Originally Posted by h8tdigitalradio
I hope so. It would have to come directly from Dispatcher Console.
On another note, DSP was looking for a Shooting Suspect from MD this week that crashed after a pursuit on Old Baltimore Pike and 896. They used SW-PMA and N-PMA, in the CLEAR. I wonder why? Maybe they were looking for some assistance? Some units without encryption capability? Usually, the PMA TGs are encrypted.
To be clear, I am not against encryption. It has it's place, just not on routine dispatches.
Probably because Cecil County Sheriff was assisting, and if DSP was encrypted and trying to talk with them Cecil probably wouldn't hear them, probably similar to the DC incident where MPD was encrpyted and one of the helo's couldn't talk with them because of encryption.