• 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.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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Anyone know what type of system this will be and who is the vendor?

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ETMC is converting its analog radio system to a Project-25 (P-25) system. According to hospital officials, P-25 is a manufacturing standard for digital, two-way communications devices. P-25 systems are used by the U.S. Justice Department, the Treasury Department and the Department of Defense.
http://www.athensreview.com/local/local_story_112125113.html
 

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ETMC lives and breathes Motorola. It will be a Motorola system with Motorola radios. Of course, any other manufacturer's radios will work on it, but not be allowed to be on it.
 

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What is the time-frame? I notice that Phase I is the conversion of Waco, McLennan County and several smaller towns now on VHF to TxWARN. When is this supposed to happen?
 

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fwradio said:
ETMC lives and breathes Motorola. It will be a Motorola system with Motorola radios. Of course, any other manufacturer's radios will work on it, but not be allowed to be on it.
Dallas/Fort Worth is also a Motorola enclave, even though everybody has their own system. It will remain staunchly Motorola.
 

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It's unfortunate. Hopefully some of the cities and counties will come around. The quality of other manufacturer's systems and radios have come a long way in the past few years. You can so much more bang for your buck and still get a quality system without being tied to the big (and hurting real bad) /\/\.
 
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