Large radio systems no longer monitorable - Time to retire the hobby?

jasoyeom

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If a large public system is no longer monitorable is it time to give up the hobby? - Not sure why some think this is not a topic to talk about?
 

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Why in encryption a no go topic? As soon as you bring it up it gets shut down. I'm not sure why we can't have a conversation about it.

I was just wondering what other people have done when a large public safety system gets encrypted. Have they moved on to SDR's, kept their scanners etc.
 

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I didn't realize there was a rule about no discussions on encryption. Where is this posted? What's wrong with talking about it?
 

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Both are possible. New digital modes can come out at any time.
If either happens to you, there's alway the option to sell your equipment to someone in another city, state. Would you not buy a gasoline powered vehicle because someday they'll all use some alternative fuel?
 

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It's happened in the Ontario forum. As soon as I ask about encryption it was closed.
I posted in the Ontario forum asking about OPP and encryption and it was combined with a similar topic and closed off. So again I ask why was that topic closed to new replies? What is wrong with talking about encryption? Perhaps not the whole system will be encrypted just part like MOH and MTO could be in the clear. I'm not trying to start anything negative just trying to have a conversation.
 

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It's happened in the Ontario forum. As soon as I ask about encryption it was closed.
Evidence of encryption discussions being allowed is this thread...


In which you participated and it's still open to discussion.
 

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Has been raised and discussed many times, if the main / only reason you have a scanner is to monitor those users and then you can't, either find something else to listen to or sell your scanners...
 

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There are a lot of things to monitor besides public safety, in fact i really only do that on the weekends. My preferred genre would be the 450-470 business bands.
Some people like to listen to railroads, some like civil air, some like mil air, some like vhf lo band

There's lot more out there to listen to then "police scanning"
 
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