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For what purpose do you need to know this information?
Man, what a pointed question.. what the hell harm can it do?

It's not like knowing the flashcode suddenly gives you access to the Commissioner's office or nuclear launch authorization.. just tells you what features a radio has.

Could be construed to be a very relevant question to a city taxpayer, since all those feature options are mucho dinero per item.
 

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Man, what a pointed question.. what the hell harm can it do?

It's not like knowing the flashcode suddenly gives you access to the Commissioner's office or nuclear launch authorization.. just tells you what features a radio has.

Could be construed to be a very relevant question to a city taxpayer, since all those feature options are mucho dinero per item.
And the fact that he registered in 2005, and this is his first post? Hmmmmm...
 

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If you are authorized to have that info, you can get it from the system administrator. We all know what you are attempting, so don't be coy. The only reason to have the flashcode is to configure a radio using illegal software. The 'taxpayer' doesn't get to know what options are in a specific radio (as there are several different option sets for FDNY), and since the radios are a package MR order, the cost breakdown is only shown on the invoice anyway. It is nigh impossible to figure out what a specific MR order radio costs to the department unless you are in the order screen.
 

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If you are authorized to have that info, you can get it from the system administrator. We all know what you are attempting, so don't be coy. The only reason to have the flashcode is to configure a radio using illegal software. The 'taxpayer' doesn't get to know what options are in a specific radio (as there are several different option sets for FDNY), and since the radios are a package MR order, the cost breakdown is only shown on the invoice anyway. It is nigh impossible to figure out what a specific MR order radio costs to the department unless you are in the order screen.
How is having this information bad or how can it be used for nefarious purposes? As I understand flashcodes (maybe I'm wrong, I don't work with particularly high end radios) it provides information about the features of a radio such as P25 capability, maybe encryption capability, etc.

Mind you, I'm not defending his reason or right to have this information, just trying to get a better understanding of the purposes of a flashcode and what it can do. I'm envisioning it's something akin to firmware?
 

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If you have the correct flashcode, you can A) sell a fake radio on eBay with 'real FDNY flashcode', and/or B) clone your own illegit radio onto the system. If one needs that info, it's a simple matter of reading an authorized radio or asking the sysadmin. Or, you can do like a lot of people and just make something up for your radio....
 

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Flashcode information does not give you information on "accessing" a UHF simulcast system. Nor does it give you information on accessing a trunked system.

A Flashcode denotes what features a radio has. It does not denote any programming parameters.

Get off your horse.
 

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Funny part is there is many "fdny flashcode" fleabay sales and they aren't close to a fdny flashcode. So I doubt that would be a reason he wants it.

Google answers many questions such as this as well as hundreds if not more pictures showing the flashcode.
 

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Of course, Kevin, but since the OP didn't specify what radio type, the answer is moot.
 

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Hopefully I won't get accused of hijacking this thread but is flashcode something that is loaded in to a radio? If so, how does knowing which one is used of any benefit? I might know which version of firmware one of my radios uses but without a valid, working copy of it, I can't do any illegal anything. If you can point me in the right direction, I'll do my own studying. As I've mentioned, I'm just trying to get a better understanding of it. I've worked a bit with some older LTR systems but not with some of the larger, newer ones.
 
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