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EF Johnson 5100 start up & P25 ID

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Hello all,
I have a EF Johnson 5100 I use for woodland fires. We use a VHF P25 conventional repeater and the radio works great. Just three small issues.
One is the ID number when transmitting digital. I don't know how to change it. The default is 340*** (I can't remember the whole thing off the top of my head.) where do I go to change this? Or can it be changed?
The second issue is the start up time for the radio. It takes about 10seconds, which doesn't seem like a long time but it really is.
The last issue is the front buttons. I wear the radio in a chest pocket and will hopefully get a chest harness for it soon. Is there a way to completely make the front buttons completely I programmable or at least locked so that my zones aren't changed every time it gets bumped?
The internal speaker broke on this radio a while back and I've been using a speaker mic with it. The radio has held up better than expected, especially with the tortures of it being on wildland fires. So I can't really complain to much about the radio. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Our 51SL 800's take about that long to boot up as do our 53SL's. The Radio ID is changed in the PCConfigure under the per system tab and Digital Unit ID and the version you need depends on the version 5100 you have.
 
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Digital Unit ID

I'm in PCConfigure 2.10.2 and have read the codeplug. Im in the "Per System" tab and see where the Digital Unit ID, Five Tone ID, DTMF PTT ID, DTMF Emergency ID, & MDC ID are. I have the Digital Unit ID set to "53334" which is what I need it to be set to, but when during the start up and actual ID is 340788. Where do I go to change it?
 

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First tab GLOBAL middle section RADIO ID is just a start up label you can name it anything. It is the other that the radio transmits.
 
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I'm still confused. Under the "global" tab, in the radio Id section,I have 53334. Then in the "per system" tab, in the "ID's" section, I have Digital unit ID: 53334, Five Tone ID: 9999, DTMF PTT ID: 53334, DTMF Emergency ID: 53334, & MDC ID: D056. But the radio is still transiting the ID as 340788.
 

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You can Change it to DEC at TOOLS -- PREFERENCES Uncheck USE HEX this lets you use conventional DEC numbers.
 

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No problem. I had the same issue with mine when I got it. Also, for what it's worth I have always thought all my 5100, 51sl's started slow compared to my motos.
 
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