• 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

Marin Emergency Radio Authority P25

franks_ham

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When I spoke to the fire guys at the county fair last year, they had new APX's and were in the process of getting things setup then...This will be fun to see.

Regards,

-Frank C.
 
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Last update I saw was that site development was quite a ways out (try 2020), with the system being ready for use sometime in 2021. As their XTS radios crap out, agencies have been replacing them with dual band APX radios so that they will work on the current (T-band) and next gen (700 MHz) systems.

I have the 700 MHz frequencies in my scanner and will update the DB as soon as I hear something.
 
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We were shipped our fire service 'dual band' (700 Mhz/155 MHz) APX portables last fall, but they will stay packed up for at least a few years. Our three BCs each got a 'tri band' APX, with UHF-T enabled, so they can use them now. The APX is an SDR unit, and each additional band's 'ransomware' costs a bundle. The latest timeframe for NextGen MERA full operation is 2023, with a possibility of 2022.
 

MtnBiker2005

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