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I need a radio that can do most popular radio systems for Public Safety

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I need a radio that can do most popular radio systems for Public Safety
Any help would be appreciated thank you and please tell me how much it would cost to do I need a license to carry one I need software that you can block the transmission button
 

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Jake-
Trust me on this: Stick with scanners. Programming professional
radios takes a lot of experience and if done wrong can cause major issues
for authorized system users
Programming professional radios is for trained personnel only.
And before you ask: No I am not angry. Just trying to help you out. :)
Stick with scanners buddy.
Thanks!
Marshall KE4ZNR
 

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Public safety radio

Most PS radios are designed to work with one system (P25, Mototrbo, etc.) There is no radio available that can cover all of the digital types and frequencies.
 

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I should of bought a new scanner that can do open sky I really need to buy a scanner that can do all systems but I'm not really sure if they're going to make one that can do all Public Safety. Systems if you see my signature I am using the new unit and then handheld I am not sure if it has open sky or not
 

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I should of bought a new scanner that can do open sky I really need to buy a scanner that can do all systems but I'm not really sure if they're going to make one that can do all Public Safety. Systems if you see my signature I am using the new unit and then handheld I am not sure if it has open sky or not
Sorry, but no scanner will work on OpenSky and since any radio on that type of system would need a valid login, even if you got a commercial radio that worked on OpenSky, it still wouldn't work without the login (just like a computer won't let you onto your banking site without a valid login).
 

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I should of bought a new scanner that can do open sky I really need to buy a scanner that can do all systems but I'm not really sure if they're going to make one that can do all Public Safety. Systems if you see my signature I am using the new unit and then handheld I am not sure if it has open sky or not
Because some people (not you) have such stupid and annoying signatures, many of us turn off signatures, so many never see yours or anyone else's signature.

Just something everyone needs to keep in mind.....
 

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Because some people (not you) have such stupid and annoying signatures, many of us turn off signatures, so many never see yours or anyone else's signature.

Just something everyone needs to keep in mind.....
I agree. Jake is a nice kid. Some people have obviously personally worked with him. Everyone posting in these forums needs to be a little bit more tolerant. If you think someone is trolling you, read some previous post history for context. Its not a deep dark secret, folks.
 

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Your only reasonable option is one of the current generation scanners that do P25 trunking (including Phase II TDMA). You can get into one of those for several hundred dollars.

OpenSky is not monitorable. Except by a radio that is authorized and part of the specific OpenSky system that is at issue. No scanner will monitor it at any price.

What else will a scanner be unable to touch?

Anything that's encrypted.
ProVoice, usually associated with EDACS systems.
MotoTRBO in any format
NXDN in any format

The two way radio option is, as described earlier, not for the inexperienced. There are WAY too many ways to get into trouble with that sort of a radio. Consider that those radios are DESIGNED to talk on those systems. You have to do some very cute tricks to make them NOT transmit while still being able to listen, and some of those tricks require deep knowledge of the radios and/or the systems.

No single commercial radio will even handle a combination of EDACS and Motorola formatted trunking systems. (Smartnet, Smartzone, Astro)

Granted, it is fun to mess around with these radios (as I do) but I do not recommend that you do it. If you do, you WILL be venturing into the shadows. You WILL make mistakes. Radios that you didn't
intend to transmit, WILL transmit and you will have to figure out how to stop them from doing it before somebody notices. If that somebody is NICE about it they'll just deny your radio on the system. If
they're a hard@$$ about it they'll try to find you.

Buy a new scanner with all the bells and whistles. Please. You'll get to hear more than you could with any SINGLE mobile or portable public safety radio and never run the risk of getting into troublesome territory in the process.
 

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A Scanner has those capabilities, any of the recent popular models will work.

I need a radio that can do most popular radio systems for Public Safety
Any help would be appreciated thank you and please tell me how much it would cost to do I need a license to carry one I need software that you can block the transmission button
 
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