NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

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NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Post by ross85 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:54 pm

So at 4pm this afternoon (9/12/2020) Channel Yankee was finally flicked over to full digital encryption.Last remaining areas were Bourke, Wanaaring , Engonia etc. After 24 months of work on the western region and 10 plus year in total, the entire NSWPF radio network is finally encrypted. Sad day for the enthusiasts

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Post by JAFO » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:35 am

Good day for Net Security and members safety
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Post by Bigfella237 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:00 pm

And you can thank Radio Reference / Broadcastify, not quite so much here in Australia as in the US but the push toward encryption in general has certainly not been helped by their making police and other communications available to anyone with a smartphone.

Lindsay C. Blanton III is to scanner enthusiasts what Gerry Harvey is to ebay customers... pursuit of the almighty dollar at the expense of everything else!

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Post by rustynswrail » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:49 pm

Bigfella237 wrote:And you can thank Radio Reference / Broadcastify, not quite so much here in Australia as in the US but the push toward encryption in general has certainly not been helped by their making police and other communications available to anyone with a smartphone.
Lindsay C. Blanton III is to scanner enthusiasts what Gerry Harvey is to ebay customers... pursuit of the almighty dollar at the expense of everything else!
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Andrew,

Hear, hear!

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Post by cartman » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:17 pm

Re full encryption a facebook poster on "Australian Digital Scanners" (Edward at Coonamble) reckons it was still in the clear this morning, after i enquired about its status there (we have had a back and forward discussion over a number of weeks)
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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Post by Bigfella237 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:44 pm

So what are they doing with Xray now?

If there are no unencrypted channels left to patch into (or soon to be none) and they can't very well encrypt Xray (as other agencies won't have access), are they running Xray on a separate console with a dedicated operator? Seems like a huge waste of manpower considering how little traffic there would be.

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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Post by cartman » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:37 pm

Talkgroup 10019 is still operating for rescue, Careflight and Lifesaver choppers
Don't know where they are these days (? Tamworth) but i have seen it active off Governor Phillip Tower (Site 001-048) a week or two back
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Uniden 325P2, Whistler TRX-1, GRE PSR800 x 2, Uniden 780 x 3, Uniden 796, Uniden 396 x 2, Uniden 246,
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Re: NSWPF radio now fully encrypted.

Post by ross85 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:26 pm

cartman wrote:Re full encryption a facebook poster on "Australian Digital Scanners" (Edward at Coonamble) reckons it was still in the clear this morning, after i enquired about its status there (we have had a back and forward discussion over a number of weeks)
Cartman I'm not 100% sure, im not out that way. But I do know the techs were still doing radio checks at 8pm on Wednesday night. I'm just going of the official notification that was sent out Wednesday Morning. There maybe some slight bugs to iron out. But it's definitely encrypted.

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Post by ross85 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:35 pm

Bigfella237 wrote:So what are they doing with Xray now?

If there are no unencrypted channels left to patch into (or soon to be none) and they can't very well encrypt Xray (as other agencies won't have access), are they running Xray on a separate console with a dedicated operator? Seems like a huge waste of manpower considering how little traffic there would be.

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Andrew, Xray doesn't exist anymore well sort of. The link for Westpac or other agency is actually looked after by the Rescue coordinator at VKG Sydney. If there is a job that they need Police assistance they call up on the liaison channel. The RCO puts a message on the appropriate CAD job and is dispatched by that channel. If close enough crews on scene can still liaise with the chopper if needed. The liaison Channel was at Tamworth VKG but when Quebec went digital it was transferred to the RCO at Sydney.

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Post by JAFO » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:03 pm

We just use the ESO channels to talk to other Service.
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