Tasmanian Police Scanner

I’ve just installed Radio Feed 1.5 on my server, a nice free piece of software for radio scanner streaming. It’s connected to a Uniden UBCD396T set to receive the Tasmanian Government EDACS radio network used by Tasmania Police. It’s set to pickup communications from Mount Wellington so only covers Southern Tasmanian. No guarantees on uptime but feel free to give it a try at:


30 Responses to “Tasmanian Police Scanner”

  1. alex says:

    Great job on the scanner. Is it in real time. Keep up the good work.
    its interesting for a listen

  2. T6Chucky says:

    Hey can you setup one for the northwest area.. i wana hear whats happening around devonport, or burnie and shorewell area :)

  3. Jordan says:

    Does anybody the scanner frequency for tasmania police?

  4. admin says:

    Hi Alex, it’s real-time within reason. I haven’t measured an exact time but it seems to be delayed by about 5 seconds presumably just the encoding and streaming delay.

  5. admin says:

    No plans to move at the moment ;-). Although the network is statewide they don’t normally broadcast traffic from the north to the Mt. Wellington site that I’m using. I have heard it rarely, I assume they just do it for operations that potentially statewide or if there is some problem in one of the other radio rooms.

  6. Mark Grewar says:

    EDACS has mostly gone digital – no trunktracker will get police coherrently anymore – at least in north west – july 2012….

  7. admin says:

    Hi Mark, that’s interesting to know. Mt. Wellington is still on analog, I believe it’s capable of encrypted digial transmission but after trying it for a while they turned it back off due to coverage issues.

  8. Jordan Adderton says:

    I recently purchased a Uniden UBC73XLT and have no idea how to listen to TAS police. Someone help please? Please email me on JordanAdderton@hotmail.com any help is greatly appreciated. (:

  9. Ciaran says:

    Just saw 4 police vehicles and 2 ambulances traveling down the main road through Derwent Park and was hoping to find out what was going on. Unfortunately I cannot get the stream to play in VLC, Windows Media Player also fails. Is the stream still online? I see that an average of 10 users are connected at any given time that I’ve checked.

    VLC’s error log displayed this: http://pastebin.com/gfX6dBt2

  10. admin says:

    Sorry for the delay getting back to you but yes should all still be OK and I see plenty of users online, do you still have the problem? I haven’t tried VLC but WMP works OK so maybe a temporary problem?

  11. Brett says:

    Hi, I noticed there is no radio traffic from Hobart or glenorchy units , any reason for this?

  12. Heather says:

    Hi I was wondering if the feed still works as I am having trouble with it today

  13. admin says:

    Hi Heather, seems OK now, must have just been a temporary problem.

  14. admin says:

    Hi Brett, I’ll keep my eye on it but haven’t seen much from the Hobart call group lately. I might need to take it offline at some stage and check that I haven’t accidentally pressed the lockout button on that group.

    Edit – Just checked and somehow the channel S23-Hobart was blocked, looks OK now.

  15. rach says:

    Does anyone know how to listen to this on an android phonr?

  16. Matty says:

    Hi, I’ve recently got a Uniden ubc93xlt and it has most of the police channels tuned in, but have noticed that I get channels that you don’t get and you get channels that I don’t get, I don’t understand. Im in hobart

  17. Jackson says:

    Hi, is there any way to listen to northern tasmania police radio? (launceston). i saw in the newspaper today that a criminal avoided a set of spike strips in launceston because he was listening to the scanner.

  18. dose any one know the full Frequicy and code for the Tasmania Police in Hobart

  19. admin says:

    Hi Jackson, if you buy a scanner with EDACS (like some of the Uniden range) you’ll be able to listen to the Launceston frequencies. I’m not aware of any streaming in the Launceston but there may be some, but more likely they had their own scanner.

  20. admin says:

    Hi Matty, not really sure why that would be. Are you using the Mt. Wellington frequencies (which is what I use) or a different repeater?

  21. admin says:

    Hi rach, on my Android I use XiiaLive which seems to work fine, although it seems to buffer things for a few minutes for some reason.

  22. Dice says:

    Should put stream on broadcastify mate.

    Heaps of people will tune in

  23. Joanne says:

    Hi,Have not beeon able to use this for days,anyone know why???

  24. admin says:

    Hi Joanne, I noticed a few posts about it not working. I recently upgraded servers and it was down a few days although I thought it should have been back up and running by the time you posted. One thing I noticed recently is with the latest Android release the streaming player I was using on my phone previously had stopped working, now I use the ServeStream app and that works. I don’t have an iPhone any more but remember when I did have one it took a while to track down a player that would work reliably with M3U streams. Also some browsers seem to handle the links in a strange way, the direct link to the stream is http://peter-johnson.com.au:8000/stream.m3u so that’s worth a try for anyone else having problems from mobile devices.

  25. Lindsay Lovell says:

    What Password Do You Need For This Now

  26. admin says:

    No password is needed but since changing to a different server I’ve had a few reliability issues. It seems some network connections get left open and exceed a limit and then new users can’t connect until I notice and reset it.

  27. sam says:

    Hi just wondering, i have previously used you this but now i have a new phone i can not seem to get working again. I have a samsung galaxy s4 and have “xiialive pro” apps that i have previously used without issue and have downloaded the “servestream” app and none of them will work. Is there any way to get the scanner working on a samsung galaxy s4?

  28. Paul says:

    Thanks for making this available. Can you automate the reset process so more people can get on? I keep trying but I cant connect.

  29. admin says:

    Hi Paul, trying to restart the process often meant it wouldn hang at startup for some reason. But I think I’ve found a few underlying network configuration problems so hopefully you should have more luck from now on.

  30. admin says:

    Hi Sam, you’ve probably run into a few network configuration problems I’ve hopefully just fixed rather than a problem with your phone. Since those changes I haven’t had any problems with Servestream which I use myself under Android.

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