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MACom LPE-200 Purchase Decision

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I need some quality opinions on what I may be getting myself into. I looking at buying buy a GE
ERICSSON MACom LPE-200 Model:KRD 103 103/A203...LPE-200...800mhz...C56 DSP (AEGIS & PROVOICE), KRD 103 103/A232. It has the c56 processor and 1024kb of ram. Features Include 04,05,06,07,08,12,17,21,23,24,29. After reading up on this model around the Forums I need some help to make a decision. 1) I only want to use this radio in a scanner mode with no transmitting capabilities. 2) I dont think its illegal to monitor my local police services EDACS digital provioce standard channels is it?. Do you think I could go to a local radio tech and have these CC s programmed and transmitting disabled on the unit without the swat team coming to my door? What might the cost be for these services? These are real issues Iam thinking about. I certainly dont have $2500.00 for ProGramming Software that I would use once. I am already in $900.00 for the DSD Method that is more 95%broken up and 5%clear. I recieve the Provincial Police on regular digital Scanners so why not my local Police. I just want to walk a straight line. Any feed back is greatly appreciated. Thank-you
 

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"Do you think I could go to a local radio tech and have these CC s programmed and transmitting disabled on the unit without the swat team coming to my door? What might the cost be for these services? These are real issues Iam thinking about" End Quote

Why don't go to the local radio shop and ask? Seems simple enough. You will get 20 different answers by asking on this forum.
 
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Thats a great idea and thats what i will do. I suppose your right and things are probably different all over. Taking into consideration where your from, who you are or who you know and your profession. I check with a local radio shop Thanks. I think that's a good legal way of getting a solid answer on the legalities. Thanks.
 
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Unfortunately I don't think there is a radio shop out there that will do this. I cant think of any scenario where they would say 'sure, we will throw your radio on there. The police won't mind!'. Of course no harm in trying, but I really don't see it happening.

In all likelihood you will need to do it yourself. The software can be found usually fairly easily and you will need a programing cable. From there I'm sure you can get some pointers for the programming.
 
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Unfortunately I don't think there is a radio shop out there that will do this. I cant think of any scenario where they would say 'sure, we will throw your radio on there.
I tend to agree ... in my experience even trying to buy a battery for such a radio from your local radio shop is something that they will frown upon and promptly kick you out of the door. Programming a radio on a system where you are not an authorized user ... probably the same result just only faster.
 

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Getting a shop to program a scanner (let alone a radio to operate as a scanner on the system) would get about the same reaction as trying to get a Ferarri dealer to work on your Pontiac Fiero kit car. From their perspective, look at the liability issue. They dont know you from a hole in the wall, and they are using ProVoice for a reason im sure. So why would they go out of their way to circumvent that protection AND put their customer in that kind of a bind?
 

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Yes everything your asking is possible, but no radio shop will do it for you. If you PM me I can make some suggestions.
 
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