Provoice upgrade on BCD325P2 - worth the money for OKC?

tvengr

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I don't know if Oklahoma City has migrated to the P25 system. A local can give you the status of that info. I have a P25 programming file for the 325P2. What program software are you using?
 

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I just bought it. No software yet. I know from visiting OKC consistently that they are P25. I'm wondering what I am missing without the Provoice upgrade.

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According to this thread, it looks like there is activity on the new P25 system. OKlahoma City APCO P25 PI & PII TDMA Alternating I would suspect that the ProVoice upgrade may be a waste of money at this time. Everyone will be migrating to the new P25 system. If you download and install Butel ARC-XT for the free trial period, I have a file that you can use to program your scanner. ARC-XT supports ProVoice, DMR, and NXDN. You can use FreeSCAN, a free program, which will be fine for the P25 system, but does not support DMR or NXDN. Downloads - Sixspot Software You can also use ProScan, another paid program. Both ARC-XT and ProScan have free trial periods so you can try them and decide what is best for you.
 

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If I didn't already have it on 2 of my three PV capable radios, I wouldn't buy it now - FD and PD are all on the new P25 system and the BCD325P2 will be fine (save, of course, for simulcast issues).
 

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Thanks for the insight. I was leaning towards not doing the upgrade. This clinches it.
 
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