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APX Programming Questions

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I am new to the APX series and wanted to ask a few question before investing money into the APX radios.
1. Can the APX radios be used as a scanner and not affiliate on a radio system?
2. Do I need system keys to program systems into the radio?
3. Can I program a radio with R14.00.01 if it was programmed with R15.00.01?
4. What is the oldest version of CPS that can program an APX 8000XE?
5. Can I program a P25 Phase II TDMA system in for receive only?

Thank you!
 

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I am new to the APX series and wanted to ask a few question before investing money into the APX radios.
1. Can the APX radios be used as a scanner and not affiliate on a radio system?
2. Do I need system keys to program systems into the radio?
3. Can I program a radio with R14.00.01 if it was programmed with R15.00.01?
4. What is the oldest version of CPS that can program an APX 8000XE?
5. Can I program a P25 Phase II TDMA system in for receive only?

Thank you!
1) Yes however, you really need to know what it is you are doing. Review the communications.support website for specific instructions.

2) Yes. To program a trunked system, you will need the key that is specific to the system.

3) No. You can only program the radio with the CPS that it was last programmed with, OR a newer version.

4) Refer to answer 3.

5) Yes. Refer to answers 1, and 2.

Hope that helps you some.

Paul
 
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