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by KD8CPX
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 52819

Well can't all the types of 800mhz radios be programmed for conventional? Setting up mutual aid repeaters on the permitted 800mhz mutual aid frequencies is always a good idea. If the TRS gets overloaded or goes down, then there is a backup. They're called ITAC up here. We have I believe 6 ITAC repe...
by KD8CPX
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 52819

The Michigan System is called MPSCS (Michigan Public Safety Communication System). Even if they just tie their system into the MPSCS network, they should still be able to roam out on the main MPSCS network then.. Never heard if ISPERN but Michigan does have a VHF channel that will simulicast with a ...
by KD8CPX
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 52819

By he says.. I mean the cop that I was talking to that loves his Nextel.
by KD8CPX
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 52819

I've heard of places that have conventional repeaters hooked up with some sort of Nextel system in an area close to webdoc and I. Basically a cop can pull up a certain pttid and talk over the repeater... or so he says.
by KD8CPX
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Why The XTS 5000
Replies: 70
Views: 52819

Webdoc, wanna help a fellow/neighboring EOC operator out when/if you get your hands on any such gear?
by KD8CPX
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 64959

I could but I'm not going to... :baby:

Don't have my P25 radio yet anyway. I was just curious to see what you guys thought. Didn't mean to step on anyones toes or anything.
by KD8CPX
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 64959

Yeah, but you don't have to have a specific code to decode an MDC Burst do you? I wasn't saying that its illegal to the point that people who don't have the equipment to encode/decode. I was saying because you have to specify a "key/passcode/password/etc" to decode wouldn't that be considered illegal?
by KD8CPX
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 64959

I suppose thats true if you put it that way. Would the FCC see it that way though?
by KD8CPX
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 64959

Encryption on P25

I see a lot of the people on here talk about using encryption on their P25/Astro radios. I was curious if you're actually using it on the Ham band or otherwise. Because I thought it was illegal to use codes/cyphers on ham radio. Or is it just simply not regulated because its on P25 and people don't ...
by KD8CPX
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Alinco - WTF
Replies: 31
Views: 23548

Honestly the only reason I can see buying an Alinco is for a 220mHz rig to connect into the InterCounty Weather Net if im not at my Emergency Management Division.