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CLONING XTS300o Radios?

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Premium Subscriber
Dec 23, 2004
Lady Lake, FL
XTS Cloning

Cloning the radio requires a computer with the correct software and the programming cable.

Basically, you read the master radio with the software and then write it into the target radio. You also need the special "System Keys" for each system that you are cloning. The System Key is a digital code slaved to a particular trunking system that prevents the average radio hacker from programming an unauthorized radio to operate on a system.

Definitely not for the faint of heart, nor is it a simple "plug-n-play" process.



Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Dec 19, 2002
West of Charlotte NC
I guess I'll be the first to point out that system keys are only used on a trunking system, many XTSs are never used (or capable of) on a trunked system. I've never seen a cloning cable ro allow radio to radio cloning for any of the XTS radios, so if someone is selling one I would bet it's not factory. Some of the older motorolas were able to be cloned direct from radio to radio.
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