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XPR Analog/Type II only XPR6580?

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Hey all. Picked up an XPR 6580 (8/900mhz) from the auction site. Upon reading it, it had an extensive Type 2 system in it along with a few analog simplex channels. Nowhere in the CPS did it show my digital options. Did I naively assume all XPRs have DMR active? I was hoping to use this for 900 DMR. If not, no biggie as I can hex-edit for 33cm ham.
Maybe this was some sort of solution for aging 8/900 subscribers.


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It has to be reflashed with a digital firmware package to remove the smartnet firmware and converts back to digital.
 

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Ran across this a few months ago. Got 2 analog 6580’s from the same analog trunking system. The first one converted to digital normally. It’s now on 900 ham, & works perfectly. But the second one does not want to convert over. Even tried the “unmentionable” way. It just will not convert over. Until it does, it can not do 902/927 even in analog. Can’t figure out why, since many have been converted over the years. This one just does not want to play nice. The seller gave me another one that‘s been digital since day one, & told me to keep the rebellious one.
 
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