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Upgrading systems

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ButchGone

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I'm curious about digital/analog systems that are currently 3600 baud...what is involved with upgrading to a 9600 baud all digital system? If quantar repeaters are in use, do all of the "computer" systems have to be replaced or can they be upgraded? Is this a costly move? Does having an existing 3600 baud system help? I'm just wondering what the cost/installation would be like comparing the upgrade of an existing system vs. building an entirely new system.
Oh, radios in field are XTS series, 2500's and 5000's...can they be upgraded and is this costly as well?
Thank you in advance!
 

FuelForFire

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im800mhz said:
The XTL/XTS can be upgraded
Just a note:

That is true for 2nd generation Astro poducts (i.e. XTS5000/2500, XTL5000/2500/1500 etc.)

The older astro products (Astro Saber, XTS3000, Astro Spectra) are a whole other animal when it comes to 9600 kps trunking. It requires a specific Host/DSP not just the latest. If you have the lastest firmware and want to add 9600 kps trunking you would need a "downgrade" which may or may not be possible. Some one else may be able to answer that.
 
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