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Old 02-05-2014, 1:35 AM
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Default Help programming XPR portable

Hello I've just acquired an xpr6580 for 927Mhz. I'm running motorbo CPS and can read and write to the radio just fine. However when it comes to transmitting the radio gives the long and low beeeeep, I notice in CPS the two channels that I put in to CPS are not highlighted like the other channel that came from the previous owner. I cannot delete the previous channel but I can delete the two I put in. No, tx inhibit is not on.

1. Do I need some sort of product key. My understanding is no it is not needed for conventional channels?
2. I notice there is "3rd party software" installed. Could this be stopping my ability to program and transmit?
3. Do I have perhaps the wrong firmware. Perhaps conventional firmware is needed? If so what version?

The radio will receive fine at 927 but no transmit. Just the stupid beeeeeeep.

Newbie here.............anyone steer me in the right direction?

Thank you in advance! Frustrated

radio firmware 01.05.03
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Old 02-05-2014, 9:16 AM
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Old firmware. Get it bumped up to the newest.
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Old 02-05-2014, 9:48 AM
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The odds are that you are hearing the guard tone since it is looking for a DMR repeater. Make sure it is set to conventional mode. If you send me the code plug file, I will be happy to take a look at it for you.
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Old 02-05-2014, 9:59 AM
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Thanks radio and moon. I have access to newer firmware and will try that. Radio going to my laptop now and sending you the file!!!

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Old 02-05-2014, 10:14 AM
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Radiomankc - sorry perhaps I'm too new, not getting a link to contact you. Also Radioref. is delaying my posts so sorry about the delay. My address is If you will email me Ill send the codeplug file.

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Old 02-05-2014, 12:16 PM
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I will be happy to look at it as well. TT
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Old 02-05-2014, 2:00 PM
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I programed a 800MHz freq and the radio transmitted. I suspect a change
of firmware however CPS was unable to identify any of the firmware packages
I have installed.

current settings

CHANNEL 1 conventional

RX: 927.025000 TX: 902.025000
sql type: csq sql type: tpl 3b 131.8

channel bandwidth: 12.5 KHZ
scan list: none
phone system: none
auto scan : unchecked
phone sys. : none
phone interconnect : disabled
vioce empisis: none
talk around: checked
rx only: unchecked
dpl turn off code: checked
tpl return burst : standard
hot keypad: checked

Unable to delete channel from previous owner. It's the only channel that is not shaded out.
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Old 02-05-2014, 8:50 PM
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I received this today and it seems to confirm comments here:

Well, you answered my question. That radio has trunking firmware in it.
If you have a friendly Moto dealer around there, it can be flashed back
to conventional mode. Have them look for the below download, if they
don't already have it:-

Device Conversion Packages 3600 Baud Trunking to MOTOTRBO Digital
Firmware (18 Dec 2013 HTML Document 4KB)
These firmware packages will Convert an 800|900MHz Smartnet Privacy Plus
Analog Trunking R01.10.22 radio to MOTOTRBO Digital Conventional
firmware R01.12.02 for (defaulting to Analog only features).

That will allow the 902 TX.

I have that firmware but perhaps it need the "package" I used CPS to flash
the firmware but CPS doesn't seem to recognize the firmware is there to
be flashed. Any ideas?
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Old 02-15-2014, 2:52 PM
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The 6580 is up and running! Firmware needed to be updated first and then install conversion package.

A big thank you to all who helped out with this!!!
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