I definitely wouldn’t have that on the feed, perfect example of other departments going to encryptionLast year on the Friday before the Saturday Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, I was hearing VSP Tactical Team members in-transit up to Charlottesville chatting car-to-car on [Appomattox] TAC TEAM 3 (GID: 48 on STARS) in a mix of Clear and Secure. (one or two users were secure, the rest were unencrypted)
I guess that would make sense. I heard "Radio Test 123" a few days before and even during use of the channel. I was shocked to see that they didn't patch the audio through to one of the digital event channels.They must have been patching things from the interop frequencies then. VSP and the mutual aid law enforcement agencies were operating on one of the 700MHz interop tac's, with FIRE/EMS being on a separate one. A mobile repeated was set up presumably at the command post near JPJ. I image they had the interop/Charlottesville-Albemarle/STARS system all patched together. The interop frequencies being used were digital, so maybe that accounts for the poor audio quality on EVENT 3?