315Re: [BCD396XT] Decoding simulcast P25 systems
- Jan 20, 2009Threaded...
Peter Elke wrote:
> My hope in that the Uniden development team move to an area with a P25That's odd. It works fine on my local P25 simulcast system.
> simulcast system.
> I have been traveling around the country and testing the BCD396T in
> states where they are common. In my testing I compare the 396 (with
> firware v2.9 and 3.01) with ether an Astro Saber (Mot Type II Digital)
> or an XTS2500 (for 100% P25). What I found is that the the 396 works
> very well on single transmitter sites and is almost unusable in
> simulcast areas.
> My testing was in Minneapolis, Detroit, New Orleans, Denver, OrangeHold key adjustments? What version of firmware are you using? Although
> County, San Diego.
> It is amazing how the Motorola radios never hiccup and the 396 stops
> decoding even after playing with the "hold key" adjustments.
my 396 has never sounded bad, it's possible that upgrades to the
firmware could have made a difference on the systems you mentioned.
What's even more odd is that I have heard anomalies on my XTS portable
and XTL mobiles. Granted, the 396 will sometimes, too, but when the user
radios do it too, I doubt there is anything that would not do the same.
> I am confident that if the development team lived near one of theseAgain, maybe the answer is that it's already been done and you simply
> sites (and lived with the results daily) they would discover how to
> mathematically work out the trick of multipath decoding.
> If they get this right I will buy both a 396XT and a 996XT and stop
> lugging single band portables around with me on planes.
haven't bothered to install the upgrades. You've described doing things
that you cannot do with the latest firmware.
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