MINDSHOCKER said:as far as i know nopd is using a edacs pro-voice witch is a different form of digital than the p25 standerd. scanners cant recevie it.
When (note when) New Orleans public safety makes the switch to the LATIE, then NOPD can be heard. At the moment, they have patched some of the NOPD channels to a LATIE TG so the National Guard can be contacted and monitor. At the present, no scanner can follow the NOPD on the EDACS ProVoice because no scanner can decode ProVoice.N5PCX said:...I hope that it is not true, I just bought a 396 myself specifically to hear NOPD!!!
Encryption is certainly a possibility, although the entire system is capable of it, it is not a system choice, it is actually done by each radio on the system. The extra expense of this; however, would strain some budgets so although you may see some entities opt for it as a whole (and I suspect NOPD could be one of them), you probably will only see more sensitive stuff encrypted as opposed to wholesale encryption. I am not sure exactly how much it costs per radio to add that if specified on initial purchase, but retro-fitting is more expensive.hsdtech said:From the info my club has heard, the 700 MHz LATIE System will be digitally encrypted.