New ProVoice Scanner?

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I have heard that there is a scanner on the market (or soon will be) that will decode ProVoice Digital. I've heard that it is about $1000. I spoke with someone earlier today that claims to have heard PV audio on a scanner from a local PD.

Does anyone have any info? If a scanner can do it, it would be BC.
 

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Thanks, but this is all from 2006. Is there anything new from 2008? This just tells me that in 2006 the answer was no. I just heard today that there may be.
 
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Here we go again. It would be nice to hear my county again. But I'm not holding my breath. But at 1k I think I'll just go without.
 
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There is no here we go again!! I am a M/A-Com provider and am just trying to get a straight answer. The link above is from 2006, this is 2008. See the time difference? My source at M/A-Com think he has possibly heard there is one as well. Nothing wrong in asking people here as scanner geeks have more inside insight in scanners.
 

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There is no here we go again!! I am a M/A-Com provider and am just trying to get a straight answer. The link above is from 2006, this is 2008. See the time difference? My source at M/A-Com think he has possibly heard there is one as well. Nothing wrong in asking people here as scanner geeks have more inside insight in scanners.
Straightest answer I can give you is that there is no "official" ProVoice scanner out there, but scanners have been used as an input to a MA/Com radio for decoding. See this article in the wiki for details: http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Digital_Voice_Conversion_Method

-AZ
 

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My source at M/A-Com think he has possibly heard there is one as well.
Your source and the rumormill is wrong. There is no scanner, and until M/A-Com allows a manufacturer to make one, there won't be.
 

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Well, I was going to post a new thread, but I saw this one... so I guess it'll fit in here. We are going to a Pro-voice- P25 system in Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County, VA. Yes, I'm still confused about the Pro-voice P25 combination. Chris Sarantos, a sales manager with M/A-COM was quoted in our local paper (the Daily News Record) as saying there is nothing preventing scanner manufacturers from developing a Provoice capable scanner. It was stated he spoke of supply and demand.

Here's the link:
http://www.dailynews-record.com/news_details.php?AID=29900&CHID=1

I hate to ask if M/A-COM is just playing their cards, or the age old question of if there will ever be a Provoice scanner (I'm under the understanding absolutely not), but it seems like this comment opens up a can of worms and questions their integrity if he is not being honest. Or it could have been sloppy reporting :)

I have a PSR-500 (absolutely nothing against Uniden), and have posed the question to GRE's support team. I thought maybe I could get some opinions on Uniden's thread as well... and maybe UPman would catch it and provide some insight.

Thanks,
Todd

 

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ProVoice sales people have sold their system to users on the fact that they would never release their standards like the open P25, so scanners would never be legally sold...
 
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