will be selling my house, and losing my ability to serve up the scanner stream. It'll come back at some point, but it may be as long as a year. Sorry about that.
Thank you to all the listeners who've tuned in and enjoyed the scanner. Hopefully when it goes back up, I can let more than one person listen at a time! I'll post here if there are any developments or updates.
December 12, 2006 - The scanner is suffering from some unfortunate digital interference, probably due to sharing a small closet with the server rack. I've got it moved as far away from the offending equipment as possible.