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Old 10-13-2012, 9:33 AM
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Default P25 Phase 2 Firmware update for PSR 800

I just got a email from GRE saying there's a beta firmware update out now to enable P25 Phase 2 on the PSR800.

GRE PSR-800 P25 Phase 2 Public Beta Upgrade - Powered By Kayako SupportSuite

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CPU Beta Firmware version U1.7 Release Notes

• This experimental beta CPU software adds APCO Project 25 Phase 2 functionality to
the PSR-800 and must only be used in conjunction with the companion beta DSP
version U1.2 included in this upgrade.

• When this version is installed, the uP Appl Ver line on the version screen (accessed
by pressing menu when the welcome message is displayed after a power up) will
show as version 1.7.

• Project 25 Phase II, 4 slot TDMA voice is not supported.

• Radio IDs, on Phase 2 voice channels, will not be displayed – unless they came from
the CC before tuning to the voice channel. Radio IDs are not decoded from the voice
channel data.

• Priority talkgroups are not supported when tuned to Phase 2 voice channels.
• Don't use "custom tables" for Phase 2 systems unless you really know what you're
doing (let the scanner handle tables)

• When a Phase 2 talkgroup is active, the scanner will display “D2” instead of “DG”.


DSP Beta Firmware version U1.2 Release Notes

• This experimental beta DSP software adds APCO Project 25 Phase 2 functionality to
the PSR-800 and must only be used in conjunction with the companion beta CPU
version U1.7 included in this upgrade.


EZ Scan DG PC Application Beta version 1.07 Release Notes

• Added options to the custom trunking tables to support Phase 2 operation. Unless
you really know what you are doing, we recommend using the automatic option.
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Installing now!
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I hope GRE makes this available for the Pro 106/197....
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Just finished installing the CPU firmware/DSP/Software update and all went well. No problems.
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I hope GRE makes this available for the Pro 106/197....
I hope I'm wrong but I suspect the older models (106/197 500/600) have the needed hardware inside the housing for any firmware to enable phase 2.
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Now we need some live test reports from those that have an active Phase II system in their area.
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I hope GRE makes this available for the Pro 106/197....
They won't since those radios don't have the hardware to support.
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I installed it fine, but not sure of any in use in my area. Looking now though.
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I hope they will relsase one for the pro 18
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I hope they will relsase one for the pro 18
I heard that the Pro-18 didn't support X2 TDMA. That would mean the new firmware for Phase II wouldn't help as the hardware doesn't exist for TDMA decoding.

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For some reason the tables didn't auto-fill, once I manually edited them it seems to work well on Phase 2 TDMA.
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For some reason the tables didn't auto-fill, once I manually edited them it seems to work well on Phase 2 TDMA.
So it has been officially confirmed, there is a scanner on the market with Phase II TDMA decoding ability? I guess the wait wasn't too bad.
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Yes I just hung up with GRE myself it is official and ONLY this ONE model ONLY.
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I hope GRE makes this available for the Pro 106/197....
The Pro-106/197 do not have the HARDWARE to support Phase II.
So, there is NO way a firmware update would enable that.

Also, I am SO excited that we finally have this capability!

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For some reason the tables didn't auto-fill, once I manually edited them it seems to work well on Phase 2 TDMA.
It would be interesting to see a CCDump log file from the system, to see why the tables didn't auto-fill from the control channel.
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It would be interesting to see a CCDump log file from the system, to see why the tables didn't auto-fill from the control channel.
Should I post it here or open a ticket with GRE? I know the system broadcasts them.
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Should I post it here or open a ticket with GRE? I know the system broadcasts them.
Here would be good. You'll probably have to rename to .TXT. Also, make sure it's in the auto-fill mode for all sites in the system.
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For some reason the tables didn't auto-fill, once I manually edited them it seems to work well on Phase 2 TDMA.

I set the "Site Options" to "Auto Fill" and the tables automagically load, when set to "Standard" they don't seem to load. I'm pretty sure I had to do the same thing to get X2 to work also. I may load a test system for X2 and leave it at "Standard" and see what happens.
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Here would be good. You'll probably have to rename to .TXT. Also, make sure it's in the auto-fill mode for all sites in the system.
I was typing when you replied, "Auto Fill" was the secret.
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Yes I just hung up with GRE myself it is official and ONLY this ONE model ONLY.
Yes this is true as the 800 is the only GRE model i know that implemented the tdma technology, that is, unless the 900 will have more, which is a GREAT possibility since the 800 now has the ability. Hmmmmm.........I wonder..............
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