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MDC 1200_600 question ??

merlin

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I will ask here too. Does anybody know if Motorola's MDC 1200_600 is comparable with or same as Ericssons G-STAR //
 

jruta

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Comparable? Yes (all ANI) but compatible? I’m not sure. My old HT1k (Visar also) D-revision I think was capable of MDC1200/600 and GE star if memory serves correctly. We only used 1200 so I’m not sure about compatibility within a set system.
 

merlin

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I'm guessing it isn't but would like some certainty.
I call this squeak up, turn on repeaters, Quiet channel selcal, send radio ID and emergency data etc.
A boatload of radios, all Ericsson-Harris-MaCom, (Tyco) and would like to eavesdrop on a Motorola system. See this squeak up data.
G-star is proprietary for Harris and Motorola made a lot of money from MDC so a tight lid on information here.I can use Multipsk with my scanner but two radios for one system is too messy.
Many thanks.
 

wa8pyr

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I'm guessing it isn't but would like some certainty.
I call this squeak up, turn on repeaters, Quiet channel selcal, send radio ID and emergency data etc.
A boatload of radios, all Ericsson-Harris-MaCom, (Tyco) and would like to eavesdrop on a Motorola system. See this squeak up data.
G-star is proprietary for Harris and Motorola made a lot of money from MDC so a tight lid on information here.I can use Multipsk with my scanner but two radios for one system is too messy.
Many thanks.
No. MDC and G-STAR (also known as GE-STAR) are completely different formats; the only similarity is that they're both ANI protocols. MDC has mostly become the de-facto standard.

That being said, many relatively recent radios from Harris and predecessors now offer MDC functionality.
 
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