I know TAC channels are Encrypted can the BCD325P2 add the channels and listen or does this need some type of encrypted board installed to be able to add and listen to the TAC channels?
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Ok thank you. I had a feeling there was not going to be a way. Appreciate the explanationThe whole point of encryption is to restrict radio traffic to authorized users, who are given an encryption key. If you don't have the correct key, you will never be able to hear anything other than garbled gibberish.
I don't generally count on this myself; leaving it up to the user can lead to errors with one user encrypted and another in the clear, running the risk of compromising an operation. Many (probably most) departments now "strap" a particular channel or talkgroup encrypted and don't leave an option for the user to turn it on or off. Eliminates a lot of headaches. . .One other thing:
Encryption can be turned on and off by the department, and in some cases by the radio user. Even if most transmissions are encrypted, there may be transmissions sent in the clear on occasion.