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Report #080 06/02/11

As previously mentioned, I have been extremely pleased with the performance of the UNIDEN Home Patrol Scanner. It is amazing how this equipment, with just a 6" stubby antenna, is able to pull in signals from neighboring States as well as provide excellent coverage of activity here in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. A huge plus for scanning in this area is the fact that the Martinsburg Journal newspaper frequently publishes brief entries of communications of the Berkeley County Central Dispatch which includes activities of the Sheriffs Office, EMS, Fire Departments plus the Martinsburg Police Department. Jefferson County EMS and Fire Comms are also published. It is interesting to check monitoring logs against the published items as this often results in gaining some background details pertaining to particular communications.

Here are a few listed extracts from recent published items:

Martinsburg Police Department
1:11 am - arson to residence, arrest made
8:10 am - drug complaint, High School, arrest made
2:33 pm - shoplifting, Mall, arrest made
9:37 pm - shoplifting, Food Lion, arrest made

Berkeley Central Dispatch
3:23 am - shortness of breath, ambulance
9:54 am - hemorrhage, ambulance

Jefferson County EMS
7:17 am - shortness of breath, Co, 4, Co. 11
5:19 pm - vehicle accident, Co. 2, Co. 4

Jefferson County Fire
6:03 am - house fire, Co. 1, Co. 2, Co. 3, Co. 4, WC1, CC16, WC11

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