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villlythekid

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Does anyone know what happened to the Transit Police channel(s) that could be found here? They just stopped working for me one day and I tried reprogramming today and still nothing is coming through. Maybe it got encrypted or moved to another system (if so, which system?)
 

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I have heard that everything Law Enforcement related will be encrypted on the new system. Have they switched to the new system? I wasn't aware that it was active yet.
 

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Don't know if it is active yet. I tried to enter the frequencies into a P25 system and do an ID search but I'm afraid I'm just a little too far away to receive it. Per villlythekid, he is no longer able to receive the UHF T-Band Motorola Type II system.
 

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OpenMHz has active traffic this morning on the MTP talkgroups.

Are you located in one of the counties that borders DC or DC itself? Just want to rule out reception issues first. Also what scanner are you using?

Edit: Now that I look at it, traffic seems severely reduced. Have a hard time believing it is that slow.... Something must be changing
 
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It could be because of the reduced traffic all over the DC area. Many, many people working from home, many schools closed.
 

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Crime isn't an approved telework gig :ROFLMAO:

Even with a large amount of people home for coronavirus, there is still a staggering amount of activity around the area today.

MTPD-1 isn't showing traffic since like yesterday. Even with no one there you would expect something to be coming over the MTPD talkgroups. They are normally a very chatty bunch. Time to pull on the equipment today....
 

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I just finished inputting the new 700 frequencies one by one in my SDS200. I am only 4 miles from the Burke Tower. I did not get any CCs or anything else. But you are right, the existing system is silent.

So if their not using the new and not using the old, what the heck are they using?
 

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This is on the District of Columbia system: It appears that TGID 1618, DC 1618, Channel 0-2 is missing.

Future (WMATA?) Talkgroups


DECHEXModeAlpha TagDescriptionTag
1617651DDC 1617Channel 0-1Public Works
1619653DDC 1619Channel 0-3Public Works
1620654DDC 1620Channel 0-4Public Works
163165fDDC 1631Channel 1-5Public Works
1632660DDC 1632Channel 1-6Public Works
1633661DDC 1633Channel 1-7Public Works
1634662DDC 1634Channel 1-8Public Works
1635663DDC 1635Channel 1-9Public Works
1636664DDC 1636Channel 2-0Public Works
1637665DDC 1637Channel 2-1Public Works
1638666DDC 1638Channel 2-2Public Works
1639667DDC 1639Channel 2-3Public Works
1640668DDC 1640Channel 2-4Public Works
1641669DDC 1641Channel 2-5Public Works
164266aDDC 1642Channel 2-6Public Works
 
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I just finished inputting the new 700 frequencies one by one in my SDS200. I am only 4 miles from the Burke Tower. I did not get any CCs or anything else. But you are right, the existing system is silent.

So if their not using the new and not using the old, what the heck are they using?
Well they just had a stabbing at the Pentagon Metro. Have a hard time believing that the system would be quiet after that
 

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Crime isn't an approved telework gig :ROFLMAO:

Even with a large amount of people home for coronavirus, there is still a staggering amount of activity around the area today.

MTPD-1 isn't showing traffic since like yesterday. Even with no one there you would expect something to be coming over the MTPD talkgroups. They are normally a very chatty bunch. Time to pull on the equipment today....
Please let me know if you have any updates!
 

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So far seeing zero police activity, and it's not like I am seeing encrypted calls. 496.4375 which is an alternate is acting as the CC right now. Watching right now with Unitrunker
 

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Picking up what appears to be a new police frequency based on traffic. 51808 - might as well program it in the scanners. Part time encryption. Also have 35024 as an unknown talkgroup. Not enough traffic to really make anything out, but it's all in the clear. I am going to guess something rail operations related. Radio IDs seem to line up.
 

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Picking up what appears to be a new police frequency based on traffic. 51808 - might as well program it in the scanners. Part time encryption. Also have 35024 as an unknown talkgroup. Not enough traffic to really make anything out, but it's all in the clear. I am going to guess something rail operations related. Radio IDs seem to line up.
Is that the same system that I was talking about?
 
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