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Can someone help me with information on a good kenwood with nextedge to buy to listen to our county sheriff. They just went next edge 155.490 and I think I will go with a nextedge radio and not a discrimator tap. Thank you for your help.
 

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I have a icom f3161 ds it's pretty good and I like it. I got it in event if a business or railroad went nxdn/idas. It's small light has nice display and the software isn't too bad I bought the latest for pretty good price. Make sure the radio you look at says its nxdn ready or capable ready. Thr software also has a read protect to prevent anyone from reading radio just make sure you save the codeplug new before edit then another with finished data without read protection. I got mine used. Was a luck of moment thing basically new at a meet. The seller went to a larger model radio. Overall I like it. Just make sure before you buy one or a nxdn radio they aren't using the security encryption feature or it would be useless to hear them.

And mine is a icom not a kenwood
 
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Can someone help me with information on a good kenwood with nextedge to buy to listen to our county sheriff. They just went next edge 155.490 and I think I will go with a nextedge radio and not a discrimator tap. Thank you for your help.
More info needed.
NexEdge radio on VHF, got it.

Mobile or Portable?
How many channels?
What kind of display?
Do you need trunking?

Portable:
NX-210 would be the higher end VHF portable.
NX-200 is a smaller version of the NX-210.
NX-220, basic hand held.
NX-240, no trunking, no display, 6.25KHz digital and analog.

Mobile:
NX-700 would be the high end VHF mobile.
NX-720 Internal GPS, less channel capacity.
NX-740 no trunking, limited display, 6.25KHz digital and analog.
 

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HOLEBILLY,

As pointed out above, your investment will be useless if the county sheriff has switched encryption on. If you don't know for sure it's in the clear, I'd recommend have a go with a scanner/dongle and DSD+ software. If that works ok then have a look for a dedicated transceiver. A dongle is about $10-$20, the software is free.

Jim
 

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You also need to know if it is 12.5KHz or 6.25KHz NXDN as one company only does 6.25KHz, and I can not remember off the top of my head whether it is Kenwood or Icom that only does 6.25KHz NXDN
 

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mmckenna said:
Icom does 6.25KHz NXDN only. Kenwood does 12.5KHz and 6.25KHz.
Thank you for that sir! I could not remember!
 
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