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#1 shackman81

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 11:10 PM

Hello all,

 

I am trying to create  a website for locals to access my police scanner and listen online, comment, etc... sort of like this scanner here https://www.facebook.com/masoncitypolicescanner?fref=ts

 

What software and or hardware do I need?

 

Thanks


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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 03:39 AM

Other people here are way smarter than me, but I think that you might need a server.

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 05:22 AM

I can't offer advice on the hardware you would need for this but you need to be careful with this sort of thing and check out your local laws and regulations.

 

In general it is not an offence to receive a wireless transmission made in clear, but it can be to act on it or to publish / re-transmit it. It would be a pity to go to the lengths of setting up the system you are thinking about only to find the forces of law and order kicking your door in the next day.

 

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 10:14 AM

I can't offer advice on the hardware you would need for this but you need to be careful with this sort of thing and check out your local laws and regulations.

 

In general it is not an offence to receive a wireless transmission made in clear, but it can be to act on it or to publish / re-transmit it. It would be a pity to go to the lengths of setting up the system you are thinking about only to find the forces of law and order kicking your door in the next day.

 

Chris Cosgrove

I have checked into the laws regarding this.  It is completely legal to broadcast  as long as you are not profiting off of it.  And even if you do profit, they have admitted that they don't really care or enforce it much unless it had a public outcry or other illegal things were going on.



#5 shackman81

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 10:22 PM

http://www.police-scanner.info/live-police-scanners.htm


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#7 shackman81

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 11:23 PM

That's not quite what I'm looking for.  That's somebody else who put a police scanner online.  I want to put my own police scanner online.  Plus that site is full of harmful viruses.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:54 PM

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 04:45 AM

Have you looked into the server idea?

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#10 shackman81

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:10 AM

Not yet because if I go out and get a server I still don't know what to do with the server, or if I even need it.

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 02:23 AM

Check out Broadcastify:  http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/

 

Broadcastify allows you to stream audio from your scanner to their server (one feed from your computer to the server)  The server replicates the feed on demand so if a huge number of people want to listen in to your scanner, your Internet connection is not affected anymore than if a single user was listening.

 

IIRC, people who provide scanner feeds qualify for a free membership account.  Membership accounts enable you to listen to archives of past transmissions.

 

If you don't want to use a service like Broadcastify, there is significantly more work for you to make the feed available to the general public (e.g. you need the bandwidth/replication servers, web based audio players (typically HTML5/Flash), etc.

 

Good luck,

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