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Channel S & U encryption

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Channel S & U encryption

Postby SteveNSWP » Thu May 12, 2016 6:38 pm

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Re: Channel S & U encryption

Postby lolbananalol2 » Thu May 12, 2016 6:59 pm

THIS SUCKS
I wonder who will be next?


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Re: Channel S & U encryption

Postby Ross85 » Thu May 12, 2016 8:28 pm

Probably no one else for a while. The only ones left are the three Tamworth vkg channels, Zulu, Yankee and Quebec and they are all still vhf analogue. From what I've heard they wont be going digital anytime soon. I may be wrong though. Its all got to do with the $$$.
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Re: Channel S & U encryption

Postby blacktown » Fri May 13, 2016 8:53 am

The digital frequencies have been allocated on the ACMA for the remaining three channels. I would give it 18-24 months .... by early-mid 2018 the whole of NSW will be encrypted
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Re: Channel S & U encryption

Postby blacktown » Tue May 17, 2016 8:44 am

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/3906 ... uth/?cs=11

NSW police radio silent in the south

RADIO encryption is expected to give police in southern NSW a leg up when it comes to hunting down criminals.

Albury and Deniliquin have been flagged among several local area commands to undertake the process, which will go live by the end of the month.

The move would mean no more public access to police scanners and is being done in a bid to improve the safety of police officers.

Southern region Commander Assistant Commissioner Gary Worboys said it was being implemented for the security of police.

“This process means criminals will no longer have access to police radio transmissions and therefore they cannot follow emergency responses, which will help police solve and prevent crime,” he said.

“Policing is often a highly unpredictable and potentially dangerous job and this strategy means we’re eliminating a significant risk to officer safety.

“We welcome this process and we’ll continue to develop and implement strategies that make frontline policing as safe and secure as possible.”

Digital police radios in metropolitan Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong successfully underwent the process seven years ago.

At the time, several news outlets reported issues with delayed information and a lack of information for crime reporters.

The system has gradually been rolled out on other parts of the state over the past two years.

Media organisations will be given access to a separate, internet-based system for news gathering purposes.

Assistant Commissioner Worboys said this would be different from scanners, which would no longer be of use in the newsroom.

“We are aware of how this will affect media outlets and we will continue to assist them in the important role they play through communicating key information to the public that assists us in targeting crime,” he said.

“To facilitate this, we’ve developed and implemented the Police External Agencies Transfer System, an internet feed that has been used for a number of years to provide information on police activity, in place of radio transmissions.

“In addition, we will work with affected media organisations to ensure the new measures allow opportunities to attend operations of public significance.”

The encryption process will also be rolled out in Shoalhaven, Monaro, far South Coast and Griffith.
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Re: Channel S & U encryption

Postby blacktown » Tue May 31, 2016 11:04 am

From folk listening to Channel Sierra with two hours to go, with an announcement just after 10am confirming that encryption will happen at midday today for Channel Sierra (South Coast) and Uniform (Southern Border)

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At 12.07hrs the "Sierra" Dispatcher announced - "Please switch to Zone 4 - encryption has been enabled on the repeater", a few cars still in the clear coming back on from jobs, some encryption squiggles , VKG replying in the clear to a radio test then it went rather silent. Confirmation from somebody in the SW of the state that Uniform also switched over at the same time along the NSW-Vic border, SW and NSW-SA border as far north as Broken Hill.

NSWPF is essentially now encrypted except for central west, northern tablelands and north-west (which are now the focus of equipment upgrades to P25 then you know what's next)
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