Bucky, have you heard any rumblings about the performance of the APX portables? We've had ours for a short time, and a couple of our officers have noted they have run into digital breakup of reception in some places where the XTS' worked OK.
we put ours into service about 3 or 4 weeks ago. So far we have had some intermittent muffled audio from the portables. Not sure if it's the mics or the units themselves. We went with the "upgraded" RSMs- NNTN8203. There are a couple different sets of advice out there- to talk "down" into the mic, and to talk "offset", speaking into basically the left side of the mic instead of dead center. Still trying to figure out which works best. Regardless, it's a poor design if users have to be that cognizant of where there mouth is in relation to the handheld RSM. Like how do you even figure that out with a mask on?Bucky, have you heard any rumblings about the performance of the APX portables? We've had ours for a short time, and a couple of our officers have noted they have run into digital breakup of reception in some places where the XTS' worked OK.
Late reply as I haven't been on here in a few months but as of now no agencies in Montco have moved over to the new system full time yet. PD4 and PD7 are active on the east side of the P16 system.SInce I now have a patient in Trooper I unlocked PD4 to monitor. Been at least 2 weeks and I haven't heard anything on the East System. I had PD7 also unlocked. Has the eastern part of the county switched over to the new system? Just wondering because I can monitor Lower Merion countywide.
Sorry, Yes I am in Langhorne. But I was in North Wales tonight and that is where I was trying it out. North Wales is on the West SystemIf you're in Langhorne, you probably will only pick up the west system when conditions are just right. I'm on the east end of the county and rarely pick it up on my scanner (and I get bonked on my portable when I tune to a west talkgroup). When I drive closer to the east/west dividing point (roughly rt. 353) things get clearer. (I didn't vet your control channel freqs but I assume you're using what's in the DB).