I enter all this frequencies listed in the database per listing of an agency. My R30 picks up P25 awesome and usually hear both sides of the conversation. Its an awesome radio.I noticed as I was programming my R30 that my local PD has 3 encrypted channels. Look your system up and make
sure you are not entering control channel frequencies...there is no audio there. Also make certain the groups you want are not
encrypted. I just entered the non control channels in my R30 for strong local towers and it works perfectly on P25. Both systems are phase 1
apco 25 that I listen to.
Thanks Gommert...I hadn't spotted that feature update.Scrambler code programming is supported in the latest release of ARC30.
The European and Japan versions descramble NXDN and dPMR signals if the key is known, page 7-7:Scrambler codes? what are you talking about?
I think the display is fine. I also like the display on my Icom 7410 and my Icom 2730A so I like the white background!My biggest gripe with the R30 is the display - it's just plain awful. For the price one pays for this receiver Icom really skimped on the one part of the receiver that matters most (after the audio). Yaesu got the message with the FT-2DR and its hideous display by releasing the FT-3DR with a full color TFT display Surely Icom could have implemented something similar on the R30.
By comparison, my AOR-8200D has a much nicer backlit LCD which is clear and legible. The R30 display looks like an old passive matrix display from the 1990's.
I like the R30 overall and I think it's a well engineered receiver but Icom really messed up by cutting corners with the display.