Originally Posted by coolbass
I presume that currently all NH agencies with P-25 (non-trunked, i.e. SP and individual towns) are phase 1. I will be purchasing an Icom F1821D soon, and am concerned that it will be useless for monitoring these agencies should they switch to phase 2. I read somewhere on RR forums that phase 2 is only to be used with trunked systems. Is this correct and I have nothing to worry about, or should I hold off or rethink my purchase. Thanks!
Yes all of NH is Phase 1 P25. There were a few agencies that had been semi-proprietary Motorola which prevented Kenwood radios (not sure on Icom) from receiving them. But I think those are all gone w/the narrowbanding completion.
I don't recall the specific model, but Icom was one of the four portable makers that were included in the states FireNet grant a few years ago.