P25 for Cheap

Charlie Primero <charlieprime@...>

On 11/2/2019 9:42 AM, don robinson via Groups.Io wrote:
Sadly, the 246 cannot monitor P25. You need a digital scanner.

It is possible for monitor P25 for cheap using your computer.

Buy one of these RTL-SDR radio receivers for $25 that is USB:  https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-quick-start-guide/

Download the free SDRSharp sofware:  https://www.rtl-sdr.com/tag/sdrsharp/

Add this crude scanner plug-in to that software:  http://www.freqmgrsuite.com/

Pipe the audio through the free DSD+ decoding software: https://www.dsdplus.com/

This kludge is finicky and slow, but it's not $600 like a Uniden SDS-100. :-)  It works for my semi-rural area where there are only three P25 public service frequencies and one DMR ham repeater to monitor.  My 246 handles the rest like champ.

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