nxden from uniden

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johnk9deputy

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I have not kept up with what's been going on in the forms with uniden, so I am sorry if this question has been asked before. but does anyone know or have Uniden said anything about doing software to
receive the nexden frequency?

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Short answer - they've said nothing.
Very true. I also would like to see the upgrade offered.

While I have no quarrel with the "no announcement of pending upgrades", I admit to being curious as to why the delay. Is something in the 436/536 design prohibitive of enabling NXDN? The other possibility I have wondered about is if Uniden has not been able to negotiate a rights/royalty agreement on the feature.

Whistler has focused DMR & NXDN upgrades on receiving the related emission codes, not in actually trunk tracking the systems. For the low to medium activity systems I monitor, it works reasonably well. For both DMR & ProVoice, UPMan has indicated that they are paying royalties for each upgraded scanner. That, plus I would presume development cost, are parts of the reasons for the paid upgrades. If they are unable to reach a similar agreement on the NXDN trunking IP, then that may preclude the option being added. I would hope, if that is the case, Uniden would fall back to an emissions code format similar to Whistler's.
 

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436 works way too well at detecting nxdn transmissions in close call mode.


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Keep in mind that UPMan is notoriously silent on any upcoming upgrades until they are about to be released. In this case, Uniden would be playing catch-up since Whistler already has NXDN for their scanners, but nevertheless even if Uniden was developing something for NXDN, they won't say.

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