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Information and Links Relating to Scanner Radio Monitoring,

Including Westmoreland County's New 800Mhz Digital TRS

 

 

 

Note: Use the links embedded within the text below to learn more about that particular subject.

Be sure to check out our newest live scanner feed format of the Westmoreland County DPS, that now includes a VIDEO portion of the stream that displays the TalkGroups and Radios transmitting while you listen..!!  Click the link below to try it:

New AUDIO & VIDEO Live Scanner Stream

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY AND IT'S CITIES & TOWNSHIPS

The NKNOC Labs facility is located 25 miles east of Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania, which operates its Dept. of Public Safety radio communications over a Motorola APCO-25 Smartnet/Smartzone system.  This countywide system had been years in the making, and is a digital (APCO-25 @ 9600 baud) 800Mhz trunked format.  Implementation of the new system includes the installation of the console radio and CAD electronics at the 911 EOC building located in Hempfield, approximately 26 tower transmission sites throughout the county, as well as the deployment of over 5500 mobile and handheld units across 200 TalkGroups.  District 1 Police (Jeannette, Irwin, Manor, Adamsburg, Trafford, and Penn Twp.) began using their portion of the system on 01 November 2004, with District 9 Police (New Kensington, Arnold, Upper Burrell, Lower Burrell) going live on 20 November 2004 at 12 noon.  In early January 2005, District 4 Police (Ligonier Boro, Ligonier Twp, New Florence, St. Clair, Bolivar, Latrobe, Derry, and Seward) went on the air.  More districts and units have been added since then.  The new 800Mhz system is currently being used by the 9-1-1 Center, Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 Police and most Fire Departments and EMS Stations within those District boundaries, including Mutual Aid Ambulance Service; all 65 Emergency Management Coordinators and Directors; the Department of Public Safety Administrators; the County Park Police; County Detectives; the County Sheriff’s Department; Adult Probation Bureau; Bureau of Elections; several College Campus and Hospital Security units; County Commissioner's offices; County CIS; the Transit Authority; and County Road and Park Maintenance, along with several other county managed agencies.  Local PA State Police units also have 800Mhz radios that utilize the TRS to provide interoperability communications with county law enforcement.

UPDATE FROM WCDPS- Circa 2006: "The Department of Public Safety is pleased to report that construction of the county-wide 800 MHz system has been completed and that all organizations currently dispatched by the County 911 Center are on the air.  The number of subscriber radios  that have been programmed for operation on the system stands at approximately 4300 units. Over the coming months, the Radio Communications Council and the Department of Public Safety will be working  closely with Motorola and the emergency response community to make the system more robust."

You can read more about the county's migration to this system HERE and HERE.



!! TAKE A LOOK !!

Click the link below to see the Motorola Brochure, highlighting the new Westmoreland County 800Mhz TRS!

Requires ADOBE ACROBAT READER.

WCDPS Motorola Brochure

 

::: LIVE Streaming Scanner Audio of Westmoreland County DPS :::

800Mhz Digital TRS Radio Traffic

 

 

 

- !! LISTEN LIVE TO WESTMOCO FIRE, EMS, & PD RADIO !! -

 

Do you miss hearing your local Westmoreland County based Police, Fire and EMS emergency communications that used to be easy to receive using a standard conventional scanner?  Don't have a new, expensive digital scanner needed to listen to the County's 800Mhz Trunked Radio System?  Are you located outside of the county and out of receiving range even if you did have a new digital scanner?  NO PROBLEM!  The solution to all of the above is only a mouse click away when you log on to GMANS.net!  Since you are reading this web page, you've already done all that's needed to listen to all of the action live as it happens.  And best of all... IT'S FREE!!  Listen to the Westmoreland 9-1-1 radio communications from all over the county, online right from a PC, from anywhere!  Police - Fire - EMS !!  Use the links on our main menu at left and we will have you "back in the loop" in no time!  The new audio+video feed is very popular... Don't Miss It!

 

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  Radio Shack Scanner Software - FILE SECTION: 

  Attention users of PRO96COM  WIN96 and WIN500 Scanner Software:

Use the links below to download pre-set data programming files for the Westmoreland County 800Mhz system.

The Pro96Com system data files have over 200 TalkGroups and more than 5600 Radio ID's!

The Win96 programming files will have your Pro-96 or Pro-2096 scanner monitoring this system in minutes!

The Win500 programming files will have your Pro-106 or Pro-197 scanner monitoring this system in minutes!

 

**These programs all require a special data interface cable (THIS ONE) to connect your scanner to your PC.**

 

Note: The files** are in ZIP format, and ONLY contain data for the WestmoCo 800Mhz system.

Download Pro96Com Zip File (FOR PRO96COM VERSION 1.3.1.36 or LATER)

Download Win96 Zip File

Download Win500 Zip File

 

 >>> Screenshots of the Pro96Com software program in action on the WCDPS 800Mhz TRS..! <<<

Click the following link to "see" what the digital radio system "looks" like in operation:

===========>  Show me Pro96Com now..!  <===========


**The ZIP archives contain files used by Pro96Com, Win96 and Win500 software, none of which are products produced or supported by the NKNOC Labs.  They contain ONLY data related to the Westmoreland County PA Department of Public Safety's 800Mhz TRS 9600 Baud digital communications system (SYSTEM 152).

These files are updated on a periodic basis, and a new ZIP archive is added to this download area of our website when available, so be sure to check back often for the latest version!

