• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

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  1. BoxAlarm187

    Denver (CO) Fire to encrypt all tactical channels

    From the Denver Post on February 27, 2019: "Following the lead of Denver police, radio traffic from the Denver Fire Department will no longer be accessible to the public starting next month, though one automated dispatch channel will remain open." Read more: Denver Fire Department to encrypt...
  2. K

    P25 Link Level Encryption

    One of well known security flaws (if you'll call it that) is the ability to monitor talkgroup/user IDs even on encrypted systems. As the article quoted states, Link Level Encryption is in the works. (http://www.project25.org/images/stories/ptig/P25_Standards_Updates/TR8_2016_summary_6.09.16.pdf)...
  3. WX9RLT

    Police Radio Encryption Info

    Thought I would share this about the police radio encryption ~ *URL Deleted* EDITORIAL: Police Radio Encryption & Public’s Trust In The Police At An All Time Low With Crime Skyrocketing. | Rockford Scanner
  4. WX9RLT

    Pros & Cons of Digital vs Analog

    Can you provide information on the Pros and Cons of Digital vs Analog Basically the range, reliability, safety for 1st responders, etc... I am trying to research this topic, and thought I would post this in hopes to get some answers from people who know scanners/radios :) Thanks in advance
  5. matty909

    are you having problems scanning pomona police?

    To all that monitor pomona police: No your scanner is not having problems, pomona is using their orange (encrypted) channel as their temporary dispatch until all the radio are programmed because sadly blue 1 is becoming encrypted as we speak. The process should be finished some time this month...
  6. WX9RLT

    Rockford Police Going Fully Encrypted

    Rockford Police Going Fully Encrypted~ Rockford Police Going Fully Encrypted | | Rockford Scanner .
  7. F

    WPAFB Encrypted?

    I recently purchased a BCD536 HP and plugged in the WPAFB system. Is this now an encrypted system for Fire and Law talkgroups? I'm only hearing the miscellaneous talkgroups like base operations and the Air Force Museum. I live in Huber Heights and used to monitor them before they went digital...
  8. rananthony04

    Claremont PD Tac Encrypted

    As the title of this post suggests, Claremont PD's tac channel [506.3000] is encrypted. I did a quick search here and could not find any mention of it. I will submit a DB request as well (It's listed as P25 only).
  9. K

    Buckeye PD ch 1 on White Tanks IR - encrypted

    I just ran across TG 4201 on the White Tanks IR. That's Buckeye PD Ch 1, and it's encrypted. I can't receive Simulcast J here at home. Can anyone comment on whether they're using encryption on J as well? John Peoria
  10. S

    P25 Encryption

    I have noticed a lot of agencies in my area going to P25 Encryption. Is there any way to monitor these, or decrypt the communications? I don't know too much about Encryption, and am trying to learn more on how it works. Thanks in advance! Jeff
  11. mcjones2013

    173.45 $167 Encrypted Downtown Sacramento

    At around 3:10pm today I was scanning the Federal VHF and UHF ranges (1/27/2015) and I received and am still receiving encrypted traffic on 173.4500 with a NAC of $167. Based on that NAC I'm going to assume it's FBI traffic of some sort, but I could be wrong. I'll keep on monitoring it and see...
  12. D

    What is everything I need to know about programing radios?

    So I was looking at getting about 10 Motorola CP200. I am completely new to radio technology I have no idea what some people mean by programing it and so on. I would like these radios to be on one channel that only I and me team can get to. So no outside transmission and I don't want anyone...
  13. M

    Just Digital or Digital Encrypted. Sound Samples Attached

    Looks like "they" upgraded their equipment. I have a BCT15X analog scanner. I know they went digital, I just don't know if it is encrypted also. I would like to know this before I waste my time upgrading to a digital scanner and finding out it's encrypted as well. Sound samples are attached...
  14. H

    Anolog question

    I know everything is going to StarCom low band and fast. I can't or should say I am having a very hard time keeping up! First off I picked up an old hobby. I did this when I was a kid and loved it. I'm in my late 30's married and probably why I am picking up a hobby again! (reason to rebuild...
  15. O

    New News For Toronto Project 25

    Hi everyone, I had the opportunity to speak with a worker for the Toronto Police's Information Technology Unit today. The two person unit showed up in a marked police vehicle with the marker "ITU04." They were setting up the handheld units for the P25 system at the marine police station down on...
  16. D

    Terrebonne Sheriff and Houma PD encrypted?

    So, couple days ago I was listening to my HP as usual, and all of a sudden both TPSO and Houma PD went silent. While Lafourche sheriff, Troop C still work fine, all my HP-1 catches is a tag with no transmission and scanner then moves on . locking onto the channel - dead silence, unless a car...
  17. S

    Anchorage Tac3 Tac4 not recieving

    Hello, does anyone know of the current project 25 system in Anchorage is encrypted? Has anyone been able to obtain the tac3 and tac4 chatter? I am only able to get the initial call out on old system.
  18. G

    Williamson County Encryption

    I have learned from reliable sources that fire departments and EMS in Williamson County will be going back to unencrypted operation by the end of the year. Georgetown Fire will be a holdout, remaining encrypted, and Round Rock is still undecided, but the rest will be going back to unencrypted...
  19. murrayustud

    Lee County going digital encrypted?

    I was listening to some amateur radio guys talking today and one said next year all Lee County radio traffic will be digital and encrypted...first I've heard of this & since a lot of what I hear on ham repeaters is myths, I figured I'd post here to find out the real deal...