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FDRadioguy777

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I am looking at purchasing an APX 7000XE to use as a scanner and as a personal radio at my FD. I would like to listen to a 700/800MHz system on P25 Phase II TDMA. Is there a way to program a system in as receive only without a system key? It is not an encrypted system. Also, can the VHF band on the APX 7000XE do wideband frequencies (for HAM purposes)? I am relatively new to Motorola. We are switching from Harris. Thanks.
 

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I am looking at purchasing an APX 7000XE to use as a scanner and as a personal radio at my FD. I would like to listen to a 700/800MHz system on P25 Phase II TDMA. Is there a way to program a system in as receive only without a system key? It is not an encrypted system. Also, can the VHF band on the APX 7000XE do wideband frequencies (for HAM purposes)? I am relatively new to Motorola. We are switching from Harris. Thanks.
"Is there a way to program a system in as receive only without a system key?". No. The programming of a trunked system (at least the type you're referencing) requires a software key, in addition to many other requirements (the band plan, for example).

"Also, can the VHF band on the APX 7000XE do wideband frequencies (for HAM purposes)?" Yes. The APX will work just fine for HAM purposes.

Now, you did reference "...at my FD". If you're a member of this FD, and the FD uses this trunking system, it's possible that you can ask the system admin to assist you. That's obviously at their discretion though.

Hope that helps.

Paul
 

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not wanting to hyjack your thread but can the APX7000XE do both VHF and 700/800 at the same time I have been told yes and no just trying to confirm
 

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Yes it does both bands, VHF and 7/800. You can even have a scan list with both trunked members (talkgroups) and conventional channels.
 

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not wanting to hyjack your thread but can the APX7000XE do both VHF and 700/800 at the same time I have been told yes and no just trying to confirm


Simultaneous receive? No.

You can only listen to one band at a time.

If you mean being able to scan channels in different bands in the same scan list, then the answer is yes.
 
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Unfortunately you've got to have that key. Whether it be an Advanced System Key (hardware key) or a Legacy System Key (software key built with a program from 1989). However, for editing scan lists and doing any conventional work, you do not need a system key.

As Mike stated, simultaneous receive is a negative but but it will scan just fine.

APX was a unique CPS package that allows for wideband programming in bands not defined as Part 90 LMR (such as amateur) and does not require an EID to allow for wideband programming.
 
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