Are "DES" channels encrypted?

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w6kru
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Are "DES" channels encrypted?

Post by w6kru » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:59 pm

I am looking at the TGs for SDSO. I see several TG IDs with "DES" in the alpha tags. Are these encrypted for sure? I am guessing yes but can't find any listings that verify that. If they really are encrypted, I might as well remove them from the talkgroup.

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Re: Are "DES" channels encrypted?

Post by brandon » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:09 pm

Last I monitored those talkgroups they were in the clear. Perhaps the encryption is user selectable and they opted not to use it that round.

w6kru
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Re: Are "DES" channels encrypted?

Post by w6kru » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:14 pm

Thanks Brandon! Good to know. I'll leave them in and see what I hear.

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Re: Are "DES" channels encrypted?

Post by mike » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:49 pm

I hear them in the clear and encrypted but there are times where I think they forget to turn the encryption back on ;)

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