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Old 02-27-2017, 6:01 PM
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Unhappy CP200 can't program UHF frequencies (VHF only)


I'm trying to program an old CP200 (Model number H50KDC9AA2AN). When I read the radio into CPS v15.16, it lists the radio's frequency range as 146.0174.0 MHz only, with no VHF2 or UHF frequency ranges listed. The software won't let me program any UHF frequencies into "channel personalities".

We use almost exclusively the CP200 and XLR version on the Ski Patrol, so I have used this radio a lot. I have always thought of the CP200 as a dual-band rig; this is the first one I've encountered that won't let me program UHF frequencies.

Does Motorola make a CP200 not capable of UHF and VHF2 bands? Could a firmware upgrade (or the online Wideband patches) fix this, or does the device lack the physical UHF radio? Current firmware is R03.07.01

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Old 02-27-2017, 6:09 PM
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CP200's are not and have never been dual band.

I'm not sure what you mean by VHF2?

Bottom line, if you want to use UHF frequencies, you'll need to buy a new radio.

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Old 02-27-2017, 6:19 PM
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Thanks for the quick update. That makes a lot of sense, now. The CP200s are *either* VHF or UHF.

As for the "VHF2", the user's manual lists two VHF ranges: 136162 MHz or 146174 MHz. I guess those are different radio models as well.
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Old 02-27-2017, 6:36 PM
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As Mike said. They are not dual band capable. You have a VHF and you need a UHF. Lucky for you they can be found pretty cheap on EBay.

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