• 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

We lost another one : Town Of Babylon DPS

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Don57

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I have had The Town Of Babylon Dept. Of Public Safety (472.9625) , programmed into my scanners for as long as I can remember. Its not action packed listening but I've enjoyed listened for many years. Usually it's just things like the parks are locked , a car is locked in the marina after hours etc. This past Thursday I turn on my HP1 and was shocked to hear that they have gone encrypted. It's a shame that most of local government is taking every public service away from us. Its our money that pays for all this and we should be able to listen in. I can see a PD surveillance being encrypted but a department that patrols the parking lots of local parks ? This is getting way out of control. We can't listen to anything in Nassau County anymore and now it's working it's way out to Suffolk County.
 

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They are licensed for analog and DMR. They probably went DMR.
That's not the same as going encrypted. (Although DMR can be also encrypted.)
Unencrypted DMR can be monitored.
 
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436 or the trx1. Wait till many agencies move forward with voice on firstnet LTE when that day comes ways down road. A few are in the works ahead of time. It'll make the E and multi digital formats a moot rant.
 
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