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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Introduction to Operation 100 News

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Updates are occasionally provided outside of these hours. However, the regular hours are the only time that I am for sure monitoring my equipment.

Note: Hours are subject to change should a new media contracts arise or current media contract be expanded.

Believe it or not, Operation 100 News is the work of only one person. It all started with one 100 channel analog scanner back in 1996. At that time I only monitored Law Enforcement in Johnson County, along with Fire Departments and Med-Act of Johnson County. Today, Operation 100 News has six scanners, four of which are capable of monitoring Digital P25 Radio Systems, an outdoor, roof mounted antenna, and two dedicated computers. I have been tracking Johnson County since 1996 and Douglas County since 2002.

Operation 100 News has been around since 2003 as a dream of immediate public notification of unfolding emergency situations in your neighborhood, letting you know what is happening nearby to keep you and your family aware and safe. 

I currently monitor Police, Sheriff, Fire and Medical county-wide for Douglas and Johnson County.

Operation 100 News is a 100% free service to the General Public, with more than 50 hours dedicated to its operation each week by one person and funding is extremely tight. Currently funded by personal funds, occasional public donations and 
news media contracts. 

At first Operation 100 News called and notified other news media's news desks to unfolding situations and responded to incident scenes. After several failed attempts at cooperation with KC area media, this changed to a by contract only service for local media. Previous efforts were mainly one-sided with KC media outlets taking whatever information I could offer them, very few realizing the potential of what Operation 100 News could provide. Several news outlets within my coverage area have since contracted with me. Those outlets receive a phone call to their contact person when news breaks that they have contracted me to notify them of.

Operation 100 News never has and will never solicit anyone for any donations. This information has been made available after receiving requests from followers wanting to know how to donate to keep this going. If you wish to donate to help keep Operation 100 News an advertisement free service, the fastest, safest and easiest way of making a donation is through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal Account to be able to donate. You can use the Paypal Donate button on the right column of this page or this link, Make a donation using Paypal. If you wish to donate by another method, please email with "Donate" in the subject line.  

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