Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Pain In My...

...ass seems nigh. As commenter Karl helpfully pointed out below, Beverly Hills' application for a trunked system seems to have been recently approved. It's only a matter of time, I suppose, before I'll have to dig out the manual on my BC296D to figure out how the hell to program talk groups and all that shit. It used to be BHPD was one of the more annoying scanning channels in SoCal (not counting the head banging inducing game of trying to monitor the L.A. County Sheriffs).

BHPD used to be all about "459 Audibles"--ringing burglar alarms, and traffic stops. The traffic stops are still there--and more interesting these days since those cops basically racially profile every T-stop, and in doing so, actually pull over a goodly number of people driving suspended/revoked and/or with warrants. The volume of ringing alarm bell calls seems to have diminished in the past few years so it's more fun to listen to BHPD than LAPD these days. Especially since so much of the latter's radio traffic is now conducted quietly through the MDTs.

Anyway, I figure I'm on borrowed time in my own city.

3 comments:

Nathan said...

I used to feel the same about the trunked systems for MSP and Cambridge Police and Fire, but BuTel software has changed my life here in scanner land...
Now I have everything organized in the software and I can easily swap entire systems in and out of my scanner at the click of a mouse button. No more hands-on scanner programming for this guy.

http://www.butel.nl/

Drop $40 for the ARC250 software (compatible with BC296), I promise it will be worth it.

Karl said...

Ahoy Matey....

They were testing the Beverly Hills ICIS cell linking to the Glendale cell. Here are some (digital) talk groups to listen for:

36320 Bev Hills 1
36352 Bev Hills 2
36368 Bev Hills 3

Code6Charles said...

Thanks, Nate and Karl! Time to get ready for "The Trunk"