Category Archives: SCMA

SCMA Meeting May 10th — Guest Speaker Announcement

    The SCMA Meeting on May 10th will feature a very special guest speaker. Retired Chief Scott Edson, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, will speak on the following: An introduction to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD); The current analog … Continue reading

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SCMA Member Captures Pursuit Aftermath

SCMA member David Leon (KF6MBC, LA-154) was able to capture the aftermath of a long lasting pursuit across 2 counties. David heard the conversation on our club repeater and decided to swing by the termination of the vehicle pursuit on … Continue reading

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KCRW Studio Tour – June 2015

SCMA member Steve Herbert (LA-187, K6CRW) led fellow members on a tour of his workplace, radio station KCRW. Steve has worked here for 35 years and is the chief engineer for the station. Members were shown all areas of the station … Continue reading

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SCMA Member Photos of Van Nuys Barricaded Suspect

An SCMA member who shall remain anonymous sent in the following photos of the perimeter formed around a Van Nuys neighborhood. Officers received reports of a man with a gun. When they arrived they were greeted with a possible 5150 … Continue reading

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LAFD Rescues Family of Four and Pet Dog

Los Angeles Firefighters dramatically rescued a family and their pet dog from fierce flames, when fire erupted after business hours Wednesday evening in an automotive upholstery business, where the family apparently resided. The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at … Continue reading

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L.A. Times Article on CHP Vehicles

  For three decades, the California Highway Patrol has used the Ford Crown Victoria sedan as its primary patrol vehicle. In 2013, the CHP switched to Ford’s Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility. The “PUV” sports new safety and handling features and … Continue reading

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The 2014 SCMA Christmas Party

On the evening of December 10th we held our annual Christmas party. We had a pretty decent turn out and everyone I spoke with had an excellent time. This year we had some great raffle prizes. Some of the great … Continue reading

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SCMA Presentation by Wayne Smith, Ph.D.

At our July meeting, club member Wayne Smith, Ph.D. (N6LHV) gave a talk about Software Defined Radios. Wayne demonstrated how a $25 USB dongle designed to receive digital TV broadcasts can be used as an inexpensive SDR and spectrum analyzer. Professor … Continue reading

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SCMA Guest Speaker – LAFD Deputy Chief Rueda

The Southern California Monitoring Association was honored to have Deputy Chief Mario Rueda with the LAFD as our guest speaker during June’s monthly meeting.  Deputy Chief Rueda has been serving the city of Los Angeles since 1980. He spoke in detail … Continue reading

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SCMA Tour of KCBS/KCAL TV News

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, members of the SCMA were invited to tour the news operation of television stations KCBS/KCAL at the CBS television facility in Studio City. KCBS/KCAL News Assignment Manager Mark Liu acted as our “tour guide” and … Continue reading

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