But the point still remains that IF law enforcement decides to encrypt everything that there won't be anything to listen to...But I hear of all these robbery's and most of them have scanners. LE are going to something about it.
due to interoperability between agencies, there will always be some talk groups in the clear. but i think it would be a long long time before we see all (if ever) go encrypted.Systems around my area are already becoming encrypted. Some day all systems will be encrypted then what, we won't be able to scan legally anymore. What would happen to RR.com?
Well in this case I think the budget committee for the community will see that passing a law to band them and apply stiff punishment's would be easier than spending a million dollars to upgrade. So then you would just simply have to hide your equipment if they ever come to your home for anything , but then you would still be breaking the law !!But I hear of all these robbery's and most of them have scanners. LE are going to something about it.
When I first started to scan I thought the same thing then I started to scan Milair thats awesome !!!!! heck with the crime monitoring , listen to this cool stuff will make you buy more and more scanners to enjoy it better then you are hooked like me Lol !!!!!Ya I do but don't you think the cops are the most exciting to listen to? I sure do.
The cost of strong encryption is becoming ridiculously cheap. I loosely fleshed out my thougths here but suffice to say that there will be a day when enabling encryption on a radio system will be as easy as setting up WEP or WPA security on your WiFi network. It's not difficult to imagine a high profile horror story of a crook foiling police (or maybe taking a few out) with the help of a radio. Imagine the media aftermath. After this happens, PD's around the nation will feel that to not encrypt will be the irresponsible choice.Do you think small private radio systems can afford to encrypt when there is no reason they should? One day maybe all Public Service communications MIGHT (huge IF there), be encrypted but that doesn't meen there is nothing to listen to...
I don't even believe that all LE agencies want encryption...
Systems around my area are already becoming encrypted. Some day all systems will be encrypted then what, we won't be able to scan legally anymore. What would happen to RR.com?