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P25 conventional encryption

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Just playing around with AES256 on conventional channels in some APX radios and CPS 16. CPS would not let me encrypt any conventional personality which had talk groups enabled. If I disabled (unchecked TG box) then I could encrypt. Side note: even when unchecked on transmitting radio the receiving radio (Kenwood) displayed it was receiving TG-1. My Kenwood radios don’t appear to have a problem using talk groups and encryption. I say “appear” because I haven’t tested enough to know if Kenwood is encoding/ignoring TG when encryption is used with TG set.
 

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I have not been in APX CPS, but my guess would be you have to encrypt the talkgroup and not the channel.
 
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