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I've noticed PD is not transmitting, using 3 different radios. Did something happen?
I hear the salt trucks and FD.

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Just heard someone talking about moving a "technology trailer" though. I wonder if PD is using silent dispatching (MDT) until the radio issues gets fixed
 

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Man I thought they had changed control channels after getting a notification. Hopefully they are just having issues and aren't going to encryption in wake of the mall shooting.
 

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I personally don't think it is encryption, as I have heard some traffic on PD, but not all. I have been hearing one side of the conversation a couple of times, like the PD unit calling dispatch, but not the dispatcher's answer. Seems a weird way to do ENC if that is what it is
 

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They changed talkgroups for Northern and Southern PD dispatch.
43248 is Northern
43312 is Southern

I realized this when I switched the bank on my PRO-96 from closed to open.
I don't know how permanent this is but they switched around 1230 last night.

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They changed talkgroups for Northern and Southern PD dispatch.
43248 is Northern
43312 is Southern

I realized this when I switched the bank on my PRO-96 from closed to open.
I don't know how permanent this is but they switched around 1230 last night.

Mike
Running Unitrunker from home and 43248 is showing up as a Digital patch.


Edit: Second Screenshot to show patch....

Edit x2: Might be worth checking the radio archives during that timeframe to see if there was any mention on the radio.
 

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Now that we know the "how"...I'm curious as to the "why", and the "for how long".

Thanks for the research photoguy.
 

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Yes, I saw that thread. Almost 24 hours now seems like a long time to have a patch nailed up.
We'll have to see what happens.

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MSP A-Troop

--EDIT--

Just heard A1/B1 traffic, will see how much I have heard
 

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Howard County Police A1

Now there is no traffic on A1, northern at all. Can hear Southern (B1) fine
 

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Hopefully someone can unitracker or similar programs to scan for new talkgroups. I wish I had a 2nd radio to do that without having to disrupt the live feed.
 

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I caught the other half of traffic on the two talkgroups baybum posted. There seems to be no correlation as to who uses the old and new talkgroups. I hear the same dispatcher on both of them.
 

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So what do you think this is? A phased roll out of the new talk groups? (i.e. dispatch simulcasts, officers should use the new one, but can still use old if they want, until a point, then depreciate the old)
 

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My PSR-800 normally shows northern district (47120) on a patch but today it's not saying so. I can hear dispatch and units just fine. The southern district (47152) is saying it's on a patch which is new. Everything sounds normal on that channel too
 

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No Southern District on the feed so far today. I will see what happens when the shift's change to see if this is shift/dispatcher dependent on the patches etc.
 

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I wish I could get better reception to listen to it from here but it appears the patch is still up according to Unitrunker
 

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