If you have a GRE or a Radio Shack scanner, the transmissions that are garbled are probably encrypted and can't be received. Look at the database Idaho Cooperative Agencies Wireless Interoperable Network (ICAWIN) Trunking System, Statewide, Idaho - Scanner FrequenciesI am new to the digital trunking p 25 I live in Ada county and having a problem programming my scanner to where the radio transmissions is not all garboled
If you have a GRE or a Radio Shack scanner, the transmissions that are garbled are probably encrypted and can't be received. Look at the database Idaho Cooperative Agencies Wireless Interoperable Network (ICAWIN) Trunking System, Statewide, Idaho - Scanner Frequencies
If the mode for the TG is listed as E, then it is encrypted. As you will notice most of the Boise area Law Enforcement TGs are encrypted.
Yup, Looks like the only thing your gonna get in Ada County is the Fire dept. and some air transmissions. Looks like the police dispatch is digital but the rest is encrypted. Your out of luck if you want to listen to the cops in Ada county. It's funny because Ada county is as boring as Athol Idaho. Wonder why they are encrypted. Must of had alot of extra money to spend on the system, or there was one hell of a good radio systems salesman in town that day.
Ada county is a simulcast system where all sites transmit the same thing essentially simultaneously on the same frequency. Each site is licensed for all 18 system frequencies. And since it is a trunked system, any of those 18 frequencies, except the control channel, can be used as selected by the system controller. Multiple transmissions can occur at the same time on different frequencies and transmitted over all sites at essentially the same time.I think the reason why we no longer can hear Ada County Sheriff and Boise City Police is because new Ada County simulcast sites listed below. I think the provider of the feed doesn't have the scanner configured properly, otherwise the news media wouldn't be able to hear the radio traffic.
Ada county has a pending FCC application to add three additional simulcast located at
BOISE, ID ADA County
10769 W STATE ST
STAR, ID ADA County
200 W FRONT ST
BOISE, ID ADA County