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Topic # 136421 26-Nov-2013 17:55
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This is just an advisory and may be posted into the wrong forum.

To let those of you interested that you can currently use your Android phone to listen to the Tauranga Police radio channel live. Currently the Police radio channel in Tauranga is not encrypted (unlike the police channels in Auckland), and someone is rebroadcasting the channel on Broadcastify.

To listen live on your Android just install a scanner app such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scannerradio.

You can also listen on your PC by visiting http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/15584

Enjoy!

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  Reply # 941191 26-Nov-2013 18:20
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didnt know it would be that boring, it's not police 10/7 lol




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  Reply # 941203 26-Nov-2013 18:36
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I am hoping that other geeks with the know how might connect up other interesting radio channels onto broadcastify so we can all enjoy them. (such as police from other districts, aircraft channels, amateur/ ham radios, marine etc)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 941208 26-Nov-2013 18:43
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  Reply # 941214 26-Nov-2013 18:57
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hairy1: Liveatc.net


Sadly outlawed for NZ airports




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  Reply # 941216 26-Nov-2013 18:59
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I thought that there was some IT project to make all police radio traffic encryped?




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  Reply # 941217 26-Nov-2013 19:06
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DarthKermit: I thought that there was some IT project to make all police radio traffic encryped?


Hasn't reached the rural districts - yet. Enjoy it whilst we can.

Now that there is one NZ radio scanner channel available, perhaps it will encourge more geeks to add additional NZ scanner channels to the mix. Hears hoping.

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  Reply # 941220 26-Nov-2013 19:11
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ajobbins:
hairy1: Liveatc.net


Sadly outlawed for NZ airports


Pretty sure that also covers other 'business' bands aswell, Rebroadcasting is out




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  Reply # 941227 26-Nov-2013 19:26
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Beccara:
ajobbins:
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Sadly outlawed for NZ airports


Pretty sure that also covers other 'business' bands aswell, Rebroadcasting is out


I always understood that listening was legal in NZ providing you don't act on the information heard, or disclose to a third party. Don't know how the law stands on rebroadcasting in NZ. It's a pretty common practise world wide, just look at the huge number of channels available on the Android scanner app - most of which are police channels from the USA.

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  Reply # 941231 26-Nov-2013 19:30
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ajobbins:
hairy1: Liveatc.net


Sadly outlawed for NZ airports


Yep. Luckily you guys can't listen in to our secret radio transmissions.... :-)




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  Reply # 941242 26-Nov-2013 20:04
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The nationwide P25 network has been canned.

Don't expect that Police broadcast to last long before it's taken down.

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  Reply # 941245 26-Nov-2013 20:09
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I don't get it, why would folks listen to police radio?




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  Reply # 941291 26-Nov-2013 20:53
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Note that rebroadcasting like that is a big nono.

Only Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch have encrypted P25 police radio, the rest of the country doesn't use it, so you can use a $20 RTL-SDR and a decent aerial to pick it up (and lots of other interesting stuff) yourself. :)

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  Reply # 941296 26-Nov-2013 21:08
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KiwiNZ: I don't get it, why would folks listen to police radio?


Its interesting to hear whats going on around you :)

I had a Uniden scanner number of years back, was quite amusing what was going on in the area.





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  Reply # 941301 26-Nov-2013 21:19
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KiwiNZ: I don't get it, why would folks listen to police radio?


Its interesting to hear whats going on around you :)

I had a Uniden scanner number of years back, was quite amusing what was going on in the area.



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  Reply # 941327 26-Nov-2013 21:37
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xpd:
KiwiNZ: I don't get it, why would folks listen to police radio?


Its interesting to hear whats going on around you :)

I had a Uniden scanner number of years back, was quite amusing what was going on in the area.



I had one as well. Cost a small fortune at the time - it was pretty much their top model. Still got it in fact, I wonder where it is...........

I didn't tend to use it for Police frequencies often (although it would tune them happily), more for aviation when I was doing some work in the sector. Plus in the before mobile internet days, being able to flick to the Wellington Airport channel that broadcast a constant live rolling weather update was quite useful when I was out and about and wanted an instant weather forecast.

Sometimes used to leave it on the Police band when I was taking a trip. If there was an accident or major delay ahead, it was a sometimes useful way of hearing about it so I could try and re-route.

It was one of the models that covered all the bands (including cellphones, model was UBC3000XLT from memory). Occasionally I would key a wrong setting, and it would charge off on a tiki-tour of the 025 frequencies and pick up all the Telecom mobile calls nearby as well.




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