The Showcase product is the PATRIOTWAVES JH-15. This model has been reconfigured and provides two radio receivers in one unit. It utilizes two different radio chipsets configurations. The two configurations use the R820T updated and improved Rafael Micro R820T2 chipsets. The two RTL Realtek RTL2832U circuits offer superb performance in the emergency frequency ranges. 25MHz to approximately 1750MHz.
The main focus of your needs for Police, Fire, Military and Emergency Frequencies will come via this frequency range spectrum. It can receive FM and other analog transmissions but also a variety of digital speech codex such as P25 phase 1, DMR/MOTOTRBO, Provoice, NXDN, and X2-TDMA.
These are the most common digital systems used by the government emergency, law enforcement and military communications. The Free software programs available can work in AM, FM, LSB, USB, CW, ECSS and DRM modes. This offers you the ability to add a simple inexpensive upconverter and receive additional lower band shortwave transmissions.
The JH-15 is named for the JADE HELM-15 Military exercises being conducted across 10 states during the weeks of July 15, 2015 through September 15, 2015. This eight week program will coordinate military, local law enforcement and emergency services in a mysterious program which purpose has not yet been truly defined. Since 911 FEMA has made an effort to consolidate and unify emergency services to a shared service known as Project 25
The JH-15 offers two radios in one unit designed for monitoring and allowing the other to be used to hunt and find additional frequencies. While one unit is scanning found frequencies and transmissions, you are able to run another program on the same computer or laptop if it has the processing speed and minimum attributes.
Some buyers have had as many as 6 radios running in multiple band in HF, VHF and UHF in both analog and digital mode. The JH-15 is the best value in SDR hardware available with the Realtek and Rafael Micro technology. It is efficient and convenient over lesser rigs.
1. It provides ESD protection (electrostatic discharge)
2. It is enclosed in aluminum casing which acts as a heat sink to protect circuits
3. It has USB gold plated cable extenders where laptops and desktops would not be able to support two direct radio connections due to the proximity of USB ports.
4 It comes with two antennas, the fixed 6 inch black for the UHF and the retractable telescoping antenna for VHF and lower band receiving. It also allows for adapters to connect to your outdoor or extended shortwave or high gain systems
5. Rugged construction
6. One year limited warranty repair/replace, provided you use it in the manner it was designed for and damage is not a result of lightening, EMP or excessive antenna signal booster schemes.
The videos and audio clips will give you some detail to the JH-15 in operation with two different programs. (SDR Sharp and HDSDR)
The least expensive digital radio scanners start around $400.00 in cost with many in the thousands of dollars. They also have gaps in the frequency ranges for cellular and other FCC blocked ranges. With the JD-15 and software programs you have a full range from 500-1200 where these gaps are usually found in pricey scanners.
See and hear the JH-15 in action above. This video begins with digital transmission in analog mode and then begins decoding the digital P25 data into audio using a virtual cable and your computer soundcard. With the free software and support you can begin the easy and cheapest way to monitoring the Authorities and keeping tabs on Military, FEMA and Emergency traffic in your neck of the NWO and FEMA region. $52.95 for the JH-15 and support to get the freeware up on your windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 based desktop or laptop.