Savannah, GA to Clarkesville, GA Road Trip Scanning Report; 5/6 March 2018

Clarkesville, GA - On Monday and Tuesday I had to make a trip up to Clarkesville, GA for work; it's an almost five-hour drive from Savannah, so it was good to have the radios in the car to keep me company on the way up. My route of travel was I-16 westbound from Savannah to … Continue reading Savannah, GA to Clarkesville, GA Road Trip Scanning Report; 5/6 March 2018

Charleston, SC Road Trip Scanning Report; 21 February 2018

Charleston, SC - Yesterday, I had to make a quick day trip to Charleston, SC and although I didn't make the trip in my vehicle, I did bring along the Uniden Home Patrol 2, the Uniden BCD436HP, and a mag mount scanner antenna. Radio-wise, it was an interesting trip; there's a lot to listen to … Continue reading Charleston, SC Road Trip Scanning Report; 21 February 2018

Road Trip Scanning Report – Jacksonville/St Augustine; 9-11 January 2018

From the radio perspective, my three-day road trip to St Augustine this week was an interesting one. I thoroughly enjoyed getting a chance to listen to things I normally don't get to hear or hear as well as I usually do in Savannah or Brunswick. As I mentioned in my previous scanning report for this … Continue reading Road Trip Scanning Report – Jacksonville/St Augustine; 9-11 January 2018

New Helicopter for LifeStar 1?

Savannah - LifeStar 1, the Air Methods medevac helicopter that flies out of Springfield, GA in Effingham County near Savannah is currently using a different helicopter. They have been using a 1997 Bell 407 - N406UH since January of this year but they're now using a 2013 Bell 407GX - N208AM. Based on data from … Continue reading New Helicopter for LifeStar 1?

Jasper County, SC Moves to the Palmetto 25 TRS

Savannah - A few weeks back, I decided to turn on the South Carolina stuff in my mobile scanner while visiting the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (I usually end up forgetting to turn the SC stuff on because the refuge is just across the river) and I didn't hear any Jasper County activity. As a … Continue reading Jasper County, SC Moves to the Palmetto 25 TRS

Southside Fire/EMS Has Renamed to Chatham Emergency Services

Savannah - Over the last few days in Savannah, I've noticed that Southside Fire Department is no longer calling themselves Southside, they're now calling themselves Chatham Fire. The reason for this is that they've changed their name to better reflect their coverage area. According to this report on the Landings website, the department name is … Continue reading Southside Fire/EMS Has Renamed to Chatham Emergency Services

West Mims Fire Frequencies; 12 May 2017

Folkston, GA - Yesterday I drove down to Folkston to monitor the West Mims Fire that's been burning in the Okefenokee NWR (and just outside of it) since 6 April 2017. Using the Uniden BCD436HP handheld scanner and the Uniden HP2 as a mobile scanner, I was able to hear some of the activity on the … Continue reading West Mims Fire Frequencies; 12 May 2017

West Mims Fire in the Okefenokee NWR

Brunswick - Yesterday morning I went down to Folkston to see if I could hear any communications from the West Mims Fire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge along the Georgia/Florida line. The fire is currently 36,050 acres and 4% contained with 435 personnel assigned (as of 23 April 2017). They're not expecting any substantial rain to … Continue reading West Mims Fire in the Okefenokee NWR

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan PD Encryption

Savannah - In answer to a lot of questions I've been getting lately, the Savannah Chatham Municipal PD (SCMPD) has gone encrypted with their communications on the SEGARRN system. Based on recent monitoring, their Primary Dispatch, Car-to-Car, Records, and Tac channels are all encrypted. It sounds like any interoperability channels are still unencrypted. Fire and … Continue reading Savannah Chatham Metropolitan PD Encryption