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esu78

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I want to monitor a local idas conventional system.

can i use a kenwood nxdn with RAN set to 'None' to monitor?

for some reason it doesnt seem to decode- i see activity- and i confirmed its not trunk

I was assuming the nxdn/idas was supossed to play nice together.

perhaps i am missing something....
any one successful in this?

John
 

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They should play nice.

Difference between Kenwood NexEdge and Icom IDAS is that Icom only does 6.25KHz channels, while a Kenwood will do 6.25 and 12.5KHz channels. In the Kenwood programming software, this is designated as Narrow (12.5KHz) and Very Narrow (6.25KHz).

Make sure your Kenwood is in "Very Narrow" mode.
 

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could the Icom system be programmed for encryption, and as someone else stated the "narow" vs "Very Narrow", it is critical that the Kenwood be in Very Narrow, as the Icom will not do IDAS in narrow.

Good luck I have many Icoms and Kenwoods playing very well together in conventional.
 

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Great thanks both-
i will verify my settings on here with the 'very narrow'.

I see the busy light and hear the signal (one channel i set in Mix mode)
But no RX audio
Very possible encryption ? Yuck !


thanks again
John
 
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