=== BROADCASTING LIVE ===
Please note: Our live Audio+Video feed normally seen/heard below on this page is currently offline.
The server we use to broadcast the feed suffered a catastrophic failure to its hard disk drive, rendering it inoperable.
We are a not-for-profit hobbyist operation and this web site, and all three of our live feeds are supported solely by our own personal out-of-pocket funds.
Until we're able to raise the needed resources required to replace the server that streamed this broadcast, this feed will remain unavailable.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and will make every attempt to bring the Audio+Video feed back online as soon as possible.
In the mean time, please use the live feed streaming on our home page, or,
one of our two other (Audio Only) feeds located at www.RadioReference.com or www.LiveFireFeeds.com.
Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PA - DPS | 800Mhz Digital Trunked Radio System
Scanner Audio with Video Display of Talkgroups and Radios
PLEASE NOTE: GMANS.net is the DEVELOPER and ORIGINAL SOURCE for the ONLY live scanner stream of Westmoreland County, PA,
that provides audio and visual information for the WestmoCo 800 TRS, and retains sole ownership and control of this copyrighted feature with all rights reserved.
Any use of this live feed in whole or in part outside of this website that includes either the audio, the video, or both, without the express written permission of GMANS.net,
is unauthorized and is in violation of Copyright laws and can be prosecuted with risk of severe penalties. If you have an interest in providing a relay of this live feed,
please contact us first by using the "CONTACT US" link on the main menu at left. Thanks.
=== WHAT YOU'RE HEARING ===
Broadcasting 24x7x365 Live!
(Feed may be offline at times during scheduled maintenance, Windows updates, ISP outages, etc.)
FOR AN 'AUDIO ONLY' ICECAST
VERSION OF THIS STREAM THAT HAS NEAR ZERO DELAY FROM THE REALTIME
Police - Fire - EMS
800Mhz-Digital Trunked |
APCO-25 | 9600 baud | 26 Tower | Motorola Smartzone-Simulcast TRS.
NOTE: Several encrypted & non-emergency TalkGroups are locked out on the scanner and although they are visible in the display above when in use on the TRS, they will NOT produce audio here on the feed. The video by default displays ALL currently active TalkGroups at any given moment on the entire system, however, the scanner can obviously only broadcast the audio for one TalkGroup transmission at a time. You will need to match up what you're hearing with what you're seeing. Scroll further down for a complete description of the video content.
The feed signal is being received on a Radio Shack (GRE Mfg.) PRO-197, P-25 capable Digi-Scanner, and then running the external speaker output through an ADC 12-band graphic equalizer to smooth the digital scanner audio & improve the sound quality over the live stream.
=== WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ===
The visual portion of this
feed is a live partial screencap of the Pro96Com Control Channel
Decoding software (read more about this program on our PRO96COM
page under the Scanner Page link) running in sync with the audio from the scanner.
This program monitors and decodes the 9600 baud digital Control
Channel data stream being transmitted by the system, and displays
the resulting TalkGroup Description, Radio ID, and Radio Description
for all users currently transmitting on the system at the given
moment. Even though the screen shows ALL TalkGroups/Radios in
use, the scanner can only lock on and broadcast the audio for one at
a time, so you will need to match up what you're hearing to what
you're seeing in the display.
= Sheriff's Office TalkGroups (several of these TACs are locked out
since they are encrypted)
EVERY active TalkGroup/Radio combination currently transmitting on the system is always displayed. Due to constraints within the decoding software, it is not possible to filter the TalkGroup/Radio display to selectively show or not show particular TalkGroups/Radios. The Radio Descriptions are displayed to identify the transmitting units as they are known, but may not be 100% accurate. For example, some PD units will sometimes switch ID number designators depending on their zone coverage or shift hours, or switch cars during vehicle maintenance/downtime. There is a small number of radios out of the 5400+ total using the system that have not yet been positively identified, and their ID's will show as the default wildcard date/time data string or may contain question marks as ID place holders.
or use the 'Contact Us' link on
the menu at left.