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Postby Peterr7 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:10 pm

Hi I'm just about to pre order aor dv10 before I do just want honest opinions
Do you think radio scanning in the uk is dyeing or will everything go encrypted in the future thanks for any help
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Re: Radio scanning uk

Postby Metradio » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:56 pm

No I don't think it is dying, encryption will increase but not to a great extent..
You do realise that the DV10 will only do DMR Tier 1 and 2, not 3 - Conventional systems not trunked ?
The Whistlers and Uniden 3600 will do 1, 2 and 3..

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Re: Radio scanning uk

Postby m0lsx » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:03 pm

I think the hobby has fewer people involved now than it did a few years ago. This is partly because of the loss of the Police etc. When lots of people who only listened to them left. And I think the march into digital is also thinning numbers slightly. But scanning is a sole hobby. It makes little or no difference if someone else is doing it. So the hobby will continue even if numbers do dip. But at the moment manufacturers are still making new scanners, so obviously it's not totally dead yet.
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Re: Radio scanning uk

Postby AndrewIrvine » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:40 pm

Not all is lost with scanning / searching for DMR. Even though it means having to use my laptop, I get loads of DMR via it and my December 1996 built Realistic Pro 2042 and a discriminator tap. Although it localises it a bit, I also have an SDR antenna which cost about £5 off eBay.
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Re: Radio scanning uk

Postby thelad » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:39 am

More and more seems to be being encrypted, i would think its down to users updating the gear.
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Re: Radio scanning uk

Postby stanogs68 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:05 pm

thelad wrote:More and more seems to be being encrypted, i would think its down to users updating the gear.

i think people have stopped going encrypted as they have found that going digital is enough to keep there transmissions safe enough as its not so easy to them by simply switching on a scanner and receiving them (unless you are seriously interested in the hobby and have lots of spare cash )so they dont need to encrypt there transmissions by paying for more software
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Re: Radio scanning uk

Postby moj » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:42 pm

As thelad say's more and more user's are encrypting there conversation's now especially after knowing how easy its become to buy a digital scanner off the shelf and listen to any unencrypted user or by buying a cheap sdr or Chinese radio off ebay for under a £100 so sadly it's all going to die out soon enough .

What people forget tho is it's simple as sending an ota update or ticking a box in a cps and the local stuff you listen to like your shopwatch and pubwatch will be gone and the one's that have posted live video's on facebook and youtube are killing it more than ever , so you got to ask yourself was it worth the showing off and putting it on a public forum after all when in the end all your local that you love listening to will be gone soon and you will be searching analogue again ;)

Yeah it's going to happen and just a matter of time now and I've watched all my local over the last twelve month's slowly evolving and enabling the dreaded encryption option due to them now knowing that there not secure anymore .
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