Interesting listening on MAC 21

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Not sure why I am hearing this in Gunnison, but MAC 21 is providing me with some interesting listening tonight. I am thinking this is like DEA? Anyone else listening in?
 

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Not sure why I am hearing this in Gunnison, but MAC 21 is providing me with some interesting listening tonight. I am thinking this is like DEA? Anyone else listening in?
Yes a little multi agency drug searching along I-25, they started using Mac-1 at the beginning but Mac-21 is the "statewide" MAC channel after all and all it takes is one radio set to it off the control channel site(s) you are monitoring from.

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Yea, sounds like they are tailing a guy down to Pueblo, wonder if it has anything to do with the "unique" meth lab. Interesting the identify themselves by first name and not a call sign. I am not used to hearing traffic like this, do you think it is DEA?
 

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This started weeks ago with large amounts talked about from time to time. When in north metro they had up to ten cars working up to three targets.
 

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Interesting they continue to be ITC on a statewide MAC channel. We are at least hearing in Pitkin, Gunnison & Pueblo Counties and most of the front range.

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Jim I have heard the same names for the officers involved on multiple "MAC'S" north and south metro DTF and metro net so they are covering a large area of frequency also, it may not have been metro net but it was the Aurora mutual system that sounds like crap when they use it.
 

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I have counted 7 radio ID's so far, this guy must be part of something big. Think this is heading for a bust, or just intelligence gathering??
 

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ErikB said:
Interesting they continue to be ITC on a statewide MAC channel. We are at least hearing in Pitkin, Gunnison & Pueblo Counties and most of the front range.

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ITC= in the clear, ie. not encrypted?
I could be wrong, however, I believe encryption is forbidden on MACs. Because if one agency has encryption and the other doesn't, you have an issue.
 

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I like that encyrption is forbidden on MACs. I have noticed US Martial activity around town (not radio traffic just have seen them in person) so maybe they are involeved somehow too if its a fugitive they are hunting down. Who knows. Were the radio IDs similar to any others you monitor, or are they really different from those in the area? I noticed a lot of agencies have the first three numbers the same in a lot of IDs.
 
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