• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

Fast Connect

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Premium Subscriber
Mar 19, 2003
In normal operation our p25 phase 1 mutisite system will bonk you if any radio affiliated with TG you're using doesn't have a clear channel. So any radio affiliated at a busy site prevent all other radios at not busy sites to be effectively blocked (same tg). I know there is a way to override this, effectively broadcasting to whatever radio are free to receive. I thought it was called fast connect.
Question: how is this implemented? Does subscriber unit initiate or is it strictly a switch setting, perhaps universal to a particular tg? I could ask dozens of questions but I think some of you get the point and will hopefully provide an overview for me.


Totally Awesome Moderator
Super Moderator
Jan 7, 2001
I’m not Kevin Custer
The choices are "All Start" and "Fast Start". You are looking for Fast Start and it's done on a per TG basis in Provisioning Manager.
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