Digital does not equal encryption. It's just a different form of modulation/waveform.
That's cool. As they say, (almost) everything in "moderation". ;-) Thanks for clarifying. I originally suspected, as one of the posters suggested, that this thread might be closed quickly. I'm happy to see that it was not.This moderator disagrees. This thread is about decrypting encrypted signals. The referenced thread is about a linkage between live streaming and encryption.
Hi Charles--- Long time since we chatted. In response to your post about the local dispatch frequencies, It has to be a massive undertaking in New York City to make sure every single base, mobile and portable unit is correctly "keyed" into the system. One glitch could put the officers and civilians lives at stake. I can understand encryption currently for limited tactical operations, where the command unit would also have access to the analog side of the system.The underlying philosophical question is whether public service agencies should encrypt their transmissions. Arguments over the years keep pointing to "national security" or "undercover operations". Here in NYC we are now observing local dispatch frequencies being converted to encrypted communications. To put it bluntly, if government does not trust the citizens, should citizens trust the government?