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M7100ip needs 8 VHF p25 conventional channels programed I am in the Wichita Falls TX, area

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I am in need of getting my new used MACOM M7100ip VHF radio programmed. My old radio was damaged in a auto accident Trunk unit and I was rear ended. I have purchased a used radio and now in need of getting about 8 VHF p25 conventional channels programmed. I am a Volunteer Firefighter/Paramedic for a small town fire dept.
 
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Typically, the only shops you will find in the area will be everything but Harris. Mobile Phone of Texas is there in Wichita Falls. Warner Radio down in Decatur. Self Radio in Montauge. I would reach out to Link America in Rowlett and see if they can help you (they are a Harris "dealer").

If all else fails, you may have to reach out to the City of Wichita Falls radio shop through your department and see if they will do it for you. I can think of one Harris "dealer" here in the DFW area but for the life of me I can't remember their name.
 

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Our city uses all Kenwood and that is what i had till now. I had a friend from another state send me his old radio when his service upgraded to a trunking phase 2 system. I know Motorola's Which I can program. and with this radio coming out of my pocket as a personal radio I am sure WF won't touch. I found someone in Austin that would do it was hoping someone a little closer without charging an arm and leg along with 1st born child. I had 1 dealer quote me $$$ I will reachout to link america
 

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If I had a mobile cable I'd be happy to help you out but I only have portable cables. Maybe someone on here has a cable that would be able to help you out
 
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If I had a mobile cable I'd be happy to help you out but I only have portable cables. Maybe someone on here has a cable that would be able to help you out
Should be some kind of straight serial cable. The service/install manual has information on how things need to be pinned out.
 

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It is a serial cable but the connector on it is unique. And I'm not about to spend $200 on a cable.
 

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There is a YouTube video on how to make programming cable for Orion mobiles, which also works for the M7100. It is a very simple cable.
 
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