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OP25 APCO P25 Software for Linux

I have been playing with OP25 on my Linux system, monitoring my local P25 systems.  I have found a link that explains the download and installation of OP25 and I have provided the link on my OP25 page. OP25 is a not-for-profit project to bring together folks that are interested in implementing APCO P25 using…

OP25 For P25 Phase 2 Digital Voice Decoding

As most public safety departments in Canada and the USA, have now upgraded or are in the process of upgrading their radio systems to P25 Phase 2 digital radio. The frequencies can easily be received with an RTL-SDR, but a decoder is required to be able to actually listen to the voice. Software like SDRTrunk…

Railway – Railfan – Trainspotter

A railfan, rail buff, or train buff, railway enthusiast, railway buff, or trainspotter, is a person interested, recreationally, in rail transport. Railfans of many ages can be found worldwide. Railfans often combine their interest with other hobbies, especially photography and videography, radio scanning, model railroading, studying railroad history and participating in railway station and rolling stock preservation efforts. In Durham Region,…

NXDN Radio

NXDN is an open standard Common Air Interface (CAI) technical protocol for mobile communications. It was developed jointly by Icom Incorporated and Kenwood Corporation.NXDN is implemented by Icom in their IDAS system and by Kenwood as NEXEDGE; both Kenwood and Icom now offer dual-standard equipment which supports the European dPMR standard. Icom and Kenwood began their collaboration in 2003. The NXDN protocol was announced in…

Uniden SDS100 Now Available!

A revolutionary new SDR Based scanner that reduces simulcast interference with a completely customization display. With the easy to use ZIP Code or postal code programming it is set up in minutes.  Uniden has once again hit it out of the park with the forthcoming release of the entirely new SDS100 portable scanner radio. This…

Sentinel 2.00.08 (NXDN and SDS100 Support)

Software package published by Uniden, for their HomePatrol-1 & HomePatrol-2 or BCD436HP & BCD536HP scanners, now also available for the new SDS100.  Freeware that allowing all users to download and try, before purchase of the scanners. Both version give the user the ability to Update Firmware, Update the Radio Reference Data Base (RRDB), build, create, edit and maintain Favorite List, Systems, Departments, analog &…

DMR Radio

Digital mobile radio (DMR) is an open digital mobile radio standard defined in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Standard TS 102 361 parts 1–4 and used in commercial products around the world. DMR, along with P25 phase II and NXDN are the main competitor technologies in achieving 6.25 kHz equivalent bandwidth using the proprietary AMBE+2 vocoder. DMR and P25 II both use two-slot TDMA in a 12.5 kHz channel, while…

NXDN Support Comes to the BCDx36HP

The long-awaited upgrade to support scanning NXDN digital systems is now available for the BCD436HP and BCD536HP scanners from Uniden. This after the DMR upgrades release in the summer of 2016. This upgrade allows you to program these scanners to trunk track NXDN 4800 and NXDN 9600 systems, as well as NXDN Single-Channel Trunking and…