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motorola CPS software question? last one I promiss...

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well utill I have to set up the radio..

does motorola require a background check before you can buy their CPS program?
 

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All they needed from me was to sign up at MOL (Motorola OnLine) and once that was complete I electronically signed their software license agreement. Once that was completed I purchased my software from them. It arrived a few days later by UPS. Wasn't hard. Didn't require talking to the FBI. Didn't require me to send my first born to Schaumburg IL (although at times I might have been tempted).

Oh, to answer another of the common questions, my answer to why do I need the software was a simple "To program my radios for personal use."
 
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No. Why? Are you worried? ;)
no worries here...
just feel that's a bit much when other companies don't ask for anything like hytera.

so after I buy my new XPR 7550 what steps will I need to take to get it on the air?

1 buy radio
2 get motorola account
3 buy CPS
4 buy program cable
4 get EID for ham freq (wiideee ban)
5 progam radi

I KNOW I'M MISSING A FEW STEPS?
 

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no worries here...
just feel that's a bit much when other companies don't ask for anything like hytera.

so after I buy my new XPR 7550 what steps will I need to take to get it on the air?

1 buy radio
2 get motorola account
3 buy CPS
4 buy program cable
4 get EID for ham freq (wiideee ban)
5 progam radi

I KNOW I'M MISSING A FEW STEPS?
You have two step 4s. :wink:

The missing step that I would do would be to find someone with the necessary tools to make that 7550 FPP.
 
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You have two step 4s. :wink:

The missing step that I would do would be to find someone with the necessary tools to make that 7550 FPP.
lol i need to learn how to count agian.

what is FPP?

ok found it is this even doable?
 
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All the step by steps are correct if your not sure or want to learn any Motorola Dealer in your area will walk you through on programming your XPR 7550 for you but not sure about the programming fee.

no worries here...
just feel that's a bit much when other companies don't ask for anything like hytera.

so after I buy my new XPR 7550 what steps will I need to take to get it on the air?

1 buy radio
2 get motorola account
3 buy CPS
4 buy program cable
4 get EID for ham freq (wiideee ban)
5 progam radi

I KNOW I'M MISSING A FEW STEPS?
 

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The help files that come with the CPS are quite helpful. They're not the easiest to learn though if you've never programmed one before but certainly not impossible!

As far as FPP, I was under the impression that it was still very limited in what it can do (i.e. no freq editing). Has progress been made?
 
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