Pro-18 Simulcast Distortion?

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I am going to take the plunge and order a Pro-18 at a heavily discounted price. How well does this radio perform on linear simulcast? Does this radio distort like the Pro-106/PSR500? Of course, this won't deter my decision because I'm ordering it now. LOL.
 
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Yep

I hope you were not planning on Overstock.com for the radio.

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Yes, I discovered that there were no more units at Overstock. Oh well, it was worth a try. Thanks for your response. If I happen to find one of these in a pawn shop, I will certainly drop some money.
 

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The Pro-18 works well on our local simulcast, which is known to be difficult for some radios. I monitor daily, and have very few garbled transmissions.
 

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Garbled Is Norm Here

The Pro-18 works well on our local simulcast, which is known to be difficult for some radios. I monitor daily, and have very few garbled transmissions.
Recently, some type of linear simulcasting alteration/installation occurred on our P25 trunking system. Since then, I frequently experience simulcast distortion on my GRE-designed radio. My model is the same as the Pro-106.

Oh well, all I can do is hope. I seriously doubt Overstock will be selling many more at the heavily-discounted price of $79.
 

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There are different flavors of simulcast, and it seems different radios are stronger at decoding the different flavors. For example, my PRO-18 doesn't decode Stafford County, Virginia's simulcast system very well. However, the reception of the older Charlottesville-area Motorola simulcast system is excellent. But people with newer Uniden scanners have reported garbled transmissions on the Charlottesville system while the Uniden x36HP handles Stafford County very well.
 

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Linear Distortion on Pro-18?

There are different flavors of simulcast, and it seems different radios are stronger at decoding the different flavors. For example, my PRO-18 doesn't decode Stafford County, Virginia's simulcast system very well. However, the reception of the older Charlottesville-area Motorola simulcast system is excellent. But people with newer Uniden scanners have reported garbled transmissions on the Charlottesville system while the Uniden x36HP handles Stafford County very well.
Since I don't own a Uniden 436HP yet, I don't know how the "analyze" function works. But, I am hoping that there is an interactive function of this radio that allows you to adjust the radio to optimal reception for the various systems. I am not talking about a Global, but individual adjustment. That might be asking too much. Still, I believe this radio can be adjusted for better reception from what I've read here.

I know that some people were having difficulty decoding the TxWarn P25 system, specific to TDMA, Houston PD. Of course, I am speaking specifically about the new Phase II scanners. But, I don't think they are experiencing linear simulcast distortion like mine.

I am going to have the $$$$ pretty soon.

I wish I'd responded to the initial selling of the Pro-18. I have never quite understood why RS did not make an equivalent of the PSR 800.
 
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