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Old 02-25-2014, 9:13 PM
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CONYERS — Rockdale Fire and Rescue Chief Dan Morgan sent a clear signal Tuesday morning: the county’s upgraded public safety radio system is up and running.

Rockdale's new radio system up and running | Rockdale Citizen
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:04 PM
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Joe, what are they up and running on?
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I hear little in Rockdale, and none of Henry county! I'm only in Stone Mountain and should hear them. Is Rockdale on the freqs listed in RRDB ?
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Old 02-27-2014, 4:59 PM
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Motorola P25. Last time I checked with Unitrunker it was showing as a Phase 2 control channel but with Phase 1 talkgroups. The signal is very poor here but I could make out some of the traffic. Here's a poster with more info:

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Old 02-27-2014, 5:53 PM
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I think I can hear some of the P1 individual channels, but not the control channel.
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Did they say whether or not the system would be fully encrypted.....like several other systems we could mention ? Or did they keep their heads about themselves and severely limit the secrecy ?
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:03 PM
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Did you read the article above?
from the comments made by someone claiming to be a 40 year veteran of the Rockdale S.O and spearheading the project., the word "encryption so the bad guys can't hear us" was the mantra given in his comments.

The system is up, so once those with digital scanners in the coverage area can start reporting, it's anyone's guess as to what WILL be encrypted. My money says most all LE will be. But that is just MY opinion.
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Did you read the article above?
from the comments made by someone claiming to be a 40 year veteran of the Rockdale S.O and spearheading the project., the word "encryption so the bad guys can't hear us" was the mantra given in his comments.
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Technically....... The quote was "...the digital trunking is used so the bad guys can not hear our communications," it didn't specifically say encryption.

And technically it was some retired deputy (not specifically of Roackdale) of "35 years" that was doing the commenting and not the guy who spearheaded the project and was the crowning achievement of his 40 year career. Although..... seeing as how the above referenced quote says "...can not hear our communications," and another quote that said "...having our pay cut." If he was retired, wouldn't it say "their" and not "our" Something tells me that deputy may not be so retired after all. Just a sneaking suspicion.

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Living in RC and using a Uniden HomePatrol, you cannot hear anything but Conyers PD
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Old 04-09-2014, 4:56 PM
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hey, who is feeding Conyers? i noticed a feed went up couple months ago? sucks i cannot hear SO anymore
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If you enter some of the Simulcast frequencies in by themselves, you can here some fire and PD traffic. 852.650, 853.5750
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If you enter some of the Simulcast frequencies in by themselves, you can here some fire and PD traffic. 852.650, 853.5750
So my question is, is there any scanner out there that will hear them any longer or have the become like Henry County, and they are a closed system?

I have confirmed that the HP-1 will not receive Rockdale fire and I believe Conyers PD is also switching over with Rockdale fire.
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So my question is, is there any scanner out there that will hear them any longer or have the become like Henry County, and they are a closed system?

I have confirmed that the HP-1 will not receive Rockdale fire and I believe Conyers PD is also switching over with Rockdale fire.
I believe that you can hear some of the traffic on a digital scanner like the 996XT and x36 series, but it's sketchy. I have heard some fire and PD, but I also see the P25 come up with ENC (Encrypted) traffic. They have been re-banded on some channels, but the majority are probably encrypted.
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Try downloading all the freqs from RR database and you will find fire on the simulcast freqs.
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Try downloading all the freqs from RR database and you will find fire on the simulcast freqs.
I did that when I had the HP-1 and it was quiet. I am thinking they are encrypted now.
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I did that when I had the HP-1 and it was quiet. I am thinking they are encrypted now.
It's quiet a lot, but I hear clear transmission on 852.6500, 854.0875 (Conyers), 853.575 (Fire) other than that, nothing. I see the ENC traffic on the 852.6500 as well as clear traffic.
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It's quiet a lot, but I hear clear transmission on 852.6500, 854.0875 (Conyers), 853.575 (Fire) other than that, nothing. I see the ENC traffic on the 852.6500 as well as clear traffic.
Thanks, well I guess I don't think it would be a good idea to go and get a scanner just for this. Oh well, it use to be good but I guess it is better for them if the system is better than what they had before.
I hate being in the dark.
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Any digital-capable trunking scanner should receive Rockdale. Their control channel is 856.5375 with RCSO dispatch on TGID 1 and Fire/EMS Dispatch on TGID 100. The signal is so poor at my location I don't monitor it but I did today on my PRO-106 just to verify it can still be received in the clear.
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hey Chuck, just a FYI, you misspelled "STONE" Mountain...


never heard of Sone Mountain..... :P just thought id give you a heads up on that
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