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dbs1023

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just curious if anyone knows who all around central arkansas uses provoice. i'm thinking about doing the upgrade but I don't want to waste money if I will not pick up anything extra.
 

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I’ve not encountered any provoice at all down in that area,but I don’t search for new frequencies when I’m down there. I just use the information that’s in radioreference.
 

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DMR

I just purchased the DMR upgrade and have been working on getting my radio programmed for it. I came across several HAM DMR repeaters that I have not been able to locate in radio reference. DMR is something new to me and I didn't do much research on it before hand. i'm hoping someone can give me some pointers.

this is the page I found that lists the DMR repeaters.
https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/feature_search.php?state_id=05&type=DMR
 

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I’ve not encountered any provoice at all down in that area,but I don’t search for new frequencies when I’m down there. I just use the information that’s in radioreference.
i'm glad i didn't go ahead and purchase the ProVoice upgrade then.
 

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just curious if anyone knows who all around central arkansas uses provoice. i'm thinking about doing the upgrade but I don't want to waste money if I will not pick up anything extra.
Looking at the Arkansas database, I only see two EDACS systems, both for American Electric Power. Neither is using ProVoice.

The last ProVoice system in my area, DFW Airport, is set to switch to a new P25 Phase II system in the next month or two. I upgraded one of my scanner when the upgrade came out, so that I could hear the airport. So, I've gotten over a year's use on the upgrade. Couple of other systems in Texas are still ProVoice, but neither is in my immediate area.
 

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I just purchased the DMR upgrade and have been working on getting my radio programmed for it. I came across several HAM DMR repeaters that I have not been able to locate in radio reference. DMR is something new to me and I didn't do much research on it before hand. i'm hoping someone can give me some pointers.

this is the page I found that lists the DMR repeaters.
https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/feature_search.php?state_id=05&type=DMR
That is the place to look for Amateur DMR repeaters near you. Depending on the repeater, you may or may not hear/be close enough to hear them but they tend to cover fairly large areas.

Some have taken the time to add these repeaters to the database for their area - others, not so much.

Here are some examples:

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=8983

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=9243
 

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I believe that the nearest ProVoice system is Oklahoma City, OK - nowhere near Arkansas. At one time, before AWIN went P25, they had a semi-statewide EDACS system in the 1990s / early 2000s but it was analog EDACS and not digital.
 

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thank you guys for the help. i think i'll steer clear of the update. So far i've figured out the DMR programming and it does have really good range if outdoors, as soon as I walk inside I loose anything I once had on DMR.
 

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thank you guys for the help. i think i'll steer clear of the update. So far i've figured out the DMR programming and it does have really good range if outdoors, as soon as I walk inside I loose anything I once had on DMR.
It depends on how your house is constructed. If it is a brick home, or (worse) you have aluminum siding, then yes you will have some signal attenuation. Almost any antenna outside will be an improvement over an antenna inside.
 
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