- Dec 31, 2005
Surprised the radio wasn't discovered lost/stolen and "stunned" useless by OTA programming. Now if the radio I.D is in the system and the scrambling/encryption system used over the air re-keying, then the radio would be able to decode the scrambled transmission. If it is a simple donald duck inversion board they normally have to be manually switched to clear and secure. There normally is no auto decode function for fixed inversion scramblers either. You would have to put it in scramble mode to decode an incoming scrambled message in which case a button or switch on the radio is designated as the scrambler control for ON/OFF. Furthermore, in my opinion, fixed voice inversion is NOT encryption. Encryption involves algorithms and is fairly complex. Any agency these days that wants private comms, they are using the digital stuff (DES,AES). They dont even mess with analog scrambling. Not even the better rolling code stuff.It more then likely needs a key card...since they have scrapped the cars the key code has changed multiple times and even if you could change it ( you don't want too trust me) they could recode there radios the next day and your back to square one.
To the last poster ,normally only one person has that programing capability so the radios would not have come with anything...they just changed the code and the scrapped radios are "Donald ducked" LOL. Best advice monitor the clear channels and leave the rest alone.