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Motorola mtx

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Whoosdat

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I purchased a box of motorola mtx radios at a auction and was told they could be programmed for radio to radio communications. I am brand new to this and was wondering how I would go about doing this and how hard it would be.

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n5ims

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Start with your local frequency coordinator and get a frequency assigned ($$$) and then apply to the FCC for a license for the frequency or frequencies assigned by the coordinator ($$). Get the software from Motorola (the only legal place to get it), the necessary programming accessories (RIB, cables, etc.) ($$$) or contract with a radio shop to do the necessary programming based on the license obtained from the FCC ($ - $$). Please note that the license has restrictions on the area where the radios can legally be used so make sure that you cover where you intend to use them.

If you'll use the radios outside the US, you'll need to use the coordinators and licensing agencies for that country, of course.
 

b7spectra

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In short, it is expensive to do radio programming, at first, until you establish yourself. Unless you have frequencies assigned to you for your usage, the radio's really won't do you much good. Biggest thing is what MTX model are they? They could be 800 or 900 MHz. The way things are going, they won't be worth much as those are analog radio's and everyone is starting to migrate to P25 digital.

If you want to pursue getting them programmed, again, you would have to let us know what the model number is (on the back of the radio under the battery), and what frequencies you want in it. There are several of us on the board that do radio programming.
 
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