Help does anyone know what 460.5250 is used for in Monroe County. I found it today very active P-25 encrypted. I checked my copy of Police Call 2002 edition and it is listed for Monroe County police ? Thanks
I heard a radio tech talking in the clear today on 460.525. I could only hear one side of conversation in the clear whoever he was talking to was encrypted P-25 traffic. The in the clear traffic was P-25. This may be the start of testing for the digital P-25 system that Monroe County is switching to in 2007.
I have noticed on some of the newer digital channels in the Albany area that the users seem to put their radios into encrypted mode accidentally, so a lot of conversations are half encrypted and half clear. One of the techs might have done this when you were listening.
What you were hearing was likely "The Hill" - AKA Radio Center, AKA Monroe County Public Safety Communications. They're the organization that maintains the comms infrastructure for the County agencies. They have their own radio freqs, and I believe that may be one of them. They have the ability to run clear, encrypted, and IMBE on those freqs.
Last I knew, the Haz Mat team ran encrypted on VHF. That was a while ago, so I could be wrong.
Also, last I knew, they were going to reuse the existing frequencies for the new digital radio system. It should just be a matter of installing the new mobile and portable units and 'flipping the switch' as the existing repeater infrastructure already has the ability to support digital comms.