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Marines to Get Smart Phones to Call In Fire Support

This fiscal year Marines will receive smart phones that make calling for fire support easier, quicker and more accurate.   The Target Handoff System Version 2 is a portable system designed for use by dismounted Marines to locate targets, pinpoint … Continue reading

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Why You Should Not Park Next to a Fire Hydrant

Firefighters were forced to smash the windows of a car illegally parked next to a fire hydrant in Nebraska. Chuck Henry reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Firefighters-Smash-Car-Windows-Pull-Hose-Through-Illegally-Parked-Car_Los-Angeles-407537666.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_LABrand  

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NFL Investigating Giants for Using Two-Way Radio During Game Against Cowboys

The NFL is investigating the Giants’ potentially rule-breaking use of a two-way radio during the team’s recent 10-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The use of a two-way radio by a coach during a game is strictly against league rules, … Continue reading

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LAPD Stuffs a Chopper with Toys for Christmas

The LAPD responds to a challenge by the New South Wales Police Department to stuff a chopper with toys for kids this Christmas. Watch Chief Charlie Beck challenge the LA County Sheriff Department to do the same. #LAPD: @nswpolice #StuffYourChopper … Continue reading

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L.A.’s Effort to Equip Officers With Body Cameras Stalls

From a Los Angeles Times article by Kate Mather and David Zahniser: Los Angeles’ much-touted plan to equip thousands of police officers with body cameras has stalled amid controversy at City Hall over the program’s price tag and whether the Police … Continue reading

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SCMA Member Captures USAF C-17 Leaving Los Angeles

SCMA member and frequent photo contributor Chester Brown (LA-203, K6CRB) took this photograph of a U.S. Air Force C-17 taking off from Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport. The aircraft was in town in support of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to … Continue reading

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LASD SEB Recovers Wreckage of 1 Plane and Remains of 2 Victims from Downed Aircraft

On Sunday, February 07, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m., members of the Special Enforcement Bureau – Tactical Dive Team with the assistance of the Los Angeles Port Police, the Long Beach Police Department and L.A. County Lifeguards, recovered wreckage of … Continue reading

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Introduction to HF Digital Modes – WEFAX

Most of the time we at the SCMA tend to focus on VHF and UHF communications, but have you always wondered what other types of radio communications there are? Well, the next few articles I write will cover High Frequency … Continue reading

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HAMCON 2015 Photos

SCMA member Glen Rothstein (LA-145, KK6OTP) was kind enough to provide his photographs of HAMCON 2015. HAMCON (also known as the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention) was held this year on September 11-13th in the City Of Torrance. The convention featured displays from … Continue reading

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Adam 12’s Martin Milner LAPD End-of-Watch Broadcast

The LAPD End-of-Watch Broadcast for Adam 12 actor Martin Milner (Officer Pete Maloy). This broadcast was recorded by Shaaron Claridge (now Shaaron Snead), the original voice of the dispatcher on Adam 12.  

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