Programming Radio Scanners for APCO 25 – Digital GRN – NXDN – DMR
21 August 2017
Radio digital Types –
- Nexedge (NXDN) – Kenwood Radios
- DMR ( Digital Mobile Radio)
- APCO25 Phase 1 and Phase 2
In the last few years, there are been remarkable changes regarding radio bands and digital. I wouldn’t say they are new kids on the block, NXDN ( Nexegdge ), DMR ( Digital Mobile Radio), MotoTRBO all are very widely used, not forgetting APCO25 used widely by GRN (Government Radio Network). AS there are more and more complicated radios being brought to market, it’s becoming apparent that these are not for the normal person to program. I have been using radios and programming for many many years, including the newer Whistler Trx-1(Portable) Trx-2 (Desktop) and Uniden 436/ 536 Hp (USA) and PT (AUS ) radios.
Changes in Bandwith
The massive changes to the bandwidth and so many more users out there, technology getting so much better, something had to be done.
So too had the need for privacy of the bands as well – as the new radios are made, the scanners become better as well.
NOTE – I have had many inquiries re radio programming of late – please if you do decide to buy one of these radios – be aware the newer type scanners are quite complex and knowledge of radio programming via PC or similar is required. Eg Uniden 436hp and 536 are much more complex the older 396xt models. I will add the 396T and 396XT have now ceased production – being replaced by the 325P2 and the 996p2. The P2 meaning compatible for phase 2 GRN when it’s introduced in the coming years.
I will add the 396T and 396XT have now ceased production – being replaced by the 325P2 and the 996p2. The P2 meaning compatible for phase 2 GRN when it’s introduced in the coming years.
The pick of the bunch these days – i would have to say is the Whistler TRX 1 – you can hear NXDN, DMR , P25 and MotoTrbo – digital transmissions – NOT – Encrypted transmissions.
I do charge a fee for programming these radios – as first I have to purchase the software – then there is the time to create a file and send to you – this saves a lot of time of radio sitting dormant becoming a book stop and not using to his full potential.
If you have trouble programming, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org – you can also send me your scanner and I can program for a fee! (these radio scanners are quite complicated, if settings are not correct, you will not hear anything) – especially the Digital setup – you can not operate these from the box. The software is the easiest way to program. I use software from http://www.butel.nl for Uniden radios and Whistler software for the TRX 1 and TRX 2