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CP200d digital upgrade

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So I was messing around with my CP200d (analog version) and wondered if there was a way of "tricking" the radio into thinking it is digital capable?

If not does anyone know how much said upgrade would cost?

Thanks
 
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So I was messing around with my CP200d (analog version) and wondered if there was a way of "tricking" the radio into thinking it is digital capable?

If not does anyone know how much said upgrade would cost?

Thanks
HKVN4223 is $75 list price. I found a couple of people online with a simple search selling it for less than $60. You will have to upgrade your firmware to allow the digital entitlement to be put in the radio. I am unaware of trickery as you put it but who knows there's always something available on the internet. I converted several of these radios from analog to digital for customers several months ago they seem to work very well on conventional DMR.
 
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HKVN4223 is $75 list price. I found a couple of people online with a simple search selling it for less than $60. You will have to upgrade your firmware to allow the digital entitlement to be put in the radio. I am unaware of trickery as you put it but who knows there's always something available on the internet. I converted several of these radios from analog to digital for customers several months ago they seem to work very well on conventional DMR.
Thanks for that. I agree that they are nice digital radios. There is an event that I attend to a few days in August that recently switched to digital but only use 1 TG and I used my 7550e and I think it was just too much. I think if I upgraded the CP200d it would work just fine and simplicity is key in those situations. I will see if anyone knows a work around and if not then maybe I can get a new radio for $75 (since I bought the current radio for $80). If not then firmware upgrade it is! Thanks again for the information.

Dave
 

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I wouldn't bother trying to 'trick' it into digital. You would have to modify the CPS to allow you to use an entitlement you didn't purchase which would be illegal.

It can be done but good luck finding it, moto would be none to happy to see that anywhere online.
However, if you do go the legitimate route.. put the entitlement in there BEFORE you upgrade the firmware.

If you upgrade the firmware first, it'll be stuck as an analog radio and while it will take the entitlement it won't actually switch over without another firmware update. Which you can't do if you updated to the latest.

That issue may have been fixed at this point but I'm not sure, had to send 3 back to the depot for repair after this happened during a switch over of 100 radios or so.
 
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