Category Archives: Article

Dispatchers Take Heat as the ‘First First Responders,’ So this Week, Show Them Some Love

The woman’s screams were terrifying. The anguished wails were all that Anaheim PD Dispatcher Heather Champlin heard when she took the 911 call. Hamplin wondered if the woman had been violently attacked. Since she had called from a landline, the … Continue reading

Posted in Article | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

IndyCar Drivers Put Their Skills to Test at LAPD Training Facility

  Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are used to sharing race feedback with their team engineers, but Wednesday they worked together with the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss police pursuits and driving techniques. Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and four-time … Continue reading

Posted in Article | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Article | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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  

Posted in Article | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Article | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Article | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Article | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Article | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Article, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Article | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment