• 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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IAFC Digital Audio Report Due this Summer

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Testing to determine how digital networks audio quality is affected in high-noise firefighting scenarios is complete, although a full report with the results will not be released until this summer. Although the actual data is not yet available, the findings confirm what firefighters have known for several months: Some current digital systems have problems in loud-noise environments.

http://mccmag.com/onlyonline.cfm?OnlyOnlineID=41
 
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Interesting mention of the testing process. They tested "baseline" (read: Motorola) Project 25 Vocoder against "enhanced" (read: EF Johnson) Project 25 Vocoder available in some (again... EF Johnson) radios.
 

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Very interseting study, goes to point some interseting facts. So, the choice comes down to full Enahanced P25 or 25 mhz analog, I know which one I'll take.
 
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