This page details all frequently asked questions regarding my stringing... streams. Please reference my privacy statement before asking any further questions.

Privacy Statement
Stringing isn't the safest thing in the world. For obvious reasons, there are certain things that won't be listed on this page. Including additional equipment, security measures/features/protocols, safety (beyond what's mentioned below), defense measures/weapons, and more.

All streams and recordings are generally filmed in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional cities may be programmed into scanners (reference Scanners/TalkGroups.)

Yes. There are usually 1-2 others around Indianapolis assisting with coverage. There is normally someone fairly close at all times for safety purposes.

During streams, and some recordings, I'll use the rode wireless GO, with a lapel mic. The range seems to work well when out of the vehicle.

Stream Cameras
The camera used during streams is the GoPro Hero 9. This is used during livestreams and recordings, connected to my laptop in webcam mode. I generally won't take any cameras out of the vehicle, however once I'm able to, I'll show scene videos on stream shortly after filming them.

Our radios (not scanners, those are listed below), are the XPR 7550e (portable), XPR 5550e (mobile), WAVE TLK-100 (broadband) radios. The XPR radios are business class UHF digital radios connected to a statewide radio repeater system. These radios are used to communicate with other stringers in the area. The WAVE TLK-100 is a broadband radio, which is used to communicate with those who aren't in the coverage area. These two systems are interconnected.

I currently use an RTL-SDR (software defined radio) as my primary scanner. These are external antennas connected to a dongle, into my laptop. These run through a program that monitors frequencies in the area. This is an actual scanner, and does not use feeds from the web. The program allows me to monitor multiple talkgroups, and listen to 2 at a time.

I do have a few handheld WS1040 scanners, as well as a BCD996P2 mobile scanner. These can monitor multiple talkgroups, but I can only hear one at a time per scanner, unlike the SDR.

These are all digital scanners. There are no important analog frequencies in the area, however I do have an analog scanner ready to go if I need it.

The following TalkGroups are programmed into (most) of the scanners. We scan a total of ~64 TalkGroups, on average there are 5-6 active at any given time.
- Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (All 6 Districts Primary & Secondary (12 total), both Data Inquiry, and both traffic).
- Marion County Fire and EMS (Fire Dispatch, Fire Dispatch Alt, Car-To-Car, Ops North, Ops South, Ops 1-20)
- Beech Grove (Fire Dispatch, Fire Control, Fire Ops 1-3)
- Beech Grove PD (Police Dispatch, Police Tac)
- State Police (D52 Dispatch, D52 Ops 1-3, D52 Multigroup, D51 Dispatch, D51 Ops 1-3)
- Bloomington Police (Dispatch, Ops 1-3)
- Anderson Police (Dispatch 1)
- Fishers Police (Dispatch)
- Fishers Fire (Main)

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