RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog

Go Back   The Forums > U.S. Regional Radio Discussion Forums > North Carolina Radio Discussion Forum

North Carolina Radio Discussion Forum - Forum for discussing Radio Information in the State of North Carolina.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2018, 7:39 AM
JDrisc3480's Avatar
  Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Shannon, North Carolina
Posts: 34
Default Raspberry PI as a P25 Scanner

I am putting this here because a lot of cities and counties are switching over to P25 and thought this would be a less expensive alternative to an actual digital scanner that I cannot afford. I saw a post on another website from a person who has a Raspberry PI setup as a P25 scanner. The problem is that he did not go into any detail as to what other equipment he is using or how it is setup. I am curious if this is even possible and if so what other equipment is needed. Has anyone done this that can give me some insight on how to make this work?

Thank you,


Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2018, 7:51 AM
fourthhorseman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Time to Refresh the Tree of Liberty.....
Posts: 2,027

Ras-Pi may be cheaper, but the set up is involved.

Try OP25..Google that and Raspberry pi,
use the Pi, B3+ it will involve loading the rtlsdr

getting the pieces to play nice is the big dilemma..
linux is easy, but the learning curve is harsh.

then you have the option use with a monitor on your desktop,
or fit a TFT on it to allow use on the go.
Also, if carrying around the will need to set up a power bank,

Cheaper, Yea..not by much..ras-pi may be 100..150 to set up well.
p25 capable hand held,,200..250...
Thomas's Grumpier German Cousin - Gustav the Railway Gun....
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2018, 7:59 AM
popnokick's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 1,781

.... and since it wasn't listed specifically in fourthhorseman's reply, you'll also need to buy an RTL-SDR USB receiver stick, which plugs into the RasPi USB. The RasPi itself has no radio receiver components.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions