as soon as it is released later this year. I have a question regarding
it's usability that I'm still a little shaky on.
Our local Police department switched over recently to a 800 MHz Motorola
ASTRO? SMARTNET? DIGITAL radio system.
<--- press release regarding switch over.
As far as I know from what I've read, the bc250d will pick up their
communications ok, as long as it is not an encrypted signal. The press
release says the Police radio system operates in both digital and analog
for interconnectivity with other agencies, and I am guessing that means
that it won't be encrypted, but rather basic digital modulation.
However, one of their Forensic Ident guys says the system is
I don't really think many of the officers were educated on the system,
other then how to use it, so can I assume from the press release and
common sense that he probably just confused encryption with normal
trunked digital modulation?
I don't want to spend $1000 canadian on the scanner and find out it
Thanks in advance for your input,
Photographer - Moose Jaw Times-Herald