segunda-feira, 7 de maio de 2012

US Emergency Services move to Digital

Emergency services in the UK have moved to UHF Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA), services in the USA are also moving to digital to the disappointment of some radio amateurs.
Tulsa World reports:
A new digital radio system using "Open Sky" technology has cleared the way for a greatly improved ability for police and fire departments to communicate with other jurisdictions.
But the public is excluded from hearing any dispatch scanner feeds because of its digital encryptions.
"It's a little disappointing," said James Taggart, president of the Broken Arrow Amateur Radio Club. "I can't hear anything either anymore. Especially when storms are out, it's nice to be able to listen to it, and it's a nice oversight to have for regular citizens to be able to listen in on them."
Read BA's new police radio system blocks public scanner access
Broken Arrow Amateur Radio Club
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