Nashville Fire Encryption

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Hello all,

I have not been keeping up to date with the encryption for metro recently, but I did look today and I see the recent update showing all new talk groups for Metro FD with "DE". Can anyone confirm when they are fully switching? I didn't think the plan was for them to go full encrypted also, just PD.
 

WX4JCW

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Looks like they may be doing it, and looks like the plan may have changed after the bombing
 

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Regardless of what the plan may be, the Metro Fire 'Bravo' channels (other than the usual B3 and B5 encryption) are still not encrypted as of 2/18 - which certainly makes the change to the database on 2/11 that now shows them as being encrypted inaccurate as of today.

Why was this change made to the database without an encryption change actually taking place to the radio system? <shrug>

Matt

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Complete BS.

Fire and Ems comms shouldn't be encrypted.

I can understand certain law enforcement channels should

But dispatch give me a break

Keep on the honest man is going to get screwed.
 

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Regardless of what the plan may be, the Metro Fire 'Bravo' channels (other than the usual B3 and B5 encryption) are still not encrypted as of 2/18 - which certainly makes the change to the database on 2/11 that now shows them as being encrypted inaccurate as of today.

Why was this change made to the database without an encryption change actually taking place to the radio system? <shrug>

Matt

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I don't know them or their situation at all, but I know bureaucracy.

Perhaps they don't have OTAR implemented yet, and someone realized they were going to have to have a tech crawl over each piece of apparatus and every station system and every portable every time a key dropped or needed to be changed?

Maybe cooler heads prevailed? Maybe they just haven't gotten around to it yet due to covid contact rules or something?
 

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Sad. I liked listening to the FD better than the police. I wish they’d send cease and desist letters to end the feeds before locking us all out :(
 

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Perhaps they don't have OTAR implemented yet, and someone realized they were going to have to have a tech crawl over each piece of apparatus and every station system and every portable every time a key dropped or needed to be changed?

Maybe cooler heads prevailed? Maybe they just haven't gotten around to it yet due to covid contact rules or something?
The radio work has long since taken place and all talk groups other than 'Bravo' (with the exception of B3 and B5) are already encrypted. That's been done since around the same time that everything at Metro PD went encrypted. It's simply a matter of 'flipping the switch' (so to speak) for the Bravo channels at this point...but it hasn't actually happened as of yet.

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ALL OF MTRTRS PUBLIC SAFETY WILL EVENTUALLY GO FULL E. THIS IS FROM A VERY RELIABLE SOURCE.
Yes, that's been known for a looong time now - but it still hasn't happened to the MNFD Bravo channels as of yet, so going ahead and showing them that way in the database since last weekend (which will ultimately roll down to a lot of end user scanners during database updates) doesn't exactly make sense.


Matt

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