These archives are certified as VIRUS FREE by McAfee Viruscan, and are provided solely for use in the context of their original intent. While every effort is made to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the information, the NKNOC Labs assumes no legal liability or responsibility for their misuse, or the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of any of the information disclosed. All content (including any revisions or updates) is provided solely for the user's information and is presented strictly "AS IS."

Please direct all inquiries concerning this data to: NKNOC Labs Data Records Dept.

  Westmoreland County DPS 800Mhz Tower Site Locations Map:

  Click on the thumbnail map above for a larger image

Map is based on location coordinates and naming conventions published in the FCC database

Please send any additional tower location information or corrections to NKNOC Mapping Dept. 

  Related WCDPS Informational Links: 

Westmoreland County Scanning Info from 'PA2600'

Westmoreland County Scanning Info from 'The Radio Reference'

Westmoreland County Scanning Info from 'K3SAM'

Westmoreland County 800Mhz Info at the BLAH-G

  Check Out The Hardware: 

 

Use the links below to take a look at the spec sheets for the Motorola ASTRO radios being used by Westmoreland County (requires ADOBE Acrobat Reader):

 

 

                  Motorola Handheld Model XTS1500 (Used by FD units)

                  Motorola Handheld Model XTS2500 (Used by PD and Admin units)

 

 

More Scanning Related Links

(The NKNOC Labs has no control over any of the pages linked below, and thus accepts NO responsibility for the content contained therein.  This list is checked periodically for any dead links, but no guarantees are implied that all links work.  Please report any dead links to the NKNOC Labs by using the contact form button on the menu.  Thank you.)

APCO-25 LINKS

APCO International
APCO-25 How a SmartZone system works
ASTRO and Trunking Terms Defined
DVSI Home Page
Motorola - ASTRO Radios
Motorola - Project 25 Standard
P25.com from Aeroflex
Project 25 Technology Interest Group
Radio Reference - Encryption Protocols
Signal Harbor - APCO-25 & Trunking Info
Trunking System Overview Article
US ARMY - Base Radio Systems (BRS)
USENET MSG - radioreference.com-trunked-stuff-astro.txt
 

FORUMS

K3SAM - West. Co. 800Mhz WebLog
Strong Signals User Forums
IBN Live Scanners Forum
Scan-PA Westmoreland County Forum
Scan-PA Scanning Forums
Yahoo! Groups PRO96 Forum
Yahoo! Groups PRO96COM Forum
Yahoo! Groups RS_GRE-Digital-Scanner Forum
 

FREQUENCY LINKS

Amateur Radio WWW Services
K3FS Pittsburgh Scanning Info Site
K3SAM - The Frequency List for Westmoreland County
LES'S SCANNER & SWL STUFF
Pittsburgh Area Frequencies
Pittsburgh Freq. List
Radio Scanner Frequency Lists
Radio Shack Trunk Tracker -Information & Database
RF Scanning Resources on the 'Net
Scanner Frequencies List By State
Southwest Pa Scanner Page
The Radio Reference - West. Co. 800Mhz Trunk Info
The Radio Reference Homepage
Uniden Trunk Tracker - Information & Database
WEASELSCANNER FREQUENCIES
West. Co. Frequencies
Western Pennsylvania Scanner Frequency Page
WESTMORELAND COUNTY 800 MHZ RADIO SYSTEM INFO
Westmoreland County Frequencies
 

LIVE SCANNER AUDIO LINKS

Incident Broadcast Network
Bret Weeks - Online Police and Fire Scanner Links and info
Jason's Live Scanner List - Pennsylvania
Live Police Scanner Audio Feeds for Many U.S. Cities, Police-Scanner.info
Live police, fire and airport scanner broadcasts
Live Scanner Audio Links - ScanWare
Police Scanner Page - WCPO.com Cincinnati
RadioReference.com Live Scanner Feeds
ScanBoston - Live
Scannerfeeds.us
Socalscanning.com - Live Scanners
 

PRO-96 SCANNER LINKS

Radio Scanner Guide
PRO-96 Digital Trunk-tracking Handheld Scanner FAQ
Pro-96 Preloaded Data Addendum-doc71-71779.pdf
Radio Shack - Pro96 Digital Trunking Handheld Scanner
Radio Shack - Pro96 Online Users Manual - OME20-526.pdf
Radio Shack - Scanner PC Interface Cable
RS 800MHz Scanner Antenna
RS 9V-300mA AC-to-DC Power Adapter
www.pro-96.info
 

SCANNER VENDORS

Communications Electronics Inc.
G & G Communications - Scanner Radio Sales & Repair
GRE America, Inc.
GRE Japan, Inc.
Grove Enterprises
Radio Pro Shop
Radio Sale Scanners
RadioShack.com - Radio Electronics
RadioShack.com Radio Product FAQ List
Scanner Master
Scanners Unlimited
ScanStar - Signal Intelligence
Uniden - Radio Products
 

SCANNING PUBLICATIONS

Radio Scanner Guide
AWH Public Safety - Police, Fire and Communications Related Resources
Monitoring Times
NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS Magazine
Police-Scanner.info
Popular Communications Magazine
Scanning USA Magazine
Two Way Radio Directory
U.S. Scanner Online Home Page
 

SCANNING SOFTWARE

BuTel Software
Pro96Com Software
ScanCat Lite
Scanner Recorder Home Page
Signal Intelligence - TrunkStar 9235
Win96 - Data Management Software for the RadioShack PRO-96 Digital Trunking Scanner

 

MISC

Radio Scanner Guide