Droid X radio
Hey guys, I had a quick question about the FM radio on the Droid X. I am with my local fire department and my main source of radio alerts is the Scanner Radio App. However in my area it is very speratic in terms of when my department is actually transmitting over the APP. I do have the frequency of the department is there a way I can program the phones built in radio to receive the signal?
Last edited by A1C; 12-20-2010 at 08:58 PM.Military Police Army National Guard (retired)
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Assuming you've got a scanner at home you may be able to plug the output of the scanner into your PC and then stream from there - that said it's perhaps going to be just as reliable as the app you mentioned depending on your Internet connection. Programs like Orb or HomePipe may help get you in the right direction if you want to try.Galaxy Nexus (VZW)
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- 12-20-2010, 09:47 PM #10
Anything else is most likely also going to be streamed. There are sites on the internet for live feeds that you can listen to. Its kind of strange you wouldn't be equipped with a scanner or a walkie talkie or something. You could always buy a scanner online. I don't know...like I said..strange. As a firefighter you should have police scanners and hand radios.
- 12-20-2010, 09:54 PM #12
I work FT here in KY as a FF/Medic (11yrs), our dispatch center sends alerts to our cell phones, so with that being said when im off i dont have to worry about carrying a pager or radio if we have a call back its all done through text pages.
Im not sure if that is something your dispatch can do but it is very easy to setup, if they have email at dispatch then they can do it!
- 12-20-2010, 10:03 PM #14
A1C your very welcome! We get all squad and fire calls this way, it is kinda of a pain when your off duty but ya get used to it lol, it can come as a text or email as you see mine is set as an email so i could give it its own ringtone, if you dispatch can create a user group called XYZ FD then anytime you get a call then could select that email and send it out, with that being said thought that is a manual function and may cost some valuable time as ours is tied in with the computer system so the dispatcher doesnt do anything, as soon as the nature code and address is entered it is sent auto. Might want to be something you check into for your dispacth, if they dont have anything like that there are several programs out there that are somewhat cheap that can do it for ya!
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- 12-21-2010, 06:58 AM #16
I thought hosting one of those feeds was a simple matter of having a dedicated computer for the streaming. I think you should approach it from the perspective of what does the scanner app need. Maybe it needs one or two more dedicated resources to keep it going 24/7.