• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

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    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

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merlin

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Just got another BDA for indoor cell repeater, formerly AT&T it is on 864 MHz cell B band (now like band 15?) Nice parts are a couple 24 cavity duplexers, one for up and the other for downlink. No guess as to the amp power, a couple or few watts. Won't know more until I get my tracking generator up and working, then see how far I can push the duplexers. Keep me busy a while if nothing.
 

mmckenna

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I've got a couple of old Nextel BDA systems still hidden away. They have some really nice components in them.
 

IAmSixNine

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Those things were great.
I worked for Nextel ASC (authorized service center) and we had a BDA installed as our in building coverage sucked.
Well they also worked great for a couple of the trunking systems on 800mhz that i monitored while at work. This was back in 2000-2008.
 

mmckenna

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Those things were great.
I worked for Nextel ASC (authorized service center) and we had a BDA installed as our in building coverage sucked.
Well they also worked great for a couple of the trunking systems on 800mhz that i monitored while at work. This was back in 2000-2008.
Yeah, they did help our 800MHz trunked system.

until they start self oscillating and took us out. Easy fix, but hard to track down.

If you ever run across one, grab it. There's nice silver plated N and SMA connectors in them. Some really nice coaxial jumper and other goodies, too.
 

N4KVE

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Back in 2000 I worked for a shop that specialized in auto A/C work. We serviced cars, & had 3 trucks on the road delivering parts to shops. We originally used Maxtrac mobiles, but went to Iden portables when they switched over. Because the Iden system was so new, the service was poor at the shop. So we got a BDA from Nextel, & it worked great. That device allowed me to listen to the Miami police 50 miles south of me on my STX as long as I was within 50 feet of the device.
 
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