Encrypting in TN?

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I keep hearing some large cities have or are encrypting their freqs. Any word about that coming anywhere toward the Nashville area?
 

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Just give it time, I am sure it will happen. It seems to be the trend for agencies to start using it because it makes them feel safer being no one can hear what they are doing.
 

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So far Nashville and Memphis/Shelby County are in the clear. Franklin too. Rumor has it that when Nashville upgrades to the 9600 baud system that all the secondary talk around channels (I refer to them as the bs channels) will be encrypted but they will leave the dispatch channels in the clear. Of course that remains to be seen. Currently in Metro most of the tactical/sensitive TGIDs are already encrypted. But hey, you live in Smyrna so I'm pretty sure they will be ok for you for a long time to come.
 

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Probably safer than you think, Joe. Rutherford Co. (who actually services me, since I am really in the county) and Murfreesboro city are still using the conventional 450-460MHz range freqs. Smyrna is analog Trucked and La Vergne, for some reason, is using Digital space on Nashville's system. I don't know why Smyrna went to a Trunked system, which they did 8-10 years ago or so, because, even now, they have maybe 8 transmissions an hour! I'm not sure THAT is even enough to be considered light traffic. lol
 
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Yeah LaVergne has more traffic volume amount from what I can tell. And that's what I meant, with Smyrna being analog I don't think they'd be going encrypted any time soon. A friend of mine said he heard somewhere that the 'Boro was looking at at another radio system to upgrade theirs and my first thought was oh crap MotoTRBO. But so far no change, which is good. I also notice Smyrna's system volume is very low. I have to turn my radio up when I listen to it. Which stinks because my mobile GRE PSR600 has Smyrna TRS mixed with Rutherford Co SO so when they come on I get blown out of my truck, lol.

On a side note concerning Franklin's TRS: I think they dispatch most of their calls over the laptop computer in the cruisers because their comms aren't that numerous either. Smyrna might have a similar setup. Have a good one.
 

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As for Franklin I was in Cool Springs today and they were quite busy. All Williamson County law have MDT's and do pass a lot of traffic there rather than encrypt.

The PRO-106 Win500 saftware allows you to check audio boost per each channel. I have Brentwood and Smyrna "boosted". Don't know if the PSR has a similar setting but it might be worth checking on.
 

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As for Franklin I was in Cool Springs today and they were quite busy. All Williamson County law have MDT's and do pass a lot of traffic there rather than encrypt.

The PRO-106 Win500 saftware allows you to check audio boost per each channel. I have Brentwood and Smyrna "boosted". Don't know if the PSR has a similar setting but it might be worth checking on.
Actually my 600 does allow for audio boost where I can boost each individual channels or the whole TRS. I dont think it allows audio boosting of individual TGIDs. But then again it may. Roger that on Franklin. I guess some days are busier than others. Nashville should be worth listening to this weekend. Fire calls have been numerous this mild winter season.
 

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Funny, how governments take tax payer money to keep the public from listening to what they are doing.
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Funny, how governments take tax payer money to keep the public from listening to what they are doing.
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Yep it's happening all over the southeast. My favorite destination for two great airshows annually might be eliminated from my list as the whole county (Escambia Co SO) has encrypted their day to day comms. Not just sensitive TAC comms but every day to day non sensitive stuff as well. Including all the mil bases have fully encrypted their Public Safety comms (PD, Fire and EMS) so its no fun anymore. Especially when I went to NAS Pensacolas ending airshow I was able to use the TAC channel they were on directing traffic to determine a good time to leave the base. Directing traffic mind you, was encrypted because it was on a TAC channel. A waste of money if you ask me and the public servants who supposed to serve us but are geared more to a socialist/communist style of rule want to block us out. Criminals with scsnners are so minuscule there's not even a statistic for it. Boy I love this "free" country.
 

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Funny, how governments take tax payer money to keep the public from listening to what they are doing.
BG..
That is because too many people in the Gov't think that ALL money (not just what you pay in tax) is theirs, not yours. Communists think this way too. ...Oh wait...
 

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I don't think Nashville will ever go encrypted for normal comms. The media and our local gov't has a fairly close working relationship. Plus I like to know the community is listening to us and it keeps us at least somewhat professional, lol.
 
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oh yeah well you may be rethinking that there is a program out there that only the news media and other close groupd can get put into their scanners that will alow them to hear encrypted stuff
 

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oh yeah well you may be rethinking that there is a program out there that only the news media and other close groupd can get put into their scanners that will alow them to hear encrypted stuff
In your dreams there is a program like that. In reality, there is not. Keep dreaming.
 
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