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Old 07-17-2017, 8:06 AM
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I was reading the G4 user manual (there isn't a user manual for the G5) and under the available protocols that are supported, it lists DMR conventional and DMR trunking. However, I was under the impression that the G4/G5 don't currently support DMR. Was I wrong?

Here's a link to the manual:
http://www.scannermaster.com/v/vspfi...ser-Manual.pdf

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Old 07-17-2017, 8:09 AM
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I don't think there is DMR in the actual protocol page for neither G4 or G5. I own both and never seen DMR listed. Would be nice tho!
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I don't think there is DMR in the actual protocol page for neither G4 or G5. I own both and never seen DMR listed. Would be nice tho!
Good point! I just checked PPS and I don't see it either. Weird that it's in the manual.

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Good point! I just checked PPS and I don't see it either. Weird that it's in the manual.



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Perhaps they planned for a firmware release and added to the manual but then...
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When i got my G4 about a year ago the help files in the software mentioned DMR as well.
Although it never officially supported DMR the hardware can. Its an issue of licensing the hardware per unit to do it and then writing the code for the programming software to handle it as well.
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Probably. I was hoping it was already there since Phase II is already going to cost another $150. I'd be more interested in DMR than Phase II right now, but it would be nice to have both.
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Yep... so, for now I sit here and wait for that awesome phase 2 firmware upgrade. Having 2 pagers I guess I have to buy the upgrade twice? Is one PPS. for both so I'm not so sure how that is going to work
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I posed a hypothetical question to David a while back about that. The response was basically IF there was enough interest in DMR to justify the cost of R&D to enable it in the radio they would seek those avenues.
Across the country there are a number of police, fire and ambulance services going the DMR route. Perhaps once the Phase 2 upgrades are done they might have time to focus on DMR.
I too would love to see it happen. Id sell my 2 G4 units and pick up a couple of G5 UHF in a heartbeat.
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mercy... I would have to buy another G5 lol
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Yep... so, for now I sit here and wait for that awesome phase 2 firmware upgrade. Having 2 pagers I guess I have to buy the upgrade twice? Is one PPS. for both so I'm not so sure how that is going to work
The PPS reads your serial number off the radio - it will know which radio is plugged in and if it has license for the upgrade.
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ah! ok, makes sense
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