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P25 Phase II Questions

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What is the difference between the two phases? Will Phase I be phased out eventually and Phase II taken over?

Is the audio quality any difference in Phase II? Thanks!
 

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What is the difference between the two phases?
Phase two allows two slot TDMA on a traffic channel. That's two independent conversations. The voice channels may be mixed Phase 1 compatible voice channels interleaved with Phase 2 channels. Control channels are essentially the same.

Will Phase I be phased out eventually and Phase II taken over?
Possibly. All Phase 1 radios would need to be upgraded or replaced.

For simplicity, interop and mutual aid channels might stay Phase 1.
 

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Phase 1 support 25Khz/12.5Khz channel spacing. Phase 2 support the future spacing of 6.25khz.
Not quite - that was the sales message from Motorola and the TIA in the early 90's which was based on a dream that future advances in electronics would allow them to meet their targets inside a 6.25khz channel.

It seems that either the state of the art in electronics isn't what they expected, or the laws of physics intervened, so P25 Phase 2 is actually 6.25kHz "equivalent" meaning that 2 slot TDMA inside a 12.5kHz channel was require to meet the targets of phase 2.

A P25 Phase 2 channel still requires 12.5 kHz of RF bandwidth no matter how you look at it.

Cheers,
Matt
 

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Clock accuracy is a problem at 6.25 kHz.

A 600 Hz error at both ends at 12.5 kHz is tolerable. Not so at 6.25 kHz.
 

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dont know much about p25 but are there any scanners that can recive p25 phase two in the market
 

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thanks was considering buying a gre 800 but im not sure if i should wait for the 900 thats supposed to be coming out this year
 
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