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I am looking for a Kenwood Radio that will work on both the NXDN NEXEDGE 4800
and the NXDN NEXEDGE 9600 systems. Can anyone tell me what the differences are between them?
 

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Can anyone tell me what the differences are between them?
NXDN™: A brief overview | What is NXDN™ ? | NXDN Forum Website

NXDN 6.25 kHz (iDAS)
Vocoder AMBE+2
Codec Rate 3600 bps
Transmission Rate 4800 bps
Modulation 4-level FSK
Peak deviation 1.05 kHz
Symbol Deviation
01 +3 +1050 Hz
00 +1 +350 Hz
10 –1 –350 Hz
11 –3 –1050 Hz
Emission designators
4K00F1D data
4K00F1E voice
4K00F1W voice & data
4K00F7W voice & data
4K00F2D CW ID

NXDN 12.5 kHz (NEXEDGE)
Vocoder AMBE+2
Codec Rate 7200 bps
Transmission Rate 9600 bps
Modulation 4-level FSK
Peak deviation 2.4 kHz
Symbol Deviation
01 +3 +2400 Hz
00 +1 +800 Hz
10 -1 -800 Hz
11 -3 -2400 Hz
Emission designators
4K00F2D CW ID
8K30F1D data
8K30F1E voice
8K30F1W voice & data
8K30F7W voice & data
 
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I am looking for a Kenwood Radio that will work on both the NXDN NEXEDGE 4800
and the NXDN NEXEDGE 9600 systems. Can anyone tell me what the differences are between them?
Some of the very low end commercial/business radios that Kenwood sold would only do 4800NXDN.

For the record, in Kenwood language, this is what they are called:

6.25KHz/4800baud NXDN is called "Very Narrow NXDN" in the programming software.
12.5KHz/9600baud NXDN is called "Narrow NXDN" in the programming software.

As long as you don't go with the low end radio, they'll all do both out of the box.

As for how they are different, the list above covers the technical details. In real life:
Very Narrow NXDN tends to have a bit better coverage. It uses 6.25KHz wide channels, so it's easy to stick it in between other users.
Narrow NXDN tends to not have quite as good coverage, but it benefits from having a wider channel/higher data rate, so if you are using the radios to transmit data, video, GPS location, etc. it can be a better choice.

What kind of radio are you looking for?
Base? Mobile? Portable? VHF? UHF? 800MHz? 900MHz?

What's your budget?
New? Used?

Most of all, what's your experience level programming radios?
 
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