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EF Johnson 5100 ES/Motorola XTS/Motorola APX Radio Fleet Manaement Question

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k0psk

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Hello All,

First of all, I apologize in advance if this query has been posted elsewhere. I am, admittedly, not real good at posting on forums. Also, If this is in the wrong place, the moderators have my explicit permission to move this where it belongs. On a related note, I am also new to the commercial land mobile radio stuff; so, hopefully this is not a totally dumb question.

I am running the radio shop for a unit of a State-Level (primary Service Area) and Federal Level (Total Service Area) Emergency Services Agency.

I primarily maintain EF Johnson 5100 ES Portables and 5300 ES Mobiles; but, I have some need to also be able to program Motorola XTS and APX radios as well.

The locals here in the Wichita Metropolitan Area are Primarily Motorola APX from what I can see (P25 Phase 1).

The question I have is:
How do I maintain a dedicated codeplug repository for all three model lines of radios without tripling the work for programming each band? I maintain VHF, UHF, and 800mhz systems and I only want to have one codeplug per band for this particular project.

Also as an aside,
In PC Configure, Is there a way to import a series of CSV files? I haven't found a way to handle this challenge as of yet in an efficient manner.

-Adam
FCC Amateur Extra Callsign K0PSK
FEMA-rated Communications Unit Leader
 

kd4efm

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There really is no winning deal here. eventually you migrate to Armada, but the firmware structure between M and EFJ is different.

Once you get in the the VP5,6,7000 series you will have a way to organize the EFJ codeplugs based on users.
As for the M stuff, you have to use M software and take a beating over it. Sucks I know.
 

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I do have APX and XTS Programming Software and at least I can import CSV files in the XTS CPS.

I am a little more concerned about being able to import CSV Files. I cannot figure that one out.
 
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