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Ascend ES 700/800

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Are these multi-net radios capable of doing Smartzone and P25 trunking? Everything I'm seeing says yes, but do the options come baked into the radio or do they need to be turned on in some form?

Model: 242-557e-810ha6

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Options are determined by what you pay for. Kinda like a flash code on a Motorola. There's a way around having to pay for upgrades but it's kind of hit or miss as the option codes are based off esn. As far as I know no one has cracked the code completely but with a little time it's easy to get the options you want. Ive done dozens of them that were bought as basic radios and upgraded them for more options. It also can vary by version for things like channels supported.
 
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My understanding is that "HA" in the model number determines some of the basic features included in the radio as it was purchased. Didn't know if someone could decode that.

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Do you have the cable and software? If so just plug it up and read the options. If I can find my model decode chart I can probably give you some more info on that one. It's be a minute since I've messed efj's. That's a 51sl es correct? Worst case it's literally a 5 minute job of hex editing to turn on whatever features your want.
 
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Don't have the radio yet, it's a prospective purchase. It's an Ascend ES. 6.16.3

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Well according to the breakdown I've got its not telling me a whole lot. It says 700/800, high cap battery, 800 antenna, black shell. The "ha" is listed under the options section and it says to read from software.
 

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If you decide to buy it and don't want to pay for any changes you can send me a PM and I'll send you the guide I wrote for hex editing the options file. Ive got one too for getting around system keys but I suspect I'll get hit with the ban hammer for posting it here.
 
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I don't have the PCC or cables for this radio. It was going to go on a system with valid keys and such. I wasn't even going to touch the programming in it.

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