• 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.

Harris RPM

apco25

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No they are NOT the same companies. Harris has contracts for certain products with Tait. This contractual relationship has existed for various products going back the GE era. Programming software is not interchangeable IN ANY WAY.
 

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Harris and Tait is like Motorola and Vertex. Harris owns Tait like Motorola owns Vertex, but Tait use their own software even though the accessories might be compatible.
 

apco25

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You're utterly and completely incorrect with this statement. Harris does not own Tait. They are part of the MCA alliance with a bunch of other LMR technology companies. THIS DOESN'T MEAN HARRIS OWN'S TAIT. :rolleyes:

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You're utterly and completely incorrect with this statement. Harris does not own Tait. They are part of the MCA alliance with a bunch of other LMR technology companies. THIS DOESN'T MEAN HARRIS OWN'S TAIT. :rolleyes:

See below.


Well excuse me :ROFLMAO:
I totally forgot that you don't make any mistakes
I'll admit I was wrong but you sir got a tad upset
 

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I remember the good old days when a buyer could not walk into a Ham Radio Store and buy a transceiver with out a copy of your ham radio license.
 

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The price of LMR programming software isn't "bad", because it's designed for a dealer to buy once and program a pile of radios on a regular, ongoing basis, not for an end-user to buy for a single radio.
 
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