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rocko1978

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My bcd436hp when I scan my local police freq. which is p25 I can hear the car to dispatch but not dispatch. It shows link & enc which must be encoded or encrypted. Any way around it anyone knows about? Also anyone know how to use the any like feature as its not in the manual?

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If dispatch is encrypted, nothing you can do. It is illegal to decrypt encrypted transmissions (unless you are the system user on a system radio).
 

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If dispatch is encrypted, nothing you can do. It is illegal to decrypt encrypted transmissions (unless you are the system user on a system radio).
Thanks for the reply.

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Talking of encryption, Is it legal to listen to the encrypted (no decrypt) signal? I know that there would be no intelligible voice and for most this would be a real pain.
 

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Yes. Attempting to decrypt it without possessing the proper key is illegal.
 

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Thank you jonwienke: Actually I dont want to decrypt it or even attempt to decrypt it. I want to hear the encrypted garbage from the speaker.

Specifically what I am doing is searching out sections of the band eg 450-451 and logging all activity. I know there are several encrypted users and the scanner automatically mutes them. I want to hear the active signals encrypted or not. I have a older scanner that does not mute the encrypted signals. My question is is it legal to listen to this encrypted noise?
 

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Actually I dont want to decrypt it or even attempt to decrypt it. I want to hear the encrypted garbage from the speaker.
Listening to the "garbage" is not illegal. The only reason modern scanners mute the "garbage" is that it's unpleasant.
 

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It depends on the type of encryption used. Around my area AES and ADP are used. On AES, the scanner bypasses the channel if activity is detected. In some instances, I can hear "noise" on ADP channels. For me, it is too annoying to tolerate.
 

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Thank you for the info. I just needed to be sure listening to the noise was ok. it will make logging and tagging services easier.
 

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Only people who can time travel and telekinetically light fires with mind power can do that.
 
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