Looks like they got the encryption issue fixed yesterday.For whatever reason, Marion PD took the encryption(or the radio lost its keys) off console ID 5720001. Console ID 5720002 is still using encryption. This has only changed on Marion PD Dispatch talkgroup.
Hello, ISW376 and everyone elseYes JECC is in a 90day Law Enforcement Encryption evaluation in June and July their will be more debate as to wether or not Encryption will stay or go.
Encryption began in March as approved from September's board meeting and is on 3 new Law channels for a easy transition should Encryption be turned down in the next meeting.
I have been in contact with Dave Wilson Johnson counties EMA director for a few years Encryption has always been debated and is still being debated.
90day trial was put into place thanks to me showing up to the meetings otherwise it would of been a done deal.
I still have high hopes that I can convince more elected officials that dispatch channels are unessary for Encryption.
The motion passed last time but my concerns were heard which is why it could go either way in June and July.
Our county is unique and is at least hearing my concerns but I need more people than just me to try and change their minds after the 90 day evaluation.
Way late to this party, but if that radio station was rebroadcasting scanner traffic live, they were violating FCC rule 73.1207:As far as am station I believe it was kcjj
I was working that night (I'm a DSM TV and radio engineer) and heard the calls live. I think we still have the recordings provided by DMPD and Westcom. That plea still gives me chills...desperate officials trying to get any information to stop the wacko targeting cops. I don't know if DSM will shut that door once it finally goes digital in the next year, but it seems Linn is going to shut it. I hope nothing happens to make them regret it down the road....I brought up a lot of examples not to encrypt one reason including the shooting of 2 Des Moines officers being shot and the Des Moines pd screaming over the radio stating any citizens monitoring on a scanner please call 911 if you have any info...