Soon these counties will be switching to a Motorola APCO-25 digital system for increased interoperability, and I had a question maybe someone here might could answer. I do not have a digital scanner currently and had "heard" through the grapevine that this system would be totally encrypted, and as such could not monitor traffic for these counties. If any one knows about the system or has heard for sure I would be interested in knowing. If that is the case there would be no point in asking for a newer digital scanner for Christmas. I know for sure they will simulcast on VHF for fire departments in the area but after the initial dispatch the traffic for all calls will "switch" to 800 mhz digital broadcasts, so in essence there will be no point in just listening to that traffic. Thanks to all in advance for any help.