Their new encryption was an issue we starting dealing with 3 days ago on Twitter and soon news agencies and reporters got involved and it started rolling pretty fast. Chief Fennessey follows me on Twitter and was seeing all of the posts. We were told he wanted to do away with it, but the OCCA wanted it. I got a call from a reporter who interviewed me yesterday saying he's doing away with the encryption immediately. I asked if we made a difference and here was his reply (below), it just shows if enough people speak up the right way people will listen. Huge kudos to Chief Fennessey. But with the new P25 system will our scanners have to be reprogrammed?
Oh it def did. I was contacted by a throng of reporters and the RTNA plus all you guys. When I first contacted OCFA they said Chief May meet with OC chiefs and MAY try to reverse. They asked “do you want to wait on the story till after Thur?” I said no... we’re applying pressure. I think we can enjoy this small victory.
Does the clock really never turn back time? Haha.Okay. Well once you get the official answer which most likely you won't get anything back let us all know how it goes. The county employee that manages the facebook account makes no decision on radio comms for the county. OCSD runs the radio division and they make the decisions and the rules. I am just letting you know how things really work in the world and in The County of Orange. Alot of us have been down this long road for years now on different issues and no good outcome is going to happen.
The real reasons why they locked everything down is beyond what we can imagine. The clock never turns back time. Remember that.
The cutover to the new system is nearly complete, it appears, so you have to program the P25 version of the CCCS located in the Db.So does anyone know how this will affect our current scanners setups?
All: I have heard first-hand from MetroNet that their agencies will also be reversing encryption effective ASAP.
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The cutover to the new system is nearly complete, it appears, so you have to program the P25 version of the CCCS located in the Db.
There is still some work to do on this in the Db, so if there is a TG that you don't see entered, just take the old TG number and divide by 16, which will give you the correct TG on the new system.
It should not change anything on the scanner users end. They just have to un-encrypts the talk groups they want open. It all depends on if they cN flash program their radios or how they will do it.So does anyone know how this will affect our current scanners setups?