No, as with any live audio feed, as long as your not using what you hear to commit a crime, you are fine.So is it legal? Could we get in trouble for listening to it on the site?
I do agree with this and I also feel that the practice of live streaming the audio is doing great harm to our long loved hobby regardless if it is Provoice or just regular old analog comms.Am I the only one that thinks it is highly unwise to broadcast a DSDed Provoice feed?
It's like provoking the powers to turn on PV's version of ENC.
One of the reasons an agency may move to "unmonitorable" formats, such as Provoice, is to keep out listeners. Providing that feed is the same as standing there and stucking your tounge out at them.
If they think no one can hear them, but you are one of the lucky few that can, why go in front of the spotlight.
The fact that feeds are online for analog or non-ENC systems is enough to push many agencies to upgrade.. But that is another debate all together.
The fact is that these people believe NOONE, NO WAY, can listen to them. Keep it that way. Sorry for the rant, this just makes me so mad. Our hobby is slipping away bit by bit.
Had you bothered to read this thread before you posted, you would have seen that DSD has been mentioned more than once already.Do just a little bit of searching and you can see one way to decode Provoice, right here on RR.
Digital Speech Decoder (software package) - The RadioReference Wiki
It's the mbelib part of it that seems to be a possible problem.quick question, is the stream provider actually using DSD? or just a provoice capable radio?
I was under the impression that the act of compiling/using DSD was violating some patent held by DVSI ....