It really sucks on how they decided to do that. On the bright side theres another P25 system that can be listened to which is the PACMERS P25 P1 system. It's partially encrypted but fortunately, most of the transmissions are clear.
Some of the comments in that article seem a little odd to me. It says that all someone needs to listen to Kauai PD is low cost hardware or a phone app. And the Councilmember says she “knows a lot of people in the community” and is surprised at how people can currently listen in easily.
Well, yes they are, but it's not some cloak and dagger conspiracy either (as you noted later in your post).Their not hiding anything.
This is true, and an important point to keep in mind. However, with FOIA requests, the agency whose actions are being called into question can, and will, take as long as it possibly can to release such information. How long depends on how...skilled...their legal eagles are at holding up the process....all radio and bodycam footage is FOIA’able
Another important point. Agencies that have gone totally dark (as a few I'm personally familiar with) aren't suddenly in the business of subverting the Constitutional rights of citizens nor preparing for the rein of the Dark Lord of the Sith. They are simply trying to secure their operations and it's much easier to just encrypt everything than pick and choose which channels to leave open, which to encrypt. The people making these decisions are at the Command Staff level, know little about radios beyond how to operate them, and have "bigger fish to fry."As expected DPD traffic is normal, no coverups or conspiracy’s happening there either.
The end has finally begun. HPD barely talks on the legacy EDACS system. Only transit groups, DLNR, zoo and refuse service are still on the legacy system.
they just went back from being dead for some reasonyou got that right N361HA....to be techy correct, just after 6pm yesterday evening. I had my harris p7200 on as well as my sds100 "doorstop" on and just after 6....HPD went cold with ALL channels/districts. I went home to reset both rigs and charge up my p7200....nadas. Its also affecting the IPN (incident paging network) guys too....If we do see the news networks and SA covering breaking news, then they must have got legal access to radios to send their teams.
oh im using an SDR to scan the system, also using it to scan the PACMERS P25 TRS systemwhat do you mean? I have my sds and harris on and nadas....no transmissions, unless that screen grab of yours is from the computer which I am not that techy yet....
im using the RTL-SDR, pretty easy to install, all you need is Zadig to replace the drivers that are on the USB and software like SDRTrunk which is great for scanning P25 TRS or Unitrunker which is what I use to scan the legacy EDACS TRS.would you mind if you can tell me what SDR you have? no worries...not cop, not fcc, and definetely not city/state comm workers. btw, even IPN dispatch is only picking up calls from EMS. there are no HFD calls being logged on unless EMS calls for "co-response".
do you receive dispatch calls from HFD as well? EMS is ok but my primary is HFD.im using the RTL-SDR, pretty easy to install, all you need is Zadig to replace the drivers that are on the USB and software like SDRTrunk which is great for scanning P25 TRS or Unitrunker which is what I use to scan the legacy EDACS TRS.
actually sometimes but rarely, they transmit on the HFD talkgroups but, ocean safety/ems/hfd sometimes talk on the 4 interop talkgroups. I've also seen that video before of the guy using his phone as an SDR receiver but i don't think SDRTrunk nor Unitrunker would run on that. also, you can leave the laptop home running some broadcasting software, maybe using zello as your own private broadcasting service (would recommend instead of setting up a broadcastify stream) and then connect your phone or anything you use to the zello stream without having the risk of your laptop being stolen. did that multiple times but I usually bring the laptop and SDR with me whenever i go out.do you receive dispatch calls from HFD as well? EMS is ok but my primary is HFD.