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wb2rxf

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Just wondering if there is anyone in new york city, who can program my radio MTX838 VHF & MTS2000 UHF, I went to a local shop but they didn't have to software, only for the JT1000 & HT1000, I'm definitely going to pick up a HT1000, For amateur radio, but also GMRS, If you can do it give me a price. I've become a collector or vintage motorola portables. Also if anyone knows of a site that sells them at reasonable prices, for 30+ year old radios, I'd appreciate that to. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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wb1ccp

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Both of those models were originally programmed with a MS-DOS based software called MTSX. The MTS2000 was later moved to a Windows CPS which only programmed that model; the MT 2000, MTX series and so on remained with the DOS version. Neither of these programs run reliably on the latest computers. You might need to go outside the City and look for a shop that has been out there for a long time. They may have an old PC stashed away with the "legacy" programmers on it to support some of the smaller towns with a smaller budget that may still be using the older radios.
 

wb2rxf

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Alrighty

I called a friend that has the DOS software but no 386 or 486sx computer, he knows the programmer I