End of Public Access to Scanner Access of Public Safety Freqs

Mmiyaki

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"Dr. James Ireland, director of the city Department of Emergency Services, said the agency has received no complaints from the public about access to its radio communications."

I think we need to change that.
 

N361HA

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The End is Near:

Update to Encrypted system nearly complete

I am all for an updated and more efficient system with improved coverage, but hiding behind encryption is just one more lost layer of transparency...
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.
 

scan18

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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.

Really? I don’t think there is even a public feed for Kaui is there? And if not, so she knows a lot of people in the community hunched over their Raspberry Pi’s and SDR dongles (i.e, low cost hardware) feverishly trying to tune in to Kauai PD? Yeah, ok.

Not to say there aren’t some hobbyists on Kauai, I’m sure there are. But I have a hard time believing that Kauai has a current problem with criminals listening in. Maybe I’m wrong, who knows.
 

David628

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Their not hiding anything. And all radio and bodycam footage is FOIA’able. I wrote to a media source here in our area where our PD encrypted and he said traffic is normal as usual. Denver media also has access to DPD encrypted dispatch channels. As expected DPD traffic is normal, no coverups or conspiracy’s happening there either. Sucks to lose it but move on. You have awesome beach’s btw. I’d rather be in Hawaii snorkeling.
 
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