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can you use Digital talkgrups on SmartNet

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can you use Digital talkgrups on SmartNet? or dos it have to be szone?
 

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Digital on SmartNet is typicially an analog based encryption (DES,DVP,etc.). There is no true APCO P25 digital on Smartnet. On SmartZone you can operate P25 (Astro) digital and then it can be encrypted with DES/XL, DES/OFB, etc.
 

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Actually, P25 digital transmissions are supported in SmartNet so long as there are no consoles attached to the system.
 

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greenthumb said:
Actually, P25 digital transmissions are supported in SmartNet so long as there are no consoles attached to the system.
I concur, and I believe you can use consoles provided the system isn't Simulcast.

Travis AFB in Solano County, CA is a SmartNet system running digital.
 
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