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Posted by: mikey224Posts: 111
Joined: Sat Jun 26 2010, 05:56pm

Anybody own and using an HP2 for the Suffolk P25? Have a friend inquiring that doesn’t want to spend the money on an SDS200 despite my advice... Wondering how it performs decoding the P25 Digital signal when monitoring only 1 site.

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Posted: Sat May 08 2021, 07:33pm

Posted by: GTR8000Posts: 189
Joined: Fri Nov 25 2016, 07:07am

Define "1 site". The Port Jefferson and 1st Precinct sites are single standalone site, which any digital scanner should decode fine, however the other "sites" are actually simulcast cells, which are notorious for giving most scanners are hard time. If you're lucky enough to be extremely close to one of the simulcast cell subsites, the signal may be strong enough to drown out the other subsites, and decoding may be acceptable, but it's a crapshoot.
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Posted: Sat May 08 2021, 08:14pm
Posted by: mikey224Posts: 111
Joined: Sat Jun 26 2010, 05:56pm

Yea I figured that, most likely he will be only monitoring site 4. I know the complications was just trying to get an idea for him from peoples experience. The SDS200 I use doesn’t haven’t any issues at al....
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Posted: Sat May 08 2021, 10:17pm
Posted by: Dave3825usPosts: 1135
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I am pretty lucky with my 436. I am in the area of the yellow on the map (Islip Terrace) and closer to Hauppauge tower so site 4 comes in real good for me. Does suck when heading East on Sunrise between like Sycamore and Lincoln Avenue's. It gets real bad and cant make out anything. That's like the midway point between Hauppauge and Farmingville.

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Posted: Mon May 10 2021, 05:17am
Posted by: EastIslipFD161Posts: 29
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I had the HP2 and found the reception for Suffolk P25 to be very hit or miss. Get the sds100 or sds200. Pricey yes, but worth it
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Posted: Mon May 10 2021, 10:13am
Posted by: mikey224Posts: 111
Joined: Sat Jun 26 2010, 05:56pm

Exactly the answer I was looking for, thank you.
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