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Assuming I have a radio with the encryption hardware/software/firmware installed is it possible to monitor an encrypted smartzone type II radio system? I am unsure if these radios use security keys like the MotoTRBO radios do??
 

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You would need the exact key loaded into the radio which won't happen unless the system administrators put it into it.
 

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and its illegal too
Only if you're unauthorized, and it's bloody hard for unauth people to get encryption keys... though if you're authorized to have an encryption key, you've probably got authority to have a subscriber with a valid ID and don't need no-aff scan, so this whole thread is probably a bit of a moot point.
 
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Only if you're unauthorized, and it's bloody hard for unauth people to get encryption keys... though if you're authorized to have an encryption key, you've probably got authority to have a subscriber with a valid ID and don't need no-aff scan, so this whole thread is probably a bit of a moot point.
Maybe he got the hookup?

Like the southflorida tow operators who got hooked up when dade was using encryption for a little while although they got busted along with the officer.

Being illegal does not make it technically impossible. Where there is enough money and incentive things happen.
 

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To answer the original question, yes, it does work, assuming you legitimately have the correct secure key.

Larry
 
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