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DMR Scanners

Postby Bogget » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:39 am

So Whistler TRX1 and 2 who likes what and in use what are the limitations of the handheld compared to the base unit?

Im thinking of buying one of them to scan and discover DMR use but which?, or do you recommend another altogether?

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Re: DMR Scanners

Postby Bogget » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:05 am

hmm so do i buy the hand held or base, is there actually any difference do they both connect to a computer ?
Are they both as sensitive ?

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Re: DMR Scanners

Postby m0lsx » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:13 pm

There are other options.

An SDR (Software Defined Radio.) These come in a variety of guises. A simple dongle originally designed to receive TV & domestic broadcast radio, through something like a more specialist SDRplay & onto a SDR tranciver.

These are NOT scanners, but receivers. However they are capable of far more than a digital scanner is. But they need a computer to work. Where a scanner does not.

An SDR of any type is not an out of the box capable radio. They do need some time & care setting them up. But they do reward those who put the effort in. Plus they can cost a fraction of what a digital scanner does.
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Re: DMR Scanners

Postby Bogget » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:34 am

yes probably more versatile in a fixed setup but would lose portability hmm, interesting though.
I do however like the idea of a portable or car mounted unit hence my interest in the whistlers.

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Re: DMR Scanners

Postby m0lsx » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:44 pm

Bogget wrote:yes probably more versatile in a fixed setup but would lose portability hmm, interesting though.
I do however like the idea of a portable or car mounted unit hence my interest in the whistlers.

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I would have a word with G4RMT. I could be wrong, but I seem to remember he had a Whistler in his work van, but removed it because the programming made it impossible to use safely mobile.
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Re: DMR Scanners

Postby Bogget » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:09 am

Yes i will drop him a message hes down south in Lowerstoft hmm maybe he would want to part with it?

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