Tasmanian police scanner part 3

The police scanner had some reliability issues running under Windows Server 2012 because the USB drivers for the sound capture device weren’t 100% compatible with Windows Server and after some time would get in a state where audio capture wouldn’t work until the system was rebooted. Quite a few people reported problems connecting to the scanner and that was the reason for it being unreliable. After upgrading to Windows Server 2016 the driver stopped working altogether so I decided to remove the scanner from the server and attach it to my PC.

The good news is because the USB capture device has supported Windows 10 drivers it appears to be working well now and I haven’t seen any reliability issues yet. The bad news is that I don’t leave the PC running overnight so it won’t be available between about midnight and 8:00AM Australian Eastern Time. The scanner is still available at the address below, note that the password field is for some administrative functions that I don’t have enabled so you don’t need a password to listen to the feed:

http://www.peter-johnson.com.au:8000/

Tasmanian police scanner part 2

Recently I’ve upgraded the RadioFeed software to V2.2 which seems to resolve some issues a few people (including myself) were having with mobile devices. Also a user Brett mentioned a lack of Glenorchy / Hobart traffic. I checked into it and the channel S23-Hobart had been locked out which I’ve now resolved so it makes for more interesting listending for anyone that hasn’t tried in a while, just go to the following URL:

http://www.peter-johnson.com.au:8000/

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:

http://www.peter-johnson.com.au:8000