It is possible to listen to dispatch, have a buddy of mine in tilbury and he can pick up dispatch on his,you need to have a digital scanner, He has the PSR-600, if u already have a digital scanner this has info and freq..The frequency listed is the ONLY frequency that can be monitored, police has moved onto the EDACS system run by Thames Communications, but all of those talkgroups can not be monitored by any scanner. One key to the Car-to-Car frequency - the closer you are to Headquarters or a cruiser, the better the reception.
You can only hear CK Common and Provincial Common (patch to 142.77) on that system, and those talkgroups are used very infrequently, as for the Car-to-Car frequency dispatch in on there also.
If he was listening on a scanner, it was OPP or Windsor police. As I mentioned above, CKPS is not scannable by any scanner currently on the market. As was also mentioned, a programmed system radio may do the trick, but that's another whole can of worms.hmmm dunno what he or how he does it ,i do know he does do some network and programming stuff not sure as to where or what kind but i recall while i was over at his house,that it was CKPS i think at least unless someone else responds to domestic durstbance and trouble unknown? I guess it could've been the OPP but i am almost certain it was CKPS...Next time i see him i'll ask him
This is true.... I shouldn't say there was no way he could be listening to CKPS with a scanner... this way works under the right conditions. I live about a half KM from an OPP detachment and get great reception on their VR channels using an old 16 channel scanner from Ebay. Who needs a $500 digital radio? Well, I've got one of those too, but that's besides the point!It is possible to pick up 866.2500 if your near the middle of Tilbury, I pick them up evry time I pass through the Queen St./Main St. intersection. If your friend lives near the Police Detachment, its possible he is hearing CKPS, and since there are simplex repeaters in the cars, that is how he's hearing both sides of the conversation (btw... those repeaters stay on for 2 hours after the car is turned off!!).
"This wouldn't work for London however - they are also encrypted."
How could you possibly know that !
I thought so, I've been @ work near the auto mall all weekend and I hear them all the time, comes in kind of weak because of all the cement and steel in the building. But I love it when they sit in the dealership lots, comes in loud and clear.Asked my buddy and yes he is close to the middle of town,and yes it was CKPS, like you guys sd it is the repeater he picks up, he was saying beings tibby is a small town ,when a patrol car comers into town, pretty much covers the whole city as for reception from a scanner...