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Syncopations

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Just curious.....

How would one go about and buy/add feature options to a P7100? I would like to have option 33 on my radio but couldn't find anything on how/where to buy it and install it.
 

DisasterGuy

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Contact either a dealer or Harris TAC. You will give them your current feature encryption string and they will tell you the price and give you a new string the unlocks the new feature. The feature string is found and updated in Device Manager (part of the RPM/ProGrammer) package.


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snoopyII

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Option #33 (P25 Conventional, unencrypted) is feature "YRPLCA" and the last info I had is a MSRP of $515.00. You didn't specify what band were talking about in your current radio, but if its 800, a cheaper alternative ( with a respectable feature string too ) is available here:

ebay item #131087551521.
 

ElroyJetson

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Don't contact the Harris TAC. If you don't have a contract with them they probably won't do anything for you but tell you to find a dealer.

Find a dealer that does NOT serve your local area. Most won't help people who live in areas covered by systems that they support. But they don't care so much about it if you live outside their service area.


I think the 515 dollar price for P25 conventional is probably an old price and these days it's lower.
I upgraded a radio to add ProVoice and P25 Phase II TDMA trunking (it already had P25 trunking) for 500 bucks.
 

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Iv had that issue. Called TAC and they wont talk to me at all. They wont even talk to Revenue Canada apparently.. They had me contact a local dealer and they wouldnt help me out either. Ended up contacting a dealer on the other side of the country. All i wanted was a service manual for a Ericsson Jaguar 700P. The dealer had to email Harris, request the PDF file, have them email it over, then the dealer forward it on to myself.. Little pain in the *** now that its harris. If your not a dealer or a military personal they wont talk to you directly anymore :(
 

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Interesting comments here. Yes you do need an account to order directly from Harris but I have never heard of an ASC turning down business except where appropriate (ie non authorized programming).


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