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N1SQB

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I'm thinking of purchasing a used MTS 2000 Flashport Version III, 800 Mhz. band radio. Unfortunately, it has not been flashed for 12.5 khz spacing. I've never had to deal with anything like this as my CDM line and my 1550XLS portables don't have this problem. So what I need to know is is it extremely expensive to do it? What is involved ? The radio is priced well and looks to be in great shape all around!

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Its been a while since i programmed a MTS2000, but if memory serves me right the units with firmware 5x and above all had that enabled. I dont recall that ever being a flash option for MTS2000 800mhz units as some splinter channels required 12.5khz spacing and others were 25khz spacing.
Again, gong off memory here so i could be wrong.
 

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Hi - You would want to get your firmware updated. The last ever firmware update for MTS2000 was R08.73. To do it yourself, it could cost (at list price) around $800 for a SmartRIB (not a regular RIB), real Motorola OEM programming cable, and iButton.

Short answer: have someone else do it.

Depending of your acceptance of sketchy people on eBay, you can get the update done for as little as $35. Check out the various Motorola Firmware Upgrade Service listings. A legitimate shop is going to charge somewhere between $100 - $150. Might as well have the radio aligned while its there.
 
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