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Max601

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I truly hope this doesn’t get deleted because I have searched the threads for an answer to my questions so that I didn’t have to post this, and I can’t find anything.
We live in NY (Orange County) apparently they went encrypted. From my understanding only a few scanners will work and need to be sent out for upgrading. Right? So ...
I can’t find any of these scanners online!!! Any ideas?
Is it going to work? Will they soon do an upgrade and make it not available at all and then I wasted $ for a brick?? I grew up listening to my local police and need it to sleep! Lol I’m so lost! Please let me know . Thank you
 

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I truly hope this doesn’t get deleted because I have searched the threads for an answer to my questions so that I didn’t have to post this, and I can’t find anything.
We live in NY (Orange County) apparently they went encrypted. From my understanding only a few scanners will work and need to be sent out for upgrading. Right? So ...
I can’t find any of these scanners online!!! Any ideas?
Is it going to work? Will they soon do an upgrade and make it not available at all and then I wasted $ for a brick?? I grew up listening to my local police and need it to sleep! Lol I’m so lost! Please let me know . Thank you
There are no scanners, nor are there any modifications to any scanners that will monitor encrypted transmissions..... period.

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Max601

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Is encrypted DME? That’s the new thing in our area. Maybe I used the wrong saying
 

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Is encrypted DME? That’s the new thing in our area. Maybe I used the wrong saying
Do you mean DMR by any chance? Please post a link to the specific system in the RR database that you are asking about.

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Orange County public safety agencies are starting to migrate to a P25 Phase II system, not "encryption" and not DMR. Nothing out there except an authorized radio issued by the agency can decode encrypted transmissions, but that's a moot point, as the overwhelming majority of talkgroups on the new P25 system are in the clear.

My advice is not to bother with anything other than a Uniden SDS100 (handheld) or SDS200 (base/mobile), otherwise you're going to have issues with receiving the system due to the signal overlap from all of the tower sites. Without getting too technical, the new system has many tower sites that are split between two groups (north and south), known as simulcasting, and the only scanners that were designed from the ground up to properly deal with that simulcasting are the Uniden SDS series. Any other scanner is a crapshoot as to whether it will work for you, period.
 
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