• 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.

Hytera Response to IWCE Urgent Communications FCC Article

Apr 30, 2008
In an article on November 12th, there was an inaccurate misleading headline published in Urgent Communications that stated ‘New law prohibits FCC authorizing gear from Hytera, other China-based firms’. The article begins with ‘LMR manufacturer Hytera Communications and other China-based technology companies that “pose an unacceptable risk to national security” will not be able to secure FCC authorizations for new equipment under legislation that President Joe Biden signed into law yesterday.' This is an objectively verifiable false statement.

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5B2_BEE00 Czar
Jul 12, 2008
Cobb County, GA Stadium Crime Zone
Where were these ardent Federal regulators at when Baoturd and other feces pieces radio vendors were papering the OET with bogus and dubious certifications for part 90 and 95? You know, ther TERMIN8R and other road apple radios?
Not defending these thieving clowns who steal IP, but this paper tiger move is a decade late and a bucket o dollars short.