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First Digital radio question ?

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First Digital radio question ?

Postby RadioSouth » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:57 am

Hi guys,
Alright I'm still in an Conventional Analog world on my Moto stuff but recently had a couple of the VHF channels I like to listen to go P25 Conventional and I'm looking to get something to monitor. I've been seeing non display XTS1500's and 5000's on Ebay at the sub $150. mark that might fit the bill. Anything I need to look for other that the radio having an IMBE flash ?
(do I need a BN over AN radio, assuming Phase 2 and 8400 Baud refer to trunking functions and not relevant for my basic conventional usage) ?

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Re: First Digital radio question ?

Postby Bill_G » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:29 am

I just bought a scanner that does v.kitchensink protocols. No screwing around.

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Re: First Digital radio question ?

Postby Astro Spectra » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:12 pm

Bill_G wrote:I just bought a scanner that does v.kitchensink protocols....


Shiowing your age Bill, these days it would be #kitchensink ... blurp errr bleep shhhhhh

For those too young to remember or for a nostalgia hit visit:

https://www.dialupsound.com/

With the sound on :)

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Re: First Digital radio question ?

Postby Bill_G » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:10 am

Astro Spectra wrote:
Bill_G wrote:I just bought a scanner that does v.kitchensink protocols....


Shiowing your age Bill, these days it would be #kitchensink ... blurp errr bleep shhhhhh

For those too young to remember or for a nostalgia hit visit:

https://www.dialupsound.com/

With the sound on :)


(chuckle) I stand corrected. Thanks!

Yeah. I had a similar problem in the last couple weeks, and being able to put an earball on the problem would have been handy. So, I got a scanner that can decode everything.

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Re: First Digital radio question ?

Postby Astro Spectra » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:47 pm

Have to admit same deal here, picked up a Whistler TRX-2 simply to assist with setting up radios. Recently did an DMR repeater install for an organization at a site, they then asked for help in coverage tests while we were on they way down from the mountain. However, customer did not know how their radios were programmed. A few minutes parked up with the scanner revealed TS, TG, and ID info sufficient to temporarily program up a Moto DMR for testing.


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