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Is there a wiki or how to for Programmer R17?

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Aug 3, 2013
Heflin, AL
I have Programmer R17 and a couple of LPE200's I bought for really cheap on eBay. I don't really have a legitimate use for them, I just wanted to learn about the radios and how to program them. When I try to read them, I get a message that says they have been programmed with a newer version. I understand that I can create a new personality file, write it to the radio, and thereafter read it. So, I try to create new trunked system personality. Only I seem to be missing something because the software keeps telling me that I haven't created a trunked system yet. There are several different screens, each with several fields to fill. Some of this is self explanatory, some not. How do I know what to set "Osc. Shift" to? I have been reading the help files and some are helpful, others not so much. I still haven't found everything needed to enter a trunked system. I don't really want to bother everyone here with all my questions, so, is there some kind of guide on how this all works? Google has not been my friend here. While I am at it, When I look at the radio under Radio Maintenance, Radio Alignment is always greyed out. At some point, I will want to fool with alignment.
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