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Meca Digital System 1-(may 27.2008)

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MECA System 1 Digital talkgroups for IMPD, EMS, Fire, will not be going to the new system until Tuesday May 27.2008 after the 500 parade is over.This came from a direct source and was heard Weds.night 4-30-08.After May 27,2008 they will be on the new Digitial system.
 

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Indianapolis MECA info needed

Hello,

I am in the process of buying a Uniden BCD966T (and later the handheld version) to monitor the new Indianapolis MECA P25 system. I received the following information at work:

Subject: Re: MECA going Digital - Critical Update

The following are scheduled target dates/times for agency cutovers:
April 22 - Beech Grove FD/PD
April 24 - Speedway FD/PD
April 25 - Lawrence FD/PD. Transition old System 2 frequencies to P25 systems.
May 05 - 0800 - IMPD Northwest District
May 05 - 1000 - IMPD North District
May 05 - 1200 - IMPD Northeast District
May 05 - 1400 - IMPD Southeast District
May 05 - 1600 - IMPD Southwest District
May 05 - 1800 - IMPD Central District
May 06 - Marion County Sheriff
May 07 - 0900 - Indianapolis/Marion County Fire
May 12 - Animal Control, Airport FD/PD, Marion County EMA, Colleges
May 13 - Transition old System 1 frequencies to P25 systems.
May 14 - Cutover Complete

I have since found the cutover is still in the process, with some delays. My question is, is the new P25 system going to be scrambled or encrypted? I don't want to invest $500-1,000 in new radios if all I can hear is tow trucks and taxis. I don't know where I can go to get this information. Does anybody know? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all,

Dustman
 

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encryption equipment? What do you make of this?

Hello again,

I thought I might add that I found a site online that puts forth a quantity purchase agreement for the state of Indiana for radios and accessories, with many references to encryption equipment, and an encryption keyloader for over $3,000. Could this be for the new MECA P25 system? http://indiana.gov/idoa/proc/QPA/10019.pdf
What do you make of it?

Thanks,

Dustman
 

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dustman said:
Hello again,

I thought I might add that I found a site online that puts forth a quantity purchase agreement for the state of Indiana for radios and accessories, with many references to encryption equipment, and an encryption keyloader for over $3,000. Could this be for the new MECA P25 system? http://indiana.gov/idoa/proc/QPA/10019.pdf
What do you make of it?

Thanks,
Dustman
The State of Indiana and Indianapolis are two separate entities. So as far as I know not related. Now MECA is not currently encrypted. I don't know if they will have the capability now or in the future. If you want to listen, you can with a digital scanner.

Could that change, yes, and it could change for Safe-T which is the State of Indiana's system. But currently you can listen to either one with a digital scanner.
 

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W9NES said:
MECA System 1 Digital talkgroups for IMPD, EMS, Fire, will not be going to the new system until Tuesday May 27.2008 after the 500 parade is over.This came from a direct source and was heard Weds.night 4-30-08.After May 27,2008 they will be on the new Digitial system.

Why did you create a new thread? This was already posted in the MECA thread..Where it belongs..
 
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