• 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:

Orange County, CA Fire Department Reverses Encryption Decision


Founder and CEO
Staff member
Dec 9, 2000
San Antonio, TX
The Orange County Fire Authority has reversed its decision to encrypt its radio and dispatch communications that was initiated Monday. The encryption was part of the county’s upgrade of its 800 MHz Countywide-Coordinated Communications System, managed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

OCFA Chief orders decryption of firefighter radios


Deranged Individual
Aug 31, 2018
I feel bad for the techs that loaded all of those keys. Yikes


Truth is a force of nature
May 7, 2004
RLG, Fly heading 053, intercept 315 DVV
Finally some sanity. Maybe Bismarck, North Dakota of all places will take notice? HAHAHA

151.48250 WPWN986 RM 311 NAC BSMK FIRE Fire Dept. Dispatch - Encrypted P25E Fire Dispatch 151.15250 WPWN986 RM 312 NAC BSMK FIRE 2 Bismarck Fire 2 - Encrypted P25E Fire-Tac 151.00250 WPWN986 BM 314 NAC BSMK FGND 1 Bismarck FIRE Ground 1 - Encrypted P25E Fire-Tac 156.17250 WPWN986 BM 315 NAC BSMK FGND 2 Bismarck FIRE Ground 2 - Encrypted P25E Fire-Tac 159.05250 WPWN986 BM 114.8 PL BSMK FGND 3 Bismarck FIRE Ground 3 - Encrypted


Premium Subscriber
Feb 1, 2012
Long Beach, CA
Metro Cities Fire Authority (Metro Net)
33 mins ·
Many of our followers are asking for an update on the radio encryption of fire radios. The OC fire chiefs are actively working on a solution, but we discovered the change is more complicated and will take time. In the interim, the fire chiefs agreed to stream dispatch audio in the clear. To do this Metro Net installed hardware to our radios allowing us to stream the audio to Broadcastify.com. The link to our combined two dispatch channels


The fire chiefs will meet again soon to discuss additional steaming channels. For now, you can follow our dispatches at the above link and on many scanner apps. We also stream to the PulsePoint app.
Thank you for your patience as we work through the encryption issue.

Hopefully OCFA gets on-board too.