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I need an M-PA flash. Help?

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Sep 8, 2002
Florida, where you wish you were!
I need to get a flash file for an M-PA that supports trunking. I don't need Aegis, Voice Guard, or anything like that but if the flash happens to support those features, it's not going to do me any harm.

I've got a radio that will donate its good controller to replace a bad controller in an 800
radio that's still in service, but the donor controller has a firmware or flash revision that
apparently doesn't support more than a single conventional channel, and no trunking.

Strange but it seems to be true.

The donor radio came out of a test fixture. It's VHF and absolutely pristine, and its front
will be mated up to a well used 800 back and reprogrammed. It'll look a bit odd, and I
sort of hate to see a real museum piece get split up and then put into regular service,
but in this case it's the best I can do to keep a customer happy.

Alternatively, I'd be happy to pick up a working M-PA front in fair to good condition to
allow me to keep this pristine radio together. I'm just all out of good "spare" fronts.



Premium Subscriber
Jul 12, 2003
Bel Air, MD
Check your email. Group 19, It's the final revision. I have the parts you need too. Email me for more.
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