I am traveling to Santa Rosa beach later this week, does their current Type II system have coverage in that area? By the looks of the map I may be just on the fringe but are unsure. I have a feeling that they are going to follow Walton County and the surrounding areas with full-encryption.Bay County is moving to a new Phase 2 system. The System has been submitted. For now only testing for coverage.
I think the defunk area uses a single site motorola DMR system, but I'm pretty sure that would not be reachable down along the coast, and Motorola has not added CPS to my cart yet so wouldn't be able to listen. Haven't been on an amateur radio repeater in forever, maybe I should hop back on that trend when I go.As far in the analog system not sure how far you’ll get any signal at Walton / bay line. As in Walton slers only thing is open is f/r PD/so enc. I didn’t hear much on vhf/uhf when I go to defunk area.
So you are hearing comms in the clear? The earlier post about seeing multiple tgs but all encrypted had me kinda bummed. I hope be down there at the end of May.I think by 4/1 BCSO is switching over. I didn't hear much on the system just radio checks and testing and they are getting training on the new radios.
That might be the State System. County to County is different. Some counties in FL PD/SO is clear or some ENC. I think it depends on vendor and if they paid extra fee(s) for dispatch consoles to have ENC in them.Idk if you'll know this but is it a requirement in FL for law comms to go encrypted or just preference once moved to digital?
Ok just checking because here in NC, it's uncommon for encryption on the statewide system and there are few county/regional systems that have primary (non tac) channels encryptedThat might be the State System. County to County is different. Some counties in FL PD/SO is clear or some ENC. I think it depends on vendor and if they paid extra fee(s) for dispatch consoles to have ENC in them.