(Ha)rrisonburg / (Ro)ckingham / (Pa)ge

Trunked Radio System Scanner

Server URL: https://scanner.haropascanner.com/ (Copy & Paste this to the app)

Online scanner for the Rockingham / Harrisonburg / Page P25 trunked radio system. This web page serves as the information page for this service. This service is Not an official source, but simply a radio enthusiast who likes to listen from his phone. The entire system is monitored using an (Airspy R2 no longer used, replaced) SDRPlay RSP1A SDR (Wikipedia page), with a computer running SDRTrunk software. The audio is uploaded to Broadcastify Calls, several Broadcastify Feeds, as well as a self-hosted Rdio-Scanner server. Further detail on each method of listening below.

First time? Read this.

First, you need to understand one thing about this Harris radio system regarding dynamically patched talkgroups. A talkgroup, (or TG) is what you might know as a 'channel', like RFR Tac 1, Ops 1, HFD 1, etc. Typically, whenever a unit or ECC makes a radio transmission, it is on a stand alone TG. However, there frequent instances where a radio transmission is broadcast on more than one TG, which creates the lamentable patched TG. Examples include:

When a patch such as this is created, it is broadcast on the radio system using one of 200 TG id's between 65100-65299.  The assignment rotates on a time basis, but is not always sequential, and there does not seem to be a strict time schedule. The P25 radios registered to the system on one of the TG id's that are patched can decode the patch and plays the audio (the radio user has no indication that there is a patch). SDRTrunk cannot decode this, and hence the audio is played as if coming from the TG ID of the patch. Hence, you must be listening to these 200 TG id's or you will likely miss critical radio traffic intended for one of the TG you are trying to monitor. Any reference to 'Patched TG' or 'F/R Patched TG' is referring to these 200 TG ID's.

How to Listen