Which Portable Scanners can Decode CTCSS & CDCSS instantly (PL Tones and Digital PL Tones)

Which Portable Scanners can Decode CTCSS & CDCSS instantly (PL Tones and Digital PL Tones)

Post by Robert H. Eisne » Mon, 06 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Hi All,

Just wondering which Portable Scanners can Decode both CTCSS & CDCSS
(PL Tones and Digital PL Tones) instantly?

The only one that I'm currently aware of is the Pro92 which seems to do
a pretty good job at Decoding CTCSS & CDCSS instantly, but is not very
good at Trunk Tracking and is over priced.  The AOR 8200 is capable of
decoding CTCSS, but it's a little slow at times (takes 2 to 3 seconds).
The Uniden Sportcat SC200 has a seach function for CTCSS & CDCSS, but
it's even slower than the AOR 8200.

BTW, I'm aware of the DC442 Decoder from Opto, but it's a little too
bulky to carry around with a Portable Scanner.

T.I.A.

Bob

 
 
 

Which Portable Scanners can Decode CTCSS & CDCSS instantly (PL Tones and Digital PL Tones)

Post by Cortland Richmon » Mon, 06 Mar 2000 04:00:00


The Yaesu FT-50R transceiver decodes both CTCSS and digital toine squelch,
and covers VHF-high and UHF bands as well as the Amateur 2 meter and 440
Mhz bands. Since its an older desing, it may be available new or used for
relatively modest prices

The Icom R2 has a very good CTCSS decoder as does the Icom IC-Q7
transceiver which shares its basic design.

Cortland


> Hi All,

> Just wondering which Portable Scanners can Decode both CTCSS & CDCSS
> (PL Tones and Digital PL Tones) instantly?

> The only one that I'm currently aware of is the Pro92 which seems to do
> a pretty good job at Decoding CTCSS & CDCSS instantly, but is not very
> good at Trunk Tracking and is over priced.  The AOR 8200 is capable of
> decoding CTCSS, but it's a little slow at times (takes 2 to 3 seconds).
> The Uniden Sportcat SC200 has a seach function for CTCSS & CDCSS, but
> it's even slower than the AOR 8200.

> BTW, I'm aware of the DC442 Decoder from Opto, but it's a little too
> bulky to carry around with a Portable Scanner.

> T.I.A.

> Bob

 
 
 

Which Portable Scanners can Decode CTCSS & CDCSS instantly (PL Tones and Digital PL Tones)

Post by Robert H. Eisne » Mon, 06 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Hi Cortland,

Thanks for the reply.


> The Yaesu FT-50R transceiver decodes both CTCSS and digital tone squelch,
> and covers VHF-high and UHF bands as well as the Amateur 2 meter and 440
> Mhz bands. Since its an older desing, it may be available new or used for
> relatively modest prices

I own a Yaesu VX-1 transceiver and it can decode both CTCSS and DCS,
however, this search feature is very slow!  It takes anywhere from 3
to 5 seconds to find the current tone and is not capable of decoding
both at the same time (you must change modes).  

Can the FT-50R decode both CTCSS or DCS at the same time (you do not
have to change modes) and can it do it instantly (under 1 second)?

Also, can the FT-50R decode CTCSS and DCS in the VHF & UHF TV Bands?

I know that VX-1 is not capable of decoding CTCSS or DCS in both TV
Bands.  This is very anonying if your monitoring the UHF T-Band.

Quote:

> The Icom R2 has a very good CTCSS decoder as does the Icom IC-Q7
> transceiver which shares its basic design.

Does the Icom also decode DPL?  If so, can it decode both CTCSS or
DPL at the same time and can it do it instantly?

> Cortland


> > Hi All,

> > Just wondering which Portable Scanners can Decode both CTCSS & CDCSS
> > (PL Tones and Digital PL Tones) instantly?

> > The only one that I'm currently aware of is the Pro92 which seems to do
> > a pretty good job at Decoding CTCSS & CDCSS instantly, but is not very
> > good at Trunk Tracking and is over priced.  The AOR 8200 is capable of
> > decoding CTCSS, but it's a little slow at times (takes 2 to 3 seconds).
> > The Uniden Sportcat SC200 has a seach function for CTCSS & CDCSS, but
> > it's even slower than the AOR 8200.

> > BTW, I'm aware of the DC442 Decoder from Opto, but it's a little too
> > bulky to carry around with a Portable Scanner.

> > T.I.A.

> > Bob

Bob
 
 
 

Which Portable Scanners can Decode CTCSS & CDCSS instantly (PL Tones and Digital PL Tones)

Post by Robert H. Eisne » Mon, 06 Mar 2000 04:00:00

I think I stated that in my orignial post.  The AOR8200 does not decode
DPL and the CTCSS tone board is very slow.  It can take anywhere from 2
to 3 seconds to decode a PL tone.

> The AOR82000 can

> On Sun, 05 Mar 2000 21:25:16 -0800, "Robert H. Eisner"

> >Hi All,

> >Just wondering which Portable Scanners can Decode both CTCSS & CDCSS
> >(PL Tones and Digital PL Tones) instantly?

> >The only one that I'm currently aware of is the Pro92 which seems to do
> >a pretty good job at Decoding CTCSS & CDCSS instantly, but is not very
> >good at Trunk Tracking and is over priced.  The AOR 8200 is capable of
> >decoding CTCSS, but it's a little slow at times (takes 2 to 3 seconds).
> >The Uniden Sportcat SC200 has a seach function for CTCSS & CDCSS, but
> >it's even slower than the AOR 8200.

> >BTW, I'm aware of the DC442 Decoder from Opto, but it's a little too
> >bulky to carry around with a Portable Scanner.

> >T.I.A.

> >Bob

 
 
 

Which Portable Scanners can Decode CTCSS & CDCSS instantly (PL Tones and Digital PL Tones)

Post by Shag » Tue, 07 Mar 2000 04:00:00

The AOR82000 can

On Sun, 05 Mar 2000 21:25:16 -0800, "Robert H. Eisner"


>Hi All,

>Just wondering which Portable Scanners can Decode both CTCSS & CDCSS
>(PL Tones and Digital PL Tones) instantly?

>The only one that I'm currently aware of is the Pro92 which seems to do
>a pretty good job at Decoding CTCSS & CDCSS instantly, but is not very
>good at Trunk Tracking and is over priced.  The AOR 8200 is capable of
>decoding CTCSS, but it's a little slow at times (takes 2 to 3 seconds).
>The Uniden Sportcat SC200 has a seach function for CTCSS & CDCSS, but
>it's even slower than the AOR 8200.

>BTW, I'm aware of the DC442 Decoder from Opto, but it's a little too
>bulky to carry around with a Portable Scanner.

>T.I.A.

>Bob