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Further to TASGRN Post

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A member recently posted an overview of the TASGRN. In that review he mentioned the following:

"At this point in time, the only agencies that have chosen to encrypt their communications are TasFire, TASPOL and Ambulance Tasmania. This still leaves five other services, Hydro Tasmania, TasNetworks, Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT), Parks and Wildlife Services (DPIPWE) and State Emergency Service (SES) that are operating unencrypted comms. It’s important to note that in a commercially run platform, like this, all additional features cost money. So encrypting a service that doesn’t necessarily affect public safety or require data privacy, is typically not cost-effective."

If the administration of the TASGRN is in anyway similar to the NSWGRN, VIC RMR & MMR then it is conceivable that quasi government or associated agencies may join it. For example in NSW, there is a private ambulance service, Volunteer Marine Rescue and while still pending it looks like Surf Lifesaving may migrate across.

For some groups and agencies the use of a statewide radio network is very appealing. They do not have to be concerned with ongoing licencing costs, maintenance, service and equipment outlays and generally speaking, coverage issues.

Only time will tell.
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Unfortunately it was restricted to only those agencies, when the DPFEM Dept of Police Fire and Emergency Management went to legislative council for the money,they were asked whether other agencies had been invited and were told no. the politician then asked had Hospitals and other Govt departments,Metro, Prisons been invited and they advised no.I believe there's a rumour that Metro buses is interesting in joining the system.depending on the back-haul capacity it would make sense to add, Metro, Hosp internal comms, Transport inspectors who only have car to car comms, other government agencies etc.
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And there's the issue with radio affiliations ...

You will only hear users if a affiliated radio has affiliated with the tower your listening to

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SES is also encrypted has to be as they run comms through TFS
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Yep Transend and Hydro will be all you are listening too
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Post by Gavin-vk7hgo »

To be able to use the GRN every user needs an I.D. number to access the network.
This I.D. number is then displayed when the caller is using the network and may also show that service radio number or call sign.
We have the same to use DMR on the Amateur bands,so you know every call where its from and who you are.

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