/\/\otorola HT1550 XLS

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Well, I finally did it! For the longest time, I have wanted to move up from the HT1250 to the HT 1550 XLS.
I finally decided to give myself an early holiday present and to my surprise, the little woman was ok with it. LOL.. What made me do it, besides the price and the radio being fully refurbished, was that the radio has been "permanently" enabled to do FPP WITHOUT the need of a red battery. The seller offers a 60 warranty. I am wondering how he's doing this! Anyone else hear of this? He accepts offers well below his asking price, trust me!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161132435784?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_618wt_887

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Those are great radios. I still have mine from when they originally came out. We got a "dealer kit" that had VHF, UHF1 UHF2 and other accessories. I sold the VHF a few years ago and still have my UHF.
What a great radio.
 
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He posted on one of the other forums that it's a firmware hack but he's not saying what, yet. I'm sure it's just a matter of time before someone figures it out. Just like the JT1000s back in the day with enabling the "Federal" mod. I sure wish I knew how to figure these things out!
 
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Interesting. I'm happy to folks figuring out different mods for the warris series radios. It took a long time for some folks to figure out the out of band mods.
 

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I've had my 1550 for about 7 years now and I love it. I'd love to find that hack since my red battery won't hold a charge anymore.

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Well, not that I would pay extra to have this done myself,especially at the prices that these radios are STILL going for used, but he does offer to do the permanent FPP mod service.
Motorola HT1550 XLS Mod Service FPP Enabling No FPP Bat Needed Ham Fire EMS | eBay
The other thing I'm wondering is what is /\/\otorola's position on this? I had a concern which I addresed with him. I asked him, "what if my radio needs to go back to /\/\oto for service? Aren't they most likely going to reset the radio back to factory specs?" He told me that he can remotely access my computer ( with my permission) and reflash the radio back to the way he sold it to me! That is absolutely amazing!... Either way, I can't wait to get mine. Should be here before turkey day! Now I just have to sell my 2 HT1250s. I had them both refurbished thinking I was going to keep them, until I decided to take the 1550 plunge! :D

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If someone has this guy do the hack, they can post the hex data and we can compare with a stock 1550 and find the hack :D
 
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Manny, is this the guy you bought from? that is not a bad price, but still getting crap for the UHF I bought.
Yes! He sells the radios with the mod done, or if you already own one, he will do it to your radio for that price.

The guy is really good about responding to emails or questions on Ebay. I felt very comfortable dealing with him.

I will have the radio by Wednesday according to the UPS tracking results. I can't wait to play! :)

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UPDATE!

Eagerly awaiting also! Would love to be able to FPP.
Well, this is definitely, a pleasant first! I happen to be tracking the status of the package on the UPS website and wouldn't you know it, the status said " out for delivery". I almost fell back in my chair! LOL..They are calling it an "early delivery" as the package was originally scheduled to arrive tomorrow!

"Scheduled For Early Delivery On:
Tuesday, 11/26/2013, By End of Day
Originally Scheduled For Delivery On:
Wednesday, 11/27/2013, By End of Day"

That is definitely a first for me! You KNOW this wouldn't happen if he had used the USPS...So, I will be able to update you guys, pictures and all, at some point today! :p


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1550 XLS-FPP officially arrives in my shack!

Here is the first picture of my nice refurbished 1550 XLS with FPP. Just to keep things interesting, I switched
the battery that it came with, and used one from one of my HT1250s. Here is a sample picture!
 
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Here is the first picture of my nice refurbished 1550 XLS with FPP. Just to keep things interesting, I switched
the battery that it came with, and used one from one of my HT1250s. Here is a sample picture!
Now I'm jealous, lol hope you enjoy it!

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