TERRACE RCMP Constable Angela Rabut holds a new digital radio

Terrace RCMP switch to digital radios

The era of listening in to police activity has ended

  • Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 p.m.

ONE popular pastime for people with scanners has now come to an end.

As of the end of October, the Terrace RCMP detachment has switched to digital radio communications from analog.

While analog scanners provided people with a means of listening in to police calls, some criminals were also using scanners to keep tabs on police activity, said Terrace RCMP Const. Angela Rabut as one of the reasons for the upgrade.

The advantage of digital is that it provides extra safety for officers by sending and receiving rotating encrypted voice transmissions so people can’t listen in to transmissions, she said.

Radios look pretty much the same as the old one but the difference is the reception is very clear, said Rabut.






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