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APX8000 TX Deviation

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I'm trying to program an APX8000. Under the conventional personality, under Rx Voice/Signal Type, if I select ASTRO or Mixed Mode the TX Deviation/Channel Spacing is black but when I change the Rx Voice/Signal Type to Non-Astro the TX Deviation turns red. Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?
 

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If the radio has Q507, it will not allow you to set the TX deviation to anything other than 2.5 kHz for VHF or UHF frequencies that fall within the narrowband mandate range.
 

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If the radio has Q507, it will not allow you to set the TX deviation to anything other than 2.5 kHz for VHF or UHF frequencies that fall within the narrowband mandate range.
It is set to that. For some reason that column turns red and I get an error message when I set the signaling to non-ASTRO

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Too little information provided to make a determination. Maybe post a screenshot so we don't have to make a bunch of guesses. Does the Invalid Fields Report tab show anything?

Have you read through the CPS help thoroughly, or are you just winging it as you go along? No offense, but you start a lot of threads about Motorola radios, many of your questions which can be answered by reading through the CPS help.
 

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I'm going to try to attach photos of the CPS. One set is with non-astro and the other is mixed, but ASTRO and mixed have the same result.

As far as posting, I do look up my questions in the Help section then if that doesn't work I try Google and/or YouTube. Last is to search the forums then post a question. I have found that posting a question gets me better results than the Help section.


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Don't worry about starting threads. There is no such thing as a dumb question. People learn differently - if discussion works for you there's nothing wrong with that. Reading isn't for everyone, especially considering how technical the cps help files are. If one doesn't have a fundamental understanding of radio before hand, it's not like you can pick up the cps files and just start reading like its a novel. Don't feel bad about starting forums - many people learn better by discussion than reading.

Anyway, do you have encryption on? Encryption can't pass through low bandwidth.

This selection is invalid if either of the following scenarios is true:
(When the Rx Voice / Signal Type <../RxOptions/Rx_Voice> field is "Non-ASTRO Mode", and
when the Secure Operation <../../SecureWide/General/Secure_Operation> field is set to "Hardware", and
when the Voice Secure / Clear Strapping <../Secure/Secure_Clear_Strapping> field is not set to "Clear").

Turn off hardware crypto or secure strapping for that personality or both.


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The encryption was set to on. Problem fixed. Thank you very much. Unless I missed it, I did not see anything in the cps help section for tx deviation that referenced encryption.

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Hi Rusty,

It is in the help section when you have the spacing selected. In a table at the bottom, Each of the valid spacing options has criteria for when it can be used or not. Usually there is always a table for every option, and a description of when each option does or doesn't apply. But like I said, we all learn different ways. Discussion is a good way. :)


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