Global Database Administrator
- Dec 23, 2001
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
Huh? There are plenty of scanners on the market that will monitor P25 digital systems, just not cellular or encrypted transmissions.Few scanners will even tune into the higher frequencies used by many digital systems.
You sure about that? Not sure where you live, but 800 MHz (both analog and digital) is alive and well just about everywhere. Don't believe me? Just search the RR database...you'll be quite surprised.The old 800 mhz band is dead air now...
If the citizenry doesn't like it; let them pass a local ballot measure that restricts this practice to certain investigations or ban encryption altogether. The police chief is still their servant.
Any cop, who really needs his secret business channel has a cellular phone in his car too. Good luck trying to hear these conversations. Few scanners will even tune into the higher frequencies used by many digital systems. The old 800 mhz band is dead air now...
You need to check your facts. The FCC never mandated that sensitive transmissions be encrypted. Nor did they mandate digital. The only thing that has been mandated is narrowbanding, and that does not have to be digital.That'll never happen since years ago the FCC MANDATED "all transmissions of a sensitive nature" be encrypted. I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's up to law enforcement to determine what is sensitive and what is not, unfortunately the wider choice is ALL transmissions are sensitive.