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Harris RPM

K2NEC

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When I bought mine last year, if I remember correctly, it was around $700 from a dealer
 

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List price is $1000 dollars for RPM2. Obviously one could do better than that..
 

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...and people complain that Motorola CPS is expensive... :)
To be fair, Harris RPM programs MOST Harris radios. More models than I can count. Motorola CPS only programs a few models or series. $300 for 1 series of radio or $800 for a good chunk of Harris radios? I'd say it's pretty reasonable.
 

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It is a bit pricey, but given a fully loaded multi band portable and mobile is about half the cost of an APX, just one radio pays for the software and then some :) and yes, RPM programs a lot of different models. You also get complete TAC support and they are on the ball 24/7.

When you're buying $5000 dollar radio's $800 dollars is pocket change, it's all relative. If you want cheap software, buy a L3Harris Tait.
 
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There are two editions of RPM. The conventional edition and the trunking edition.

The conventional edition is 300 dollars list price last I heard. The trunking version seems to be "whatever the dealer wants to get for it" but my copy ran 1500 dollars from NLT.

These days, getting the trunking version requires knowing which dealers to approach. Many simply will NOT sell the trunking edition to some random radio enthusiast.

As time has gone on, they've been locking down functionality to protect their customer's radios systems from unauthorized radios. That protected functionality requires varying types of software permissions.

That's the catch to wanting to use the latest Harris radios: They may not be usable because they may be dependent on RPM2 which you may not be able to get, and the features you want to exploit may be locked down so you can't program it to listen to the P25p2 system you want to listen to.
 

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Another reason I really like the XG-100P, it can do a lot of stuff and there is software out there that lets you do it for free.

There are two editions of RPM. The conventional edition and the trunking edition.

The conventional edition is 300 dollars list price last I heard. The trunking version seems to be "whatever the dealer wants to get for it" but my copy ran 1500 dollars from NLT.

These days, getting the trunking version requires knowing which dealers to approach. Many simply will NOT sell the trunking edition to some random radio enthusiast.

As time has gone on, they've been locking down functionality to protect their customer's radios systems from unauthorized radios. That protected functionality requires varying types of software permissions.

That's the catch to wanting to use the latest Harris radios: They may not be usable because they may be dependent on RPM2 which you may not be able to get, and the features you want to exploit may be locked down so you can't program it to listen to the P25p2 system you want to listen to.
 
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