NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Postby Bigfella237 » Tue May 03, 2022 4:49 pm

Apologies if I'm behind the 8-ball but I just noticed Channel Sierra has made the switch to AES-256 encryption with the new KID 0x2000

It appears the consoles are still TXing with the old DES-OFB algo but I expect that will change soon, they're probably just tidying-up the stragglers?
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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Postby ross85 » Tue May 03, 2022 10:09 pm

Yep entire state switched over this morning to allow AES 256 encryption. Consoles will switch over in a few weeks to allow any units to be upgraded that missed the radio techs. There were also a few other changes, entire state got a new channel plan and renumbering and a few dispatch channels got renamed.
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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Postby Mike Alpha » Wed May 04, 2022 5:58 pm

I'm curious why ACMA is showing all VKG licences expire on 01/Jul/2022. No matter when they came into effect, they all expire on that date.

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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Postby Bigfella237 » Wed May 04, 2022 11:18 pm

As far as I can see the GRN is nowhere near ready (read: up to their standards) so it can't be that. Maybe it's just a Telco thing and all the licences are getting transferred or something?
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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Postby rustynswrail » Sat May 07, 2022 10:17 am

Mike Alpha wrote:I'm curious why ACMA is showing all VKG licences expire on 01/Jul/2022. No matter when they came into effect, they all expire on that date.
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For administration purposes a lot of government agencies have a common expiry date. Renewals are more or less automatic and budgets organised to suit.

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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Postby cartman » Tue May 31, 2022 9:19 am

ross85 wrote:Yep entire state switched over this morning to allow AES 256 encryption. Consoles will switch over in a few weeks to allow any units to be upgraded that missed the radio techs. There were also a few other changes, entire state got a new channel plan and renumbering and a few dispatch channels got renamed.


Consoles at Sydney and Penrith have gone over to fulltime AES this morning by the looks of it on DSD
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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Postby Bigfella237 » Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:25 am

Interesting... Oak Flats just handed Sierra over to Sydney VKG but the Sydney console is still TXing with the old DES key as well, so the change-over must be on a channel-by-channel basis rather than by VKG centre?
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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Postby Bigfella237 » Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:24 am

Channel Sierra consoles at Oak Flats just went over to AES this morning.
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