P25 and Other Digital Voice Modes Monitoring Alternative

Posted: 04/01/2015 in Communications

Had a reader recently ask about the scanner used in Chapter 4 of “The Patrol”. My answer, of course, was the ICOM IC-R6 which, due to it’s small size and weight, works great for a patrol. I added that the Uniden HomePatrol is used as our retreat fixed base scanner.

This article produced by Sparks will give you some information regarding an alternative to the fairly expensive, and limited HomePatrol. If you are fairly computer literate and somewhat familiar with basic radio communications, this might be the ticket for you. I’m currently working on this setup as a new addition for the radio room.

And thanks to all the readers and the comments regarding my latest madness.

  1. Tex says:


  2. I couldn’t resist commenting. Well written!

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