TPD goes digital, sort of.

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Chaos703

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TPD's conversion to digital will be complete by the end of 2006. Is this old news? I'm guessing it probably is, but I don't recall reading anything about it here.

Good thing is that the main dispatch TGs will remain analog so outside agencies can monitor. Car 2 car will be digital but not encrypted. And I can't recall if the tacticals will be encrypted. It seems like he (my secret inside source, a city radio tech) told me that the tacs would be encrypted, but I also remember him telling me that encryption was a big hassle and huge expense so not everyone will get it. And since everyone needs to have the ability to switch to a tac, maybe they will just be digital.

In any case, he's been very busy with the switch over for quite some time. So it should start happening soon.
 

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Thanks for the info Chaos. I personally will wait until the change over occurs to even think about getting a digital radio. I would like to know who has a digital radio? I know Freqed and I think AD5PE Jay might have one. Anyone else? For those that do, could you guys please monitor for digital and report back any up comming changes? I just hope the tgs are not encrypted? Thanks...

P.J. Maguire
 
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