• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

More Cumberland Co problems

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brey1234

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Originally scheduled to sign onto the county’s new M/A Com OpenSky emergency radio system in June, the switchover for county fire and EMS agencies now has been delayed indefinitely.

"We don’t want to keep changing the date," says Ted Wise, acting director of public safety for Cumberland County.

The latest transition to the 800 MHz system was planned for Aug. 30, but software expected to upgrade the radios is still in the development and testing stage.
http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2006/08/23/news/news23.txt
 

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Wow, I'm shocked...

...SHOCKED, I TELL YOU!

The way things are going, the State Police will probably finish its conversion to "CLOSED" Sky no earlier than 2020. Of course, by that time (a) there will probably be a commercially available scanner to monitor OpenSky and (b) said system will probably be obsolete...

On a somewhat related note, West Chester University, which is part of the State System of Higher Education, is in the planning stages to drop its VHF channel for Campus Safety (PD) and move to OpenSky some time next year. Not really a huge loss, but I think I'd have more fun watching paint dry than listening to WCUPD (unless a major job happens on campus).
 

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Also posted in Trunking, but will repeat my response here as well...

Thanks for the update, Bob. I check in now and then, but have pretty much given up on scanning as a hobby since the OpenSky switchover. It's really sad because it was my hobby for probably better than 20 years. If someone ever comes out with an OpenSky scanner, I'll gladly start listening again, but that doesn't look likely anytime soon.

Dave
 
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