An email was sent to State Agencies that this was happening. The email was NOT marked as confidential.Where did you hear that from?
Shame if it happensAn email was sent to State Agencies that this was happening. The email was NOT marked as confidential.
But from the looks of it unless officers physically switch over from encryption mode to clear mode it looks like they might possibly be having encryption on all channels as the email stated to manually switch over when using the Command Channel and switch back when not so I'm not sure how this would effect other channels. So this might effectively render the entire system Encrypted.
In Sussex when a car in in enc mode s cmd tells them to switch there radio off encYeah. I don't think it will effect agencies who don't use Command on a regular basis but DSP definitely.
I mean some might forget and you might only hear half the conversation. I currently hear that some nights mainly weekends after a certain time. Dispatch goes Encrypted and I only hear half the conversation but in the morning it changes back.
So I don't know what will happen with other agencies I just know they said to manually turn on and off encryption so...
Since KENTCOM dispatches 16464 - SW DNREC, I am curious if that will be encrypted as well.I wonder if this will effect DNR Channels as well, They sometimes monitor / use DSP dispatch channels as well. Does anyone know their reasoning for deciding to go full time ENC?
As far as it was stated to State Agencies ONLY the Command Channels will be full time encrypted. that is N-CMD, K-CMD, and S-CMDSince KENTCOM dispatches 16464 - SW DNREC, I am curious if that will be encrypted as well.
Encryption does not need to be activated to talk to or listen to those channels as the radio decrypts it automatically with the chip installed.Thats what worries me. If other agencys are forced to have the ENC keys installed to monitor / interop with DSP, then why not use it too on their own talkgroups.
I get that, I'm wondering if other agencys even have the encryption codes in the radios at this time. If they do not then now they will need loaded. Once they are loaded in the other agency's radios how long until they start using it as well. Maybe they arnt using it now because no one has bothered to load the keys. Now that DSP is forcing it im worried about a snowball effect.Encryption does not need to be activated to talk to or listen to those channels as the radio decrypts it automatically with the chip installed.
However, As stated DSP is wanting ALL traffic over Command to use encryption. So if an agency is simply monitoring they don't need to have their encryption on.