DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

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DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

#1 Post by cdgordon » 11 Nov 2018 15:48

As the Subject line says, DSDPlus Fast Lane release v2.145 is being sent out.
The big addition is P25 Phase 2 voice trunktracking.
I recommend backing up all your files first. Read the Notes.txt file

I have run it on Bristol, New Britain and Wethersfield and the audio is outstanding. The best decoding requires a good signal.

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Re: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

#2 Post by ScanBoston » 12 Nov 2018 15:34

Where does one go for this and give us that have never played with DSD a little more info on what you need to run it?

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Re: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

#3 Post by cdgordon » 12 Nov 2018 17:35

There are two "levels" of the program. One is the free version which allows a number of non-trunked digital formats.
The "Fast Lane" version gives you the latest releases of the program. This now includes P25 P1 & P2, MotoTrbo CAP+, CON+, NXDN 4800 & 9600, ProVoice, a number of Ham formats and a bunch of non-trunked stuff.
The Fast Lane is $10 for a 1 time copy of the latest version or $25 for a subscription.
You can go to
https://www.dsdplus.com/
and download the free version which then has info on how to subscribe the Fast Lane version.
Some info is also found on the RR website:
https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/DSDPlus

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Re: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

#4 Post by cdgordon » 12 Nov 2018 17:46

As to the hardware:
Depending on what you are looking to monitor, you can get by with one SDR for the non trunked digital formats. The computer requirements are not a lot but obviously, it will depend on what else you are doing with the machine. To do trunking, you need 2 dongles, the $25 ones will do (at least 1 Airspy Mini is recommended but $100 each). I prefer the RTL-SDR units for the lower priced ones but just got 2 Airspy Mini's and the difference is noticeable. You can use one cheaper for Control channel and the more expensive for voice following.
The author had answered a question I sent about hardware and he uses an i5-6200U - 2.7 GHz max, dual core, four hyperthreads, 8GB ram. Runs FMPA x2 plus FMP24 x2 plus DSD+ x4 without issues. That translates monitoring 2 trunk systems and 4 single channel systems.

I like playing with the various software programs so I have been using it since it first came out.

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Re: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

#5 Post by ScanBoston » 12 Nov 2018 20:00

Thank you very much Chris!

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