Would like to be notified on the Scan Macoupin facebook when
there is a serious crime happening.
incidents are happening and I am monitoring the radio I post
them on the facebook page. I do have a job, family, and things
to do just like everybody else, so I do not always get ALL the
different things happening. This is when my listeners come in
handy because 70% of the time someone is listening and someone
knows, so post it on the facebook page :).
Could you post Macoupin 10 most wanted criminals?
as the 10 most wanted, Illinois State Police is the only
resource I found with the listings for most wanted in our area.
is the list the ISP maintains I do not believe Macoupin County
distributes a list. I am not sure when it gets updates so
currently its not something I plan on posting.
Could you include more law definitions, law history facts,
county courthouse news?
get some law definitions and the ones I have done you can find
on the Scan Macoupin's facebook under notes on the top of the
page. For the courthouse news you can goto
search "Court house news" up on the top right corner.
Could you provide location of accidents (traffic)?
if I am listening to the radio and I hear the call I can post
the location of accidents. More times then not I do not hear the
call and find out at a later time about them. So if I do catch
the call I will post details.
Can you post any calls having to do with Carlinville fire
scanner monitors ALL 9-1-1 traffic from northern to southern
Macoupin County. So when a 9-1-1 call comes in and is paged out,
it is over one frequency and this frequency is scanned. You can
tell its a
frequency by all the high and low pitched tones. If I am
monitoring the radio I will post some 9-1-1 calls on the
Can you post more pictures of town fire departments cops
One problem I have is I cannot goto every fire department and
police departments asking for pictures, I am not sure they would
like that. So the shots I do get I take when I see them out of
the sheds or parked somewhere. I am always looking for pictures
and anyone can submit pictures to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Radar graphs are great
graphs are great but the problem with posting weather on Scan
Macoupin is its such a diverse group of people that use it. Some
could be from Chicago or maybe even a different country so I
limit weather information. For local weather information, you
can always goto your local National Weather Service website or
for more personal pages goto
Seems to be frequently unoperational?
I am a
one man show. I update the websites, keep the scanners running,
use computers and laptops for streams, etc. So when one thing
goes down it tends to bring the rest down to. I have have
problems with bad audio cables or power cords dying on me. Could
be something every day but I try my best to keep it up 24/7. If
it is down when your wanting to hear it give it some time and
try it again, a lot of times the computer updated, or the router
Maybe an emergence tone if needed?
There is no way possible for this request. The only thing I can
say is have facebook notification on your phone so when I post
something you get a message saying something has been posted on
the facebook page. Using a tone would be illegal because I am
not any business and what I do is strictly a hobby and nothing
Sometimes I cannot pick up anything at all. Not sure if it is my
phone though but even if I go on the website it is silent.
cannot listen to the feed on the website with a phone, you have
to have some sort of app to use your phone. The scanner is not
always active. We don't have much problems like a larger county
would have so its just not as active. Give it time and you will
talking. It may be a 9-1-1 call it maybe a sheriff starting his
duty. You never know until you listen. Also, if its quiet for
some time and you hear a buzz, that's normal that buzz comes
from the audio cable from the scanner to the computer and is
perfectly fine. You have any issues please let me know!
If possible a feed into the towns scanners so during fires and
ems we could listen?
Macoupin County monitors ALL public safety throughout Macoupin
County. For ALL local law enforcement they use one frequency and
it is on the feed. Also for ems and fire departments they are
ALL pages out on one frequency that frequency is on the feed.
What are the chances of starting a. Madison county feed?
Chances of ME starting one are slim. I do have friends that
provide feed for Madison County. Goto
click the county you would like to listen to. Now time for
little background. At my location I am between Montgomery and
Macoupin County so I can pick up both counties frequency quit
well because I am close to the towers. For Madison County its a
long stretch for me to pick up frequencies down there. If
someone was in Southwestern Macoupin County Madison County would
come in clear, but not where this