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Loose FPP with Latest CPS??

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bezking

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Hi Moto Gurus,

I often see eBay listings for XTS units with FPP in which the seller says that if you program the radio with CPS later than version X.XX, FPP will be lost. How and why would this happen?

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Lost FPP

I programmed a Motorola 2500i with CPS 11. The radio had FPP on it, but lost it. Even when it's "lost", the radio STILL requires 15 zones with 16 channels each. No more, no less. I am in the process of getting rid of that piece of junk radio.
 

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If the radio only has Q52, which is the Federal FPP only and doesn't require a dongle, it will go away with the later CPS versions. The radio must have both Q52 and Q53 in it to retain the feature using the later version CPS.

I believe a radio with Q53, that is the FCC version and does require a dongle, is unaffected by the CPS version.
 

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If the radio only has Q52, which is the Federal FPP only and doesn't require a dongle, it will go away with the later CPS versions. The radio must have both Q52 and Q53 in it to retain the feature using the later version CPS.

I believe a radio with Q53, that is the FCC version and does require a dongle, is unaffected by the CPS version.
Thanks - I had the same question as well

+1 for my XTS5000!
 

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I've seen some of the new VHF FPP 5000's on eBay that state that they are using the v11 HOST & DSP. If I remember correctly, that requires a minimum of CPS 11 to program.

They are advertised as having Q52 & Q53 - so as the guys above have said, you get hard-limited to the 16x15 memory layout (512 channels max).
 

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There should be no reason you'd want to go above Host/DSP 9.x in your radio, using CPS 9.x.

CPS 12 offers 1000 channels (with the corresponding host/dsp match), but that's about it.
 
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