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APX 6000XE Programing Questions - used radio

Edevildude

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Evening all,

I do estate liquidations professionally, and my wife is training to be an EMT (should be certified within the next 2 weeks and already has a position setup at a local outfit)

We just liquidated the home of a Paramedic, and within the home we found a Motorola APX 6000XE radio that was used by the pervious (now deceased) owner. The contents of the home were purchased by us from the probate attorney handling the estate so we legally and fairly own it (figured it was worth noting)

My wife is hoping to be able to use the radio once she certifies and begins volunteering. But my main question is how do we best go about having the radio programed to her ambulance house? Is this something the ambulance house would do or we would do on our own?

The radio doesn't seem to be locked, but I'm unfamiliar with it so figured I'd reach out for assistance. Her lead at the ambulance house wasn't sure but knew others there use the same style radios. Atm it is programed for another towns AMR

Thanks in advanced
 

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My wife is hoping to be able to use the radio once she certifies and begins volunteering. But my main question is how do we best go about having the radio programed to her ambulance house? Is this something the ambulance house would do or we would do on our own?
You take it to the person responsible for programming the radios for her department and ask their permission to put it on whatever system they use.
 

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Check with the department the deceased belonged to. Those radios cost between $3000 and $6000 to purchase new (depending on the options) so it's not very common to see paramedics who actually own their own therefore it would still be the property of the agency that issued the radio. We tend to put asset tags for our radios under the battery if they aren't externally viewable.
 

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The radio doesn't seem to be locked, but I'm unfamiliar with it so figured I'd reach out for assistance. Her lead at the ambulance house wasn't sure but knew others there use the same style radios. Atm it is programed for another towns AMR
It could have an ASK, or be locked from programming. But as others have said you have to make sure the “other town’s AMR“ doesn’t own that radio.
 

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DO NOT ASK ME FOR HELP PROGRAMMING YOUR RADIO. NO.
All information you have been given so far is correct and should serve as your guide.

It may be department property, in which case it needs to be returned. If that's the situation, title did not pass via the probate process.

Department policy MAY or MAY NOT allow the usage of personally owned radios on the system.

If so, the radio still has to be configured to meet the system requirements for the system it is to be used on. That may require spending
money to get the appropriate features flashed into the radio.

Programming will be handled by the designated radio shop that manages said system. Provided the other terms and conditions have been met.
 
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