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Old 02-08-2013, 4:27 PM
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Based on what you describe, it sounds like they are in the process of transitioning to P25 digital. Eventually even dispatch will sound like that "fax on crack" you were describing.

Depending on how handy you are with computers and technical stuff, you might want to head over to the Digital Voice Decoding Software forum here on this site and have a look at what folks like me are doing with RTL SDR dongles (just type that into and you'll see what they are) and a little piece of absolute genius wizardry called DSD for Windows. You might be able to save yourself a few hundred bucks if it'll work for your needs. I just ordered two of these little gizmo's for a whopping $15 a piece. Can't wait to try 'em out.

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