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Icom Radio to listen NX96 Trunking Voice Conversations

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Hi all!

Please refresh my mind. If I remember correctly I saw some information about new IDAS Icom radios with 12.5 kHz/IDAS 9600 bps compatibility. It should be able to listen NX96 trunking voice conversations. But I missed model # of these radios. Tried to find them at Icom web site, but no luck, because specs have nothing on IDAS 9600 or 12.5 Digital.

Please help.
 

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I don't know about Icom's IDAS as well as I do Kenwood, but last I knew, Icom's only did 4800/6.25KHz NXDN.
Kenwood is the only one that I know for sure that does 6.25 as well as 12.5KHz on -most- of their NexEdge radios.

If Icom has started adding 12.5KHz, that would be good to know. I know they are both starting to offer version C and D trunking on each others radios.
 

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That's good to hear. That was always one of the compatibility issues between Kenwood and Icom. With both now being able to do 6.25 and 12.5 as well as both flavors of trunking, this will be good for business.

Now if Icom would just hurry the frick up and start building an 800MHz radio, I'd be able to use them on my system.
 

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NXDN™ Trunking | What is NXDN™ ? | NXDN Forum Website

Type C trunking uses a control channel. Type D trunking uses a distributed control style.

Kenwood NexEdge uses Type C. I have a NexEdge system and use a single control channel for the system. The system changes the channel used every night to spread the load/wear and tear around.

Icom IDAS uses a system more like LTR where "home" channels send out data messages to the radios.
 
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