Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Keeping An Eye On Emergency Situations and Weather


  One of my favorite things to do is monitor the various local police, fire and other local municipalities. I do have my bearcat scanner for listening on and it does a good job. If you don't have a scanner you can use your computer to do the same thing. There are plenty of websites where you can monitor all kinds of government frequencies. There are also plenty of websites that will provide live radar weather. Here is a list below of some of my favorite websites.
  1. http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/
  2. http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=new
  3. http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Internet_and_Radio/Police_Scanners/
  4. http://tunein.com/radio/Scanners-g257/
  5. http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Severe/WatchesWarnings.aspx
  6. http://www.livewxradar.com/
  7. http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/l/l
  8. http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Internet_and_Radio/Online_Receivers/
  9. http://sdrspace.com/
  10. http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Internet_and_Radio/Live_streaming/
  What I do is have a second computer to do the listening on. It does not have to be a super expensive computer. I would use windows 7 or maybe even a Linux distribution such as Linux Mint. The computer can be a desktop or a laptop. For awhile I was just using an old laptop computer. I also use this second computer to keep an eye on the weather radar. That way I can track any storms coming my way.
  Thank You for reading from Dan KC2YTI  73s.

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