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Don't know if this is public information at this point, but does anyone know how the city plans to handle encryption on the new radio system? My old town down in Texas decided to encrypt all of their police and fire channels a decade ago. I doubt we'd see a complete encryption in Norman with the fire channels, but I do wonder about PD - since both departments operate with surrounding agencies regularly (like today when the county had a K9 at the shooting/manhunt at Lindsay/McGee). I can't help but think that encrypting even basic dispatch would cause a hassle with multi-agency incidents.
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Don't know if this is public information at this point, but does anyone know how the city plans to handle encryption on the new radio system? My old town down in Texas decided to encrypt all of their police and fire channels a decade ago. I doubt we'd see a complete encryption in Norman with the fire channels, but I do wonder about PD - since both departments operate with surrounding agencies regularly (like today when the county had a K9 at the shooting/manhunt at Lindsay/McGee). I can't help but think that encrypting even basic dispatch would cause a hassle with multi-agency incidents.
I can't imagine they won't flip the switch. To me, the only question is whether or not fire goes too. It's Norman. They don't like the citizens knowing what's going on. Besides, we're a big and important target for the terraists - can't be too careful. What's that? NYPD is in the clear? Well, still, we're Norman.

I have been running my radio in "discovery" modes since I first noticed the system seemed to be up. I didn't think to run it in that mode the only day I heard traffic (see above). I've heard/seen nothing since, though the system is clearly up.
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I can't imagine they won't flip the switch. To me, the only question is whether or not fire goes too. It's Norman. They don't like the citizens knowing what's going on. Besides, we're a big and important target for the terraists - can't be too careful. What's that? NYPD is in the clear? Well, still, we're Norman.

I have been running my radio in "discovery" modes since I first noticed the system seemed to be up. I didn't think to run it in that mode the only day I heard traffic (see above). I've heard/seen nothing since, though the system is clearly up.
The bits and pieces I've heard from various folks on the 'fire' side are that they aren't anticipating encryption, but obviously, those are just rumors. I really can't imagine they'd encrypt the dispatch and fireground channels with the amount of mutual aid we deal with in the county. (Need I remind anyone that Moore is in Cleveland county and that they're overdue for their every 4-6 year violent tornado?). Travis King (Norman's Fire Chief) has been making much-needed improvements over the last several years and that includes improving mutual aid relations. God knows that departments like Lexington, Slaughterville, and Cedar Country can't afford to purchase 'fancy radios'. Little Axe FD is part of the new radio system.

Like you said though, it is Norman and the politicians do like to do stupid things. Luckily we have a few thousand folks in an online 'county' scanner group that would raise one big ruckus if that happened.

On a separate note, the current Cleveland County Fire feed on Broadcastify is going to have to be replaced as the current operator doesn't have the necessary equipment to keep running it with the new radio system (so I've interpreted from an email conversation). It's actually been running nothing but static for several weeks now. Once I get some money saved up I'm hoping to buy another Phase 2 scanner. I've already got the computer, UPS, and the necessary internet contingencies to provide a feed. I have my own scanner, but I miss having the ability to listen to archived traffic.
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I have been running my radio in "discovery" modes since I first noticed the system seemed to be up. I didn't think to run it in that mode the only day I heard traffic (see above). I've heard/seen nothing since, though the system is clearly up.

Only TGs that have shown up so far are 64051 (many times) and 64053 (like, twice). All testing testing 1,2,3 stuff.
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Only TGs that have shown up so far are 64051 (many times) and 64053 (like, twice).
Those look like Harris acceptance testing talkgroups
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Those look like Harris acceptance testing talkgroups
Given who is building the system and what the traffic sounded like, that certainly fits.

I guess I need to add this system to my scan list rather than sitting on "discovery". There is a home football game yesterday (I think they are playing the team from that charming little technical school up in Stillwater) so if there is going to be any "battle testing" tomorrow would be a good day.

That's probably pre-mature - I don't even know if all the towers are in service.
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