My kid just graduated from the fire academy and I'd like to monitor his station calls. I used to own the Uniden bcd396xt but have since sold it. There are no active scanner channels on my Scanner app and whoever had Rural Metro running, has since taken it down. Before I go out and buy the most affordable scanner to monitor Project 25 Phase II, I wanted to know if their freqs are encrypted. When I used to monitor them a few years ago, I typically only heard dispatch and rarely (if ever) heard them talking on their tac channels. I didn't know if it was my antenna limitations or that they just didn't key in much. I'm on Rural Metro's Twitter which does send out alerts but it's for all the stations and I'm not sure they send tweets out for every call. Thanks for any replies.