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MY BCD436HP is very quiet in Arlington VA

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Dec 7, 2003
I'm visiting Arlington VA and my 436hp is very quiet. Is this what encryption feels like?
Feb 15, 2007
Alexandria, VA
Barely any encryption on the local county systems here. Mostly admin & ERT stuff. Most Public safety units have MDTs (laptops) that communicate most of their information to keep radios clear for important/time sensitive comms. Plus, arlington isnt exactly the crime capital of the world, so there is alot of dead air. You should be able to pick up DC & possibly PG from there. That should keep your speaker busy. Enjoy your stay.
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