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Old 07-16-2017, 1:57 AM
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Default BCD325P2 ProVoice Upgrade

I have the Uniden BCD325P2 and saw that there is an optional (paid) upgrade you can get that enables the ProVoice system CODEC. Is it worth it? I do live in Denver and see that the Denver County EDACS system does seem to be one of systems that has this. Anyone do this yet and is it worth it? What would it enable me to listen to without the upgrade? I know it wouldn't be able to decode the encrypted talk groups. Am I missing out on something?
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I think the PROVOICE is only an option on the BCD436HP and the BCD536HP. The only option for the BCD996P2 and the BCD325P2 is DMR.
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I think the PROVOICE is only an option on the BCD436HP and the BCD536HP. The only option for the BCD996P2 and the BCD325P2 is DMR.
I have ProVoice and DMR on my 325P2 , so its an option for all 4 scanners.
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Check here;

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Old 07-16-2017, 8:03 AM
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I have the Uniden BCD325P2 and saw that there is an optional (paid) upgrade you can get that enables the ProVoice system CODEC. Is it worth it? I do live in Denver and see that the Denver County EDACS system does seem to be one of systems that has this. Anyone do this yet and is it worth it? What would it enable me to listen to without the upgrade? I know it wouldn't be able to decode the encrypted talk groups. Am I missing out on something?
ProVoice is limited to a few talkgroups used by special units within Denver Police Department and those talkgroups are not always active. You can get a sense of what the upgrade would get you by looking for any talkgroup flagged with D(igital) under the Mode column in the database. It is really personal preference for whether or not it is worth it for those kind of talkgroups. Keep in mind that Denver will likely be on a P25 system by 2019.
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Sorry missed that option with my 2 996p2's
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Spitfire, when Denver goes to P25, will I be able to hit them up north by Loveland or will they still be on a low power wattage?
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Thanks for the replys guys. I guess I'll ponder on that, since it only looks like a handful of talkgroups that are using the D mode. I'll probably go ahead with the DMR upgrade.
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Spitfire, when Denver goes to P25, will I be able to hit them up north by Loveland or will they still be on a low power wattage?
It is unlikely if you cannot currently hear Denver. They do not have a design for the new system yet, but they will likely reuse many of the same towers that they have now.
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