APCO P25 Decoder Plug-in for WR-G39DDC Series Receivers

This APCO P25 Decoder Plug-in makes it possible to receive and listen to digital APCO P25 phase 1 channels on WiNRADiO WR-G39DDC Series receivers. For APCO P25 phase 1 and phase 2 requirements please refer to WiNRADiO Digital Radio Decoder.

APCO Project 25 (P25) was developed by joint efforts of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International (APCO), the National Association of State Telecommunications Directors (NASTD), several US Federal Agencies and the National Communications System (NCS). It was established to address the need for common digital public safety radio communications standards for public safety, homeland security and emergency response.

APCO P25 digital communications offer numerous advantages over analog ones, such as much clearer received audio, separation of services (fire, homeland security, maintenance, etc.) into coded "talkgroups", individual radio identification numbering and tracking, GPS location, digital messaging, etc.

For this project, WiNRADiO licensed the IMBE (Improved Multi Band Excitation) vocoder from Digital Voice Systems, Inc. (DVSI) and combined it with WiNRADiO proprietary software to provide a complete P25 demodulator/decoder for WR-G39DDCe or WR-G9DDCi users.

Compared to the APCO P25 decoder for the low-cost WR-G305 models, the WR-G39DDC version offers a significant number of enhancements:

 Logging of APCO signal paramaters
 Squelch function based on APCO parameters
 Manufacturer's ID indication
 Indication of a greater number of encryption types
 Emergency indication

The APCO P25 Decoder is an XRS Plug-in which, upon installation, can be selected from the receiver's Plugins -> Decoders top bar menu, as simply another alternative demodulator. The APCO P25 Decoder then appears as an additional window:

APCO P25 Decoder for G39DDC

The APCO P25 Decoder window consists of the following main parts:

 Analyzer panel, which shows the type of received signal and its parameters
 Squelch panel, which makes it possible to restrict reception to particular P25 users or groups
 Logging panel, which makes it possible to configure logging parameters

APCO P25 Analyzer Panel The APCO P25 Analyzer panel makes it possible to determine whether the incoming signal is APCO and analyze its parameters. There is also an automatic switching facility which makes it possible for the receiver to stay tuned on a mixed analog/digital channel and the switching between standard FM demodulation and APCO P25 digital decoding is performed automatically. The Analyzer will also determine the type of received digital signal (voice, data or trunking control channel), whether any encryption is being used and what type of encryption it is. (However, it will not actually decode encrypted signals.) The signal BER (Bit Error Rate) is also measured and displayed, making it possible to assess the quality of the received signal.

APCO P25 squelch panel The APCO P25 Digital Squelch panel makes it possible to set the numerous digital parameters available in an APCO P25 transmission to filter out unwanted transmissions and target only one particular user or a user group. This is accomplished using APCO P25 specific digital codes, such as the NAC (Network Access Code), SID (System Identification), TGID (Talk Group Identification), etc. The digital squelch can also control the recorder, so that only the desired communication of a particular talkgroup or individual user is being recorded.

System Requirements
CPU 2 GHz, quad core
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
Receiver WiNRADiO WR-G39DDCe or WR-G9DDCi

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