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NXDN96 conventional on f5051D

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Database Admin
Dec 19, 2002
Have a VHF frequency just recently switched to conventional nxdn. I have an icom f5051d mobile and wondered if I can monitor it by setting the RAN to 0? It decodes in dsd as nxdn96 and I can hear talking.


5B2_BEE00 Czar
Jul 12, 2008
Cobb County, GA Stadium Crime Zone
So long as the NXDN conventional you are wanting to monitor is 6.25KHz (what Kenwood calls "ultra narrow") and not 12.5KHz, your 5051 should work fine that way.

Remember that iDAS (Icom) is ONLY capable of 6.25KHz digital, Kenwood NXDN can do either 12.5 or 6.25.


Premium Subscriber
Jan 1, 2009
Unfortunately, "NXDN96" indicates 9600 baud, or 12.5 kHz NXDN. As MTS2000des pointed out, Icom radios only support 4800 baud, 6.25 kHz NXDN.

If the channel you are wanting to monitor is conventional and not encrypted, then you have the option of purchasing a Kenwood NEXEDGE radio to monitor it with. Setting the RAN code to 0 works as a digital carrier squelch on Kenwoods as well.
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