I knew there was speculation that any new system would end up encrypted, but this is known fact now?Yes PA has a Statewide OpenSky radio system, Yes PSP is on the PAstarNet system and are not monitorable.
PA is in the Early testing stages of a 5 year buildout and then rollout of a p25 phase 2 Statewide system, this will replace the OpenSky system.
PSP will also be on this new system, when it rolls out over the next 5 years, but due to full system encryption, still will not be monitorable..
For the county I am in, PSP covers half the Municipalities and I for one would love to be able to monitor PSP on the new system.
Yes, they can often be heard on sector 3 (Chester city), especially during the times when they are on special assignment working with Chester PD. Recently, it was announced PSP will be again dedicating a patrol to Chester in the near future.I know for a fact that PSP Media units have APX radios programmed with the DelCOM channels. I've seen the channel plan. They can talk on any of the main channels, if they really want to.
I know for a fact that PSP Media units have APX radios programmed with the DelCOM channels. I've seen the channel plan. They can talk on any of the main channels, if they really want to.
I just heard DELCOM calling for the PSP at the Media barracks on the COMMAND channel, it took a minute or two but the PSP did respond. DELCOM advised they were unable to get a call through to the barracks via the phone, they wanted to let them know about a couple accidents in their jurisdiction. PSP acknowledged and DELCOM told them where the accidents were and said they'd keep the PSP advised about the phone situation via the COMMAND channel.Many PSP units can communicate with local police on their the locals dispatch frequency