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EF Johnson Ascend 5100ES P25

Xx-Andre-xX

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I've got a little issue. I picked up this 5100ES for a good price to replace my failing work one that I can't get replaced. I wanna use it as well to listen to my local Agencies as they are using P25 Phase 1. All the information I have pulled up I put into the software on my computer but when I tell it that the DEC code is 5001 for my local dispatch it doesn't let me program it as it says "0-4095". Am I doing something wrong?
 

ScanWI

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That is not a valid NAC, HEX or DEC. You will want to verify the info. Can you send me a link to the Database entry for your system?
 

buddrousa

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That is a TALK GROUP for the TRUNKING SYSTEM as stated above. If you work for an agency that is on this system the see the SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR about getting your radio added to the system.
To program that trunking system you need a SYSTEM KEY to the trunking system which they will not give you and you will also have to have a VALID USER ID and the RADIO ESN WILL HAVE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE SYSTEM.
 

ScanWI

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As stated above, you will need several additional thing to add the system to your radio. Additionally, it appears that talkgroup is encrypted. The system admin would also have to load your radio with the Encryption Key, this not something we are going to be able to do here or help with.

If you have a work one already, have them get it on your system. If you don't know exactly what settings to enter, that can be specific for your system you can really mess with the system.

If all you are looking to do it monitor the system, look at a Unication G4 or G5 pager. However, without the encryption key you still won't hear any of the talkgroups listed as DE.
 
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