Jersey City Fire Department switching over today

RadioChief55

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JCFD companies are responding to Bishop St, Fire Dispatch this morning to pick up new radios that are encryption capable. I'm told as of today, any communications on the JCFD TRS "Dispatch 1" channel will be encrypted. It's unknown if all TG's in the JC TRS will be full time encryption. I guess time will tell what we will hear on the TRS and if they have new TG's.

The good news is, the two analog fire ground channels will remain in the clear, for now. I still hear companies and boxes coming in on Dispatch 1 as of 0900 11/20.

Before we loose this thread like the last one. I know someone posted last year about JCFD going encrypted, I am not complaining about encryption. And I couldn't add comments to the older JC TRS encryption threads because they are closed to new comments. I'm only posting for you listening pleasurer. Have a great day.
 
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FWIW, it's 1045AM right now and still clear. Hearing companies calling in service over the air but hearing they are going silent around noonish. Another sad day...
 

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Nothing but crickets since yesterday. I think its safe to say the rumors came true.
 

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Unless my DSD is broken (which could very well be the case), it seems I haven't seen affiliation on TG 2000 since 8pm. Are they back on conventional?
 

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I can not confirm that, I have a print out from the class they did to familiarize members on the new radios, however it doesn't say if the channel is encrypted or not. Besides Dispatch 1, the only channel the FD used (if they have enough dispatchers on duty) is fire ground 6. I know the PD will be going over too once they get their radios, again I can't confirm all channels will be encrypted.
 

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Any time frame update on the PD flipping the switch ? DB says they are still in the clear.
 
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