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Norman new 6 site phase II system

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Well I am sure any hole in coverage that occurs if site 40 goes away will be filled in by the OKWIN system Moore water tower site and Lexington somewhat.
 

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So I just saw this. They added Moore PD and fire. So I have everything imported into my 536, but it sounds like crap. It doesn't sound like it's encrypted but it sounds very garbled. I broadcast the Moore feed on broadcasify. I hope they keep the old channel active for a while.
 

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So I just saw this. They added Moore PD and fire. So I have everything imported into my 536, but it sounds like crap. It doesn't sound like it's encrypted but it sounds very garbled. I broadcast the Moore feed on broadcasify. I hope they keep the old channel active for a while.
Moore is on the OKWIN system. Tg3119 is likely a link. I dont think they have any plans to change soon unless I missed something???
 

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Sorry I always try to avoid posting to boards because I usually say something dumb. I don't know what a link is. I think I need to learn more about this stuff before I try to participate. :)
 

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Sorry I always try to avoid posting to boards because I usually say something dumb. I don't know what a link is. I think I need to learn more about this stuff before I try to participate. :)
No need to feel "dumb." None of us learned all this overnight. What he meant by "link" is actually a patch (or feed) from OKWIN to the new system. It's probably not permanent, but who really knows. The Norman system is still 'settling in.' Never feel bashful to post or ask questions! We're ALL learning!
 
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No need to feel "dumb." None of us learned all this overnight. What he meant by "link" is actually a patch (or feed) from OKWIN to the new system. It's probably not permanent, but who really knows. The Norman system is still 'settling in.' Never feel bashful to post or ask questions! We're ALL learning!
No, no. I knew *nothing* yesterday and today I know *everything*.

The patches from OKWIN to Norman P25 are terrible and that applies whether or not its a Norman OKWIN group that is still split or if it's another agency's OKWIN group. No idea how these work technically, but it may be the case that they are P25 -> Analog -> P25 which will never sound good. Ever. If the bridge/patch/link/feed/crossover transcodes the digital signal from one format to the other, I'd expect there to be no difference in a "patched" signal and a "native" signal. Since that's not what we're hearing, I suspect it's being demodulated then remodulated.

Also, too, consumer scanners rarely sound as good as professional P25 radios (regardless of vendor).
 
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