Ar 8200 mk 2 p25

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Ar 8200 mk 3 p25

I have a AR8200 Mk 3 I just purchased and love it. But my countys public safety system just went to a P25 system. So I'm assuming this aor receiver will not be able to receive this type of signal even with any of aor's add on's. (cards etc.)

I will be keeping this unit but expect I will now have to purchase a digital scanner like a GRE 500 or 600.

Appreciate any opinions.

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HiCountry
 
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AOR makes a P25 add on, and is marketed for the 8600, 5000 and other high end receivers. Do not see why it would not work with the 8200. Think it goes for $350.00 ish......

Still conventional here in Pittsburgh.
 

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hi high country trader, my name is ike and my email is ikea50us@yahoo.com. please let me know what you find out about the digtal card for your ar8200 mk3 as i also have one and like mine very much. would like to try it out if it works. thank you. dwight d. icenhower [han call ka8gzw]
 

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The AOR 8200 series are not "Trunk-Tracking" scanners. So they will not follow a trunked system properly, even with the P25 option.
 
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Their license states its a conventional system. I don't know if that just means its not digital or not trunked. I have found there isn't the perfect receiver i.e. scanner as yet. Appears that GRE and Uniden have some good units for p25 trunked systems.

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Their license states its a conventional system. I don't know if that just means its not digital or not trunked. I have found there isn't the perfect receiver i.e. scanner as yet. Appears that GRE and Uniden have some good units for p25 trunked systems.

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If it's not a TRS, but is P25 digital, then the AOR w/P25 option should work.
 

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I believe the P25 option card is for the larger desktop radio such as the 8600. There is no room inside the 8200 for such an addition.
 

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they already rip you enough for the add on card's. is it just me or is it too much to expect spending $600.00 on a receiver and getting pl/dpl built in ?. granted they are supposed to be nice,but you also have to spend an eternity figuring the thing out.
 
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I have to agree with you. They should have an online AOR college for this unit. Granted it can pick up almost any analog signal out there. But is a difficult unit to learn. As it is I now need to sell it and get a digital unit for my area, Didn't think my area here would go P25 for quite awhile but they did.

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P25 digital is why I sold my AOR 8000 and Yupiteru 7100, they wont do trunking either..
But you have to remember AOR markets these units as receivers not scanners. So if you still listen to Ham, SW, LW and Mil Air the AOR will fit the bill. If you want a good scanner try the Radio Shack 106, Uniden 996XT or GRE 600.
 
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