PCR-1500 owners need ur help

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Yokoshibu

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I have been told the 2500 will not recieve up to 865 mhz that it stops at 859.99 does the 1500 do that as well? my problem is some local stuff i monitor has control channels up as high as 865.... I can get a full coverage model direct from japan but i would rather not do that and just get one stateside.

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Check out the web page on the Universal website - the breaks are probably necessary to get past the ridiculous anti cellular law that's still on the books.

That link can be found on the Receiving Equipment page (click on 'Computer controlled receivers' on that page - which it can be...) from the military monitoring wiki at:

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/VHF/UHF_Military_Monitoring

There are also 2 Yahoo groups for the 1500 listed there. 73s Mike

[edit] Just checked it myself - looks like the answer is no, the coverage on the 1500 appears to be more complete than on the 2500
 
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Yokoshibu said:
I have been told the 2500 will not recieve up to 865 mhz that it stops at 859.99 does the 1500 do that as well? my problem is some local stuff i monitor has control channels up as high as 865.... I can get a full coverage model direct from japan but i would rather not do that and just get one stateside.

First of all Universal posted an Asian bandplan which is not correct. According to the FCC OET website there are no breaks except the two cellular bands (824-846/869-891 MHz).

Keep in mind that the new Icoms can not track the trunks out of the box and the APCO25 card will not work on trunk systems (aka the AOR ARD-25). It will only handle conventional systems. Guess Icom like its other ham brothers don't want to fork up the bigtime cash for the license to add MOT/EDACS/LTR trunking.

73 de Chief
 

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Navairboss said:
Yokoshibu said:
I have been told the 2500 will not recieve up to 865 mhz that it stops at 859.99 does the 1500 do that as well? my problem is some local stuff i monitor has control channels up as high as 865.... I can get a full coverage model direct from japan but i would rather not do that and just get one stateside.

First of all Universal posted an Asian bandplan which is not correct. According to the FCC OET website there are no breaks except the two cellular bands (824-846/869-891 MHz).

Keep in mind that the new Icoms can not track the trunks out of the box and the APCO25 card will not work on trunk systems (aka the AOR ARD-25). It will only handle conventional systems. Guess Icom like its other ham brothers don't want to fork up the bigtime cash for the license to add MOT/EDACS/LTR trunking.

73 de Chief

Hello,

I am very interested in this receiver because of it dual receiver capability. It has the potential to be a good receiver for Trunker, etc.

I have a AOR 8600 with the 8600 P25 board. The 8600 P25 board appears to be used in the ARD-25. I have used the 8600 as a voice receiver with trunker and decoded trunked P25 voice on a 3600 Motorola trunked system.

73 Eric
 

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NAVAIR thank you, I knew universal had it wrong and I didnt see it on the fcc's site but I will have to go back and look again for it!

Trunk PCR is pretty nice and I plan on using that but I dunno who will come out with something to run apco trunk, I think it will only be a matter of time b4 we see one come out.

Thanks Nav!

update i just checked the 2500 and it too goes up to like 867 as well
 
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I have a PCR1500 and it does go up to 867., I also use TrunkPCR, and it works very well. I'm sellling my PCR1500 (with frimware update) with UT 106 DSP unit installed. The Icom software is very, very nice.

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Yokoshibu
I'm selling becouse I want to get the PCR2500 as soon as it is realesed. The PCR1500 is a great scanner and I love the Icom software. Two of these babies in one package fills my needs quite well. In addation, I will be putting my Uniden 246T as soon as I purchase the PCR2500.
Although I don't do too much SWL anymore, I love to listent o 40 and 80 meters ham bands. The PCR1500 does a fine job. Not as good as my Kenwood R5000 for DX, but for local and everyday coverage it gets the job done.

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