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Old 07-12-2018, 7:40 AM
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Site 1-050 FRAN02 South Mountain

Watch for it to come online - CC would be 158.8425 or 159.09 or 159.1875

If online, obtain primary/alt cc and obtain peer list (neighbors) including Site IDs and freqs ...
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Nothing yet, it will be interesting to see how well I will receive the 159 freqs as they are adjacent to freqs on at least 2 Virginia STARS sites receivable at my location

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Old 07-12-2018, 11:33 AM
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So I read on the wiki that this is a p25 ph2 system (which I already knew) and that I would need a ph2 scanner ( such as the 996p2 , knew that too) but it also says that that dsdplus ( which I have ) will decode this as well. I have unitrunker setup attm to run on the 700 mhz statewide system using 2 dongles and is working perfectly, however when I change control channels to the Seneca site for this system it sees the channel grants and radio ids etc, but the 2nd dongle never follows to the voice channel and therefore dsdplus won't decode. Am I doing anything wrong or is there a different way to set it up so that dsdplus will decode the audio?
I don't believe you'll hear any audio using DSD+ on this system unless it's a clear PH1 voice Ch.
DSD+ will decode the CC only on P25 PH2, but not voice, PH2 systems use the same P25 PH1 CC protocols, but DSD+ has not been given the capability to do PH2 voice. (Yet we all wait with anticipation for this feature to eventually be added to DSD+ Fastlane)

That's my understanding anyway....
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I don't believe you'll hear any audio using DSD+ on this system unless it's a clear PH1 voice Ch.
DSD+ will decode the CC only on P25 PH2, but not voice, PH2 systems use the same P25 PH1 CC protocols, but DSD+ has not been given the capability to do PH2 voice. (Yet we all wait with anticipation for this feature to eventually be added to DSD+ Fastlane)

That's my understanding anyway....
ok my bad, apparently I need better reading comprehension.

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See our Trunked Radio Decoders page for a listing of applications. Packages like Digital Speech Decoder, DSDPlus, and SDRTrunk can handle Phase 1 signals, and DSDPlus also handles X2. In addition there are various decoding applications such as UniTrunker and Pro96Com.
I read this as saying it could handle it but after looking again and at the text above it for scanners :
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The following scanners can decode P25 Phase I, Phase II, and Motorola X2-TDMA systems.
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I now see that its saying dsdplus can handle Motorola X2, my mitsake(sic)! Hopefully they will be coming out with ph2 soon as i'd like to hear whats going on if I can. thanks for the help!
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Yes, P25 X2 may mislead one to think P25 PH2, but they are indeed different (not compatible) flavors.

Can't wait for DSD+ to get PH2 voice decoding, but that won't help with the encrypted comms regardless.
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Just an observation, I've seen site 22 (Blanket Hill-ARMS32) go offline last night around 1am and then again tonight about 12:15. Storms rolling through both nights so maybe either site power issues or something getting reset from a close or direct lightning strike. Both cases had the site back online within a few minutes.
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Troop G has gone live on the new system. Rockview and Philipsburg barracks are merging and moving into their new barracks July 23rd and then will begin using the new radios on the 24th.
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