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  1. KF4TNI

    2018 Dodge Durango Install

    I installed a Motorola XPR5550 in my vehicle. I attached a handheld control head (HCH), which is kept the in the center console for easy storage. Radio chassis is mounted under the driver seat in a storage box. The vehicle battery is under the passenger seat in the same style box. I routed the...
  2. F

    Upgrading codeplug ver without radio? CPS MOTOTRBO

    Hi, maybe someone with experience can help me to figure out if its possible(and how), to upgrade codeplug verion beforehand without radio itself? Im planning to indroduce major change on UHF system at client. System consists of 5 repeaters(DR3000) and aprox 150 radios (mix of DM4400/...
  3. E

    Sdr & dsd+ dmr

    Hello everyone, I would like to monitor my DMR Mototrbo system that has built-in privacy settings, I have managed to monitor but I can not enter my privacy code to listen to the network traffic. Is there any way to do it using the command line ?. Thank you very much. Greetings.
  4. R

    Converting to Digital

    Hey guys, I don't post much here but I try to soak in all the knowledge from here. Joined so I could get the frequencies for my scanner at home so thanks for the databases!! I have been tasked with converting our existing analog system over to digital. I am not the one who started this project...
  5. S

    Alert signal solution

    Hello I am new at this so first of all happy to be here. Straight to topic, I am in need a alarm/alert solution through motorola radios (analogue/digital no matter) what i am willing to do is 6 hand held radios that receive alerts from one base radio (dm4600) . what i have tried is call alert...
  6. A

    Louisville International TRBO System

    Looking at FCC licences and found this. https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?fccCallsign=WQXF352 Looks like a trunked MotoTRBO system but need help finding out the LCNs and sites. Thanks,
  7. C

    XPR4550 Programming Problem (No Freq File)

    I recently picked up an XPR4550 in UHF for DMR/Ham use. Once I received the radio I plugged it in to power and turned it on. After showing Channel 1 for a second it put out a tone and displayed "No Freq File" on the display and flashes the three LEDs in orange. So I plugged it into my computer...
  8. H

    MotoTRBO portables that support voice announcements

    Can anyone tell me which MotoTRBO portable radios support voice announcements for channel/zone selection? I can see it as an option in CPS but it's unclear what models it will work with. Thanks!
  9. M

    NOAA Weather Patch to Mototrbo System

    Working off a XPR8300 and a mix of digital and analog channels is there a reliable way to have a NOAA weather radio transmit (possibly a VOX feature) on the primary channel for when there is a weather alert for the county the system is in? Has anyone tried this type of setup before? Thanks mwuc14
  10. N

    Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum MOTOTRBO?

    I was watching a youtube video earlier and heard the unmistakable sounds of a MOTOTRBO radio being keyed up in the background. Can anyone confirm? Frequency is a 160.425 with a license showing of KNCS622
  11. K

    Unknown /\/\ Voice Type

    First post on the forums after learning most of what I know about scanners and radio systems through the site in the last 6 months or so. Had the 996p2 going on close call in the truck the other day on campus and picked up some sort of digital voice that it couldn't decode from a repeater about...
  12. H

    Havasu Police & Fire Equipment Changeover

    In a City Council Meeting dated 9/22/2015, approval was given to Police Chief Dan Doyle by City Council to purchase new radio equipment. In the meeting notes, it is detailed that the following equipment is to be purchased: • 800MHZ P25 Trunked Radio and MCC 7500 Dispatch System • MotoTRBO...
  13. M

    Mototrbo USB connection issue from PC to Radio

    I am using libusb to send raw data over USB from my PC to Radio . USing vid: pid = 0cad:1022 Interface =1 , End Point Address = 0x81 for IN / 0x01 for OUT I am getting input output error while calling libusb_bulk_transfer ( Error Code -1 ) Any suggestions ? Do i need to do some additional...
  14. beaker7

    Advice when purchasing a MotoTRBO?

    Hey guys hope y'all are having a good Christmas Eve/Christmas day, Although I love the XTS/APX series of radios P25 is not to widely adopted at least in my area and the radios are super expensive. So I want to look into getting into DMR (MotoTRBO) and thought I'd ask to see if anyone had any...
  15. beaker7

    Can I use a Motorola XTS5000 for DMR?

    Hey quick question, can I use a Motorola XTS5000 for DMR or would I have to use something like a TYT or a MotoTRBO?
  16. dunnmac

    XPR6550 Programming Questions

    I just programmed an XPR6550 UHF1 using the latest version of CPS (13). The software would not allow for the programming of 25 kHz analog. I've read that I can get an EID from Motorola to allow this, but that info was from 2012. Is this still the case? Also, I set scan groups and a scan...
  17. mcjones2013

    Arden Fair Mall - MotoTRBO System

    Here is what I have found, mapped, and submitted to the RR database: Also, doesn't appear they're properly licensed for MotoTRBO, but I may be incorrect in that. Arden Fair Mall - MotoTRBO Capacity Plus One Site System Don't know the callsign, WPZY379 is licensed to Arden Fair Mall and...
  18. S

    Highland Park PD MotoTRBO DMR

    Anyone know the color codes, timeslot, talkgroup info fror Highland Park PD/FD dispatch on 453.150 and 453.600? It would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
  19. 5

    DMR CPS frequencies to LCN

    My agency uses a Capacity Plus system with several frequencies and about 20 channels. I have the CPS and have read the radio and I'd like to submit the information to the database. How can I determine which LCN each frequency is by looking at the CPS? I can see all the information programmed in...
  20. XLC_Comm442

    XPR6580 IS Battery Question

    Can anybody confirm if a normal 6550 battery will work on a CSA 6580 IS? I've heard that it requires a special battery only available in Canada. Thank you.