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General Question on XTS Series Radios

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scannerowner

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I'm just wondering, can you program them for analog VHF conventional and then in the future add P25 VHF trunked while still having the analog VHF channels?? If this isn't clear just let me know...
 

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It depends on the flashcode - you have to have P25 trunking configured (a purchased option). I'm 99% sure you can mix trunking and conventional personalities - I can with my 800 XTS3K.
 

gary123

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short answer yes you can. The rx personality field lets you select P25 (Astro) or conventional.
 

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Yes you can. I have just about all formats configured, and scanning at the same time in my 996xt and the 396xt. they have to be in seperate systems tho...
 

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Yes you can. I have just about all formats configured, and scanning at the same time in my 996xt and the 396xt. they have to be in seperate systems tho...
He is asking about the Motorola XTS series of radios, not scanners.

In the Motorola's, it can be programmed per channel, and you can scan across them. However, it WILL NOT unmute an APCO25 trunking system without the radio affliating to the system with an approved radio ID and correct programming. Being a VHF system, you also need to know the correct order of freq assignments etc.

In short, unless your authorized to be on the system, its not going to happen, especially non 800Mhz systems.
 

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Can you program a XTS 5000 to recieve a conventional P25 vhf frequency without the affiliation problem? I would assume it's like a normal channel, but just p25 as the voice system?
 

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Unless you have a need to transmit, scanners are much easier to program and are much more flexible.
 
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