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    Phase 2 on DaneCom

    According to RadioReference, "Most Talkgroups on this system are Phase I however there is some Phase II traffic on lesser used talkgroups from time to time." None of the talkgroups in the database are listed with a Mode "T" (TDMA capable) designation. Does anyone know which of the 'lesser...
  2. I

    P1 vs P2 Indication?

    Is there any way to tell whether a received signal on the G5 is using P1 or P2 modulation? According to RadioReference, some of the talkgroups on DaneCom (Dane Co, WI) are using Phase II modulation, however, none of the talkgroups in the database are listed with a Mode "T" (TDMA) designation...
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    Fairfax County, Phase II Yet?

    I've noticed that Fairfax County radio traffic has decreased significantly on my 396XT (No Phase II) since December. I still hear some police and fire, but not as much as I used to. Does anyone know what the status of Fairfax shifting to Phase II is? I'm not sure if this is the reason I...
  4. R

    P25 Phase 2

    I live in British Columbia, Canada. Our emergency services have/will be switching over to the P25 Phase 2 system. Is there any (portable) radio out there that can successfully receive the various fire departments from Whistler to Chilliwack that uses the P25 Phase 2 radio system? Thanks
  5. SCPD

    MARCS switch to Phase II

    Does anyone know if or when Ohio MARCS is switching to phase 2?
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    Havasu Police & Fire Equipment Changeover

    In a City Council Meeting dated 9/22/2015, approval was given to Police Chief Dan Doyle by City Council to purchase new radio equipment. In the meeting notes, it is detailed that the following equipment is to be purchased: • 800MHZ P25 Trunked Radio and MCC 7500 Dispatch System • MotoTRBO...
  7. wa3ysu

    Pro96Com Behavior On Astro 7.16 System

    I have been monitoring a very large 700 MHz Motorola P25 phase 2 system since it was first turned on. Pro96com has worked excellent the past 2 years on this Astro 7.14 system, but after a recent system upgrade to Astro 7.16, I am seeing unusual behavior by the program. Specifically, the...
  8. T

    Confused about P25 Phase 2 system

    I am looking into to buying a police scanner. The areas I would be using it in (Knox, Blount, and Sevier counties in Tennessee) seem to use the P25 Phase II system. I understand that the scanner would have to be compatible with this system. While researching online I saw that the phase 2...
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    Need Advice Choosing Radio Type (Willis,TX)

    My son is a firefighter for MoCo ESD1. I live a stones throw from main station 91 or about an eighth of a mile from I45 on FM1097 west. I'm primarily interested in listening to fire/EMS in my area but I want to be able to pick up as many of the transmissions as possible. Anything out of my area...
  10. J

    Springboro, OH

    Hello! Is Springboro/Clearkreek on Phase 2? Thanks
  11. L

    Shelby County Sheriff Office & Home Patrol 2

    New owner of a Uniden Home Patrol 2. Downloaded the latest database updates from Homepatrol.com, and have the unit successfully scanning most of the police, EMS, and fire traffic in the area. I upgraded from my Uniden Home Patrol 1 specifically so that I could monitor the Shelby County...
  12. T

    BCD996XT: BCD996XT P25 Phase 2?

    I just want to confirm if the BCD996XT can handle P25 Phase 2?
  13. brian86

    Setting up Trunked Radio To VHF Simulcast

    Ok first off I know that simulcasting would be simple if we used two mobile radios with accessory ports programmed for such however being a volunteer department we are trying to avoid spending $5,000 on a mobile P25 Phase II Radio. We are a volunteer department that is in the process of...
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    Memphis going P25 (Phase2)

    RFQ # 26892: Professional Consulting Services Procurement of a Public Radio System for Police Services Looks like Memphis is trying to hire a consultant to finally go P25 Phase 2.
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    BCD536HP: Adjusting Band Defaults Multiple P25 Systems

    So I was reading through the various fixes here on the forum to improve P25 decoding (audio quality). I followed Upmans instructions and changed the Band Default and Default Range. However, I am currently monitoring two P25 systems. Both of which audio quality is lacking. One system is...
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    Time Delay Affects P25 Simulcast Reception

    For those wanting to know what affects P25 reception see the article in the April 2014 issue of Mission Critical Communication magazine. The article titled "How Time Delay Interference Affects P25 Coverage" describes how simulcast signals sent from different sites can be distorted because of...
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    TxWarn Project 25 Scanner Compatibilities

    I'm looking at getting a new scanner that can pick up the TxWarn P25 frequencies: Texas Wide Area Radio Network (TxWARN) Project 25 Trunking System, Various, Texas - Scanner Frequencies Now that I'm looking at it closer, the system type is Project 25 Phase II with APCO-25 Common Air Interface...
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    Metro Boston 700mhz Project

    Boston Fire tweeted that they were testing out the new 700mhz P25 trunked system for the greater Boston area (https://twitter.com/bfdradio/status/317334201349308416). Has anyone heard anymore about this, if it will be phase 2 or part of the MSP's new P25 system?
  19. kd7kdc

    P25 Phase 2 roundtable event

    Tait Radio Communications, in partnership with Mission Critical magazine, is sponsoring a unique P25 Phase 2 roundtable event for public safety organizations and industry professionals.
  20. GTR8000

    Project 25 Phase II

    I updated the Phase II TDMA section of the Project 25 page. Hopefully this clears up some of the "X2-TDMA" vs "Phase II TDMA" confusion around here! Project 25 - The RadioReference Wiki