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Hi all. Does anyone know if, for example, the EVX-530 or any other VS radio supports DCDM (dual capacity direct mode) that can be found in the MotoTRBO Gen 2 radios like the XPR 3500 or 7550? I saw here where it talks about direct mode. Is this similar, the same, or completely different than the TRBO line's DCDM?

My reason for asking is that our group is starting to move towards digital but we only use simplex. We have a license for 4 UHF itinerant frequencies but with DCDM we could effectively have 8 talk paths at the same time, which would be very beneficial. We really don't want or need a repeater(s) to perform this since DCDM exists in the TRBO radios. VS seems to be a tad cheaper however and we could get a few more of the VS radios.

Thank you so much for your help!!
 
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