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by 10-95
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: GNU Software based P25 decode using RTL2832
Replies: 0
Views: 13391

GNU Software based P25 decode using RTL2832

This may have been posted elsewhere, but has anyone heard of the OP25 project and the use of
the RTL2832 for use as a software defined receiver for P25?

Neat stuff..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wShOLgW2 ... e=youtu.be

FYI, the 2832 dongles can be had on Ebay for around 20.00 (US)
by 10-95
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Astro modulation type
Replies: 3
Views: 4623

Just did a google search for the heck of it and found this ...

http://www.apcointl.org/frequency/proje ... ation.html

I have not read through it, but maybe some answers you want are in there somewhere.
by 10-95
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 64054

KD8CPP wrote:(717) 338-2502
Riley Hollingsworth

Give him a call, he is actually a pretty nice guy.

Thats what I did when I got into a dispute over P25 (after I posted my first message about the legality)
Just curious, his response?? Did he provide a written follow up?
by 10-95
Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: How much for a Spectra?
Replies: 42
Views: 26986

I've been seeing a guy on Ebay lately selling IMBE low split kits complete for 200.00 to 250.00 lately. keep an eye on Ebay.
by 10-95
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Astro saber secure-ket retention question
Replies: 3
Views: 3270

As far as I know , the answer would be no. I have had a strange thing happen with a AS3 I had once. It had a DES-XL module in it. I had infinite key retention enabled but never, ever loaded a key in the radio. One day after swapping batterys I somehow got the conentric switch flipped to secure and t...
by 10-95
Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Example of a DSP6 system without AGC
Replies: 34
Views: 18469

Just had a QSO with HS member Tim last night on the Qauntar he put on the air here in the area. Super cool, sounds better than most of the public safety/gov stuff in the area. He was running an EFJ and I was running a 3K with DSP 08.02.02 Nice to finally have a "real" P25 repeater in the area. Maybe...
by 10-95
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Apco technical questions
Replies: 19
Views: 10654

escomm wrote:
MattSR wrote:I know AMBE is backwards compatible with IMBE
Got a cite on this? I thought they were incompatible
That would be super cool if it is possible!
by 10-95
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Example of a DSP6 system without AGC
Replies: 34
Views: 18469

r0f wrote:Mong, nothing personal, but I spent about five weeks writing a HUGE ASTRO GUIDE so questions like yours could be avoided :P

RTFM :baby:

And it's free for download on the main page of Hamsexy! :baby:
by 10-95
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Example of a DSP6 system without AGC
Replies: 34
Views: 18469

I'm puzzled by the fact that an agency like the RCMP can't or won't update the firmware in their radios?? What exactly is the deal with them? Do they just occasionally buy radios, issue them and then forget about them until they die? I would think if there was any agency that would have the funds av...
by 10-95
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Example of a DSP6 system without AGC
Replies: 34
Views: 18469

r0f wrote:An RCMP officer emailed me in 2004 with the firmware info installed in their radios.

Portables:
R05.51.00
N06.04.11

Mobiles:
R09.51.00
N06.04.11

Ooof.
So , they seem to be doing slightly better than the LAPD?
by 10-95
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Example of a DSP6 system without AGC
Replies: 34
Views: 18469

r0f wrote:Ahahaha did you notice the dispatcher said your nickname, Frank? LOL

10-95 is "status check". It's a safety thing they implemented a while back.
I missed that the first time. Any way, 10-95? Still Insane!
by 10-95
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Example of a DSP6 system without AGC
Replies: 34
Views: 18469

Funny, What??? The guy offering up the info on the best car in the fleet is so low I missed what he said the first time. I just played the audio in adobe audition and the you can see the unbelievable audio peaks and lows. These poor guys probably think that's how "police radios" are supposed to sound!
by 10-95
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: XTS2500 Type I UCM support
Replies: 5
Views: 3899

Could the radio he has be an SP version?? :baby:
by 10-95
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Example of a DSP6 system without AGC
Replies: 34
Views: 18469

n3jfw wrote:i thought you had an astro spectra plus josh
This brings to mind a question I have. Can the Astro Spectra Plus firmware be dumped into a plain old Astro Spectra? Or do the both utilize the same firmware ?
by 10-95
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Guide to ASTRO Digital Radios 3.0 - RELEASED
Replies: 23
Views: 18920

Shaun, it's just been posted on Radio Reference by "Great Lakes". They've posted the download site and a link to HS.
by 10-95
Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: LAPD ASTRO System
Replies: 9
Views: 6531

This has been an ongoing saga for several years. I thought at one point that they actually went back to operating strictly analog due to all the problems. Are the patrol officers still using AS3's? What would the meter maid be using the 5K, they should be upgrading patrol divisions to the 5K and han...
by 10-95
Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Passively scanning Astro25 trunking systems
Replies: 27
Views: 30179

I won't give you the BB "Use a scanner" advice, but yah...it gets a little jewish (hi Seth) when you can't even manually park on a talkgroup any longer with your Moto radio. I've used a Moto radio since day one, and I have to say with how its looking with the ASTRO25 series of radios, I might just ...
by 10-95
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: eBay scam alert
Replies: 28
Views: 15309

"Will accept Layaway plan, please contact me for more details about my layaway plan" :baby:
by 10-95
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: eBay scam alert
Replies: 28
Views: 15309

escomm wrote:haha i own that as3 now, not a bad deal for an s-split tbh
How'd you manage that? The auction info show every offer was declined.
by 10-95
Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Passively scanning Astro25 trunking systems
Replies: 27
Views: 30179

Re: Passively scanning Astro25 trunking systems

Firstly, please no bullshit, save it for someone who gives a damn..I am asking a purely technical question for the sake of curiousity... The province here has finally put out thier Request for proposals on a new radio system... The system is going to be trunked, P25 compliant, which I assume they m...
by 10-95
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Interesting AS2 on ebay...
Replies: 10
Views: 7042

I'm too lazy to go looking it up (see I admit it) but do those need the model specific RSS, or will they program up with the US flavor RSS of the corresponding model? Depends on the radio. If one knows what they are doing with a registry then they can get most of the Euro Pro series stuff to read a...
by 10-95
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Interesting AS2 on ebay...
Replies: 10
Views: 7042

FYI, if anyone wants to buy off Ebay UK, your US Ebay account info is valid there. Just make sure the seller will ship to the U.S. Lot fo those neat exotic UK Moto radios out there... http://hub.ebay.co.uk/buy?_trksid=m37 Gimme some examples! "Motorola" is too broad of a search term, and I really a...
by 10-95
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Interesting AS2 on ebay...
Replies: 10
Views: 7042

FYI, if anyone wants to buy off Ebay UK, your US Ebay account info is valid there. Just make sure the seller will ship to the U.S. Lot fo those neat exotic UK Moto radios out there...

http://hub.ebay.co.uk/buy?_trksid=m37
by 10-95
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Interesting AS2 on ebay...
Replies: 10
Views: 7042

Yeah, kind of.. I suspect its from the Hong Kong mail service. As we know, that seller is Panter88 from Hong Kong - HK was part of British Empire and was a British colony until about 1999-2000 or so. Plus the DXI-XL algo kinda supports they were for export (either UK or HK - who knows!) Cheers, Mat...
by 10-95
Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Interesting AS2 on ebay...
Replies: 10
Views: 7042

Re: Interesting AS2 on ebay...

Take a look at this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/MOTOROLA-ASTRO-SABER-UHF-403-477MHz-USED-Model-2_W0QQitemZ130141437554QQihZ003QQcategoryZ4671QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem If you look at the pic that shows the back of the radio, you can clearly see a crown and some sort of circle logo underneat...
by 10-95
Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: eBay scam alert
Replies: 28
Views: 15309

It looks like an NYPD " meritorious police service "bar above his badge.
by 10-95
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: eBay scam alert
Replies: 28
Views: 15309

escomm wrote:Image

I NEED MY RED STAPLER!!!!!
What kind of NYPD badge is that he's wearing?? it looks like a toy.
by 10-95
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: eBay scam alert
Replies: 28
Views: 15309

He has a layaway plan:

Q: Im interested in the layaway plan. what is the policy? Thanks, Jesse Aug-05-07
A: u have to pay me $100 a week for this radio, and pay the remaining balance then I will ship the item to you layaway plan are not eligiable for paypal,...more
by 10-95
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: eBay scam alert
Replies: 28
Views: 15309

...while we're at it, here's a gem http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=110149598022&ssPageName=STRK:MEDW:IT&ih=001 Something about Astro radios coming from sellers in NYC with poor grammar skills puts me off. Dunno why. :baby: And the fact that this is the sellers third time aro...
by 10-95
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: XTS3000 display prob?
Replies: 6
Views: 4416

Re: XTS3000 display prob?

Well its not a problem, just wondered if its normal. I have two vertical lines of dots that are missing on my display. Instead of a full letter, I have one dot-width missing, it just displays blank.... it's at opposite ends of the display (the Y in SYS on the left and the R in PWR)... but it goes t...
by 10-95
Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: HAMSEXY is the best place for ASTRO newbies
Replies: 56
Views: 30252

I just finished a draft copy. This is kickass! :baby:
by 10-95
Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: eBay scam alert
Replies: 28
Views: 15309

Darn! We need a running "The Ebay Absurd" thread, here's my contribution..


http://cgi.ebay.com/MOTOROLA-MTX-SERIES ... dZViewItem
by 10-95
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: HAMSEXY is the best place for ASTRO newbies
Replies: 56
Views: 30252

This getting as anticipated as that Harry Poter book! Can
t wait to see this thing.
by 10-95
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Question abt a 450 MHZ split AS and XTS3K
Replies: 11
Views: 6414

You can program out of band and it usually works. The one draw back is that the radio may not function in IMBE mode outside the rated bandsplit.
by 10-95
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Help me loose my P25 cherry..
Replies: 25
Views: 18125

Looks nice. Pretty decent flash too!