• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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remedy44

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Has anyone noticed that the edacs sytems dropped some channels on the South & North sites
can someone verify ?
South
868.4125
868.9375
868.9125


North
866.4625
867.3875
866.9625
 

KD4YGG

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Sounds like someone's getting ready for STARCOM21!!!
 

intrepid97

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I know a guy who works for District 18 Comms.

He said they are "projecting" December as the date of being finished with the new system.

He also said he is not holding his breath on that one LOL
 
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I too have spoken with a source that is involved with ISP comms and STARCOM 21 installations here in the Western Illinois area....same deal....late December is the "target date" for full completion and switch over to STARCOM in this region, but this person stated that a late December date is an optimistic timeframe at this point, assuming no major road blocks arise.

On another note, while the current plans are for most of the ISP digital comms to be "in the clear," a small but vocal minority has apparently raised concerns (basically regarding homeland security and criminals) about a general lack of encryption and the security concerns that come with being non-encrypted, and thus I have been informed that a totally encrypted system is not out of the question sometime down the road. It's apparent that an increasing number of individuals who engage in criminal acts are being caught using scanners in some fashion to conduct their criminal activities, so this trend is hurting our hobby too! I doubt $400-$600 for a new digital scanner is going to deter the hard core offenders who really want an edge on the law..go figure.
 
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