Thanks Trooper, did an ID search and some strange numbers came across. Some where Fire, EMS, Police, Sheriff, others were some I couldn't find searching data for them. The odd thing about it is, like 9743,LCFR Dispatch, then I get something like 10242, 10243, 32769. I'll have to do more and see if these are unit ID'S instead of talk group ID'S.
James, as of now one of two have happened, switch to Phase 2, or ENC. Last week control and alternate controls channels showed ENC. Now no ENC, nothing heard. The" Villages", which use to be part of Lake County switched over several months ago and went ENC with the blink of the eye. The reason I bring this up is the "Villages" have bought thousand's of acres in Lake County for development, Fruitland Park, and want no "publicity" what so ever. As the saying goes, what happens in the "Villages", stays in the "Villages". I would wager that ENC has taken over, with much regret.
I am listening to the audio feed online right now, and I am hearing the individual units and the dispatcher on the dispatch channel (Countywide 2 I believe). I also can still hear the dispatcher on the VHF channel. Lake EMS handles all the radio comms for the fire department, but I don't know why they decided to go with encryption.
Thanks Trooper. I was listening to my scanner Saturday night (Not sure when my post will be approved by a mod) and on the VHF patch, only the tones were coming through as opposed to the tones and the dispatcher's message.
Why is it that Apopka Fire Department, Reedy Creek Fire Rescue and now Lake County Fire Rescue utilize radio encryption on fireground channels, this after agencies such as Orange County Fire Rescue & Seminole County Fire Rescue have recently reviewed their communications policies and choose not to utilize radio encryption on their radio channels?