Jacksonville P-25 and GRE-800

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Okay I have a question about the new system being put in use n Jacksonville. Okay here is the system; Jacksonville City Public Safety - First Coast Radio (Project 25) Trunking System, Jacksonville, Florida - Scanner Frequencies I have heard that this system (Project 25 Motorola X2-TDMA ) is capable of being received on a GRE-800 Does anyone know if this is true or not I would like to know.if this system is still capable of being scanned? I have been scanning Jacksonville for over twenty years and would love to continue to do so.

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Yes. That is the scanner I am using to listen to them. Put in both trunked systems as the switchover to the P25 isn't complete. They are not using any Type 2 or hybrid TDMA talkgroups, to the best of my knowledge.

You will get some users (chiefs?) with encryption on all of JFRD talkgroups. Regardless, plug in a wildcard and listen. I have been updating the database, with help, as I can.....and you can too.

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I do not yet have a GRE-800, but I wanted to make sure before I get one. Still listening as best i can on the old system. Looking at selling some things, so I can buy a 800 scanner.

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It's a great scanner. The recording feature, "unlimited" memory, and ability to do P25 Phase 2 TDMA sold me on the scanner. I have the GRE PSR-500 and it rocks, but the -800 is the bee's knees.

If you are serious about buying it, download the scanner programming software (its' free).
PSR-800 Software Utility Manager v1.03 - Powered By Kayako SupportSuite

Also, I would be happy to meet you at the library, Starbucks, or some other establishment and show you my -800 scanner. PM me if interested.
 

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Can anyone comment on the amount of encrypted transmissions by JFRD? Contemplating purchase of the GRE-800. Thank you.
 

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Nearly 100%. Some engines, some rescues, some dispatch consoles remain unencrypted. However, most of the radio traffic is now encrypted. Interestingly, you may hear half of the "conversation" as one party may be in the clear and the other is encrypted.

Bottom line, if you are buying a digital scanner for JFRD listening.....don't. If you plan to use it for federal monitoring, more bells & whistles, and/or computer programming, buy it.

Digital is the future of radio ... And scanning ... So any investment in a digital scanner would be useful. Spend your digital dollars wisely and understand that many agencies that will employ new systems will have encryption as a cheap option (quoted on RR by others at $10 per radio).

I have been away from Jacksonville, but plan to run Unitrunker this weekend to capture new talkgroups, etc. To date, I have not discovered any TDMA talkgroups. This is possible with any new or upgraded systems, but not yet employed locally.
 

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ahhh no wonder I can hear them clear I hear a few TGs here and there I am using 396xt I see tg 1205 & 1257 came up today. I live in St Aug I get 1-2 bars I am not hooked up to computer I do see the sysid & etc
 
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