Radio Reference and Broadcastify Streaming

This project came about in 2012 after we had a bad severe storm season in 2011. I noticed the traffic to the LEARA site during Skywarn was searching for ‘live audio.’ RR streaming, now Broadcastify couldn’t be a better platform for getting scanner audio out to the public. This due to the ability to listen free and availability and popularity of smartphone apps. I proposed to the Board of Trustees (of which I am a member) that I put our 2 meter repeaters online. We ended up publishing separate streams for our east .76 and west .88 repeaters. This so the receiver wouldn’t stop on a casual conversation on one repeater while a severe weather event was taking place on the other.

D-STAR Reflector 14 was put online because I joined the Ham Nation D-STAR After Show Net in 2014 and wanted to have that net online.

About the Platform

Radio Reference and Broadcastify are two websites that provide information about radio communication largely to scanner enthusiasts. Radio Reference includes a frequency database, trunked radio system information, and FCC license data. The wiki and forums are the place for public safety communication professionals and hobbyists to discuss radio communication, details of programming and operating radio communication equipment, and related information. Broadcastify hosts over 3,000 live audio broadcasts that include Police, Fire, EMS, Amateur Radio, and other associated communications. These feeds are provided for free and by volunteers using their own equipment and Internet connection.

My Feeds

LEARA’s 146.880 repeater

NARRI’s D-STAR Reflector 14

Equipment Used


ICOM IC-25A. The receiver is in carrier squelch.
Homebrew antenna at about 25 ft.

Reflector 14

Internet Labs Digital Voice Dongle (DV DNGL)
Virtual Audio Cable (audio routing)


DELL Inspiron 8100
Windows 7

Ham radio and tech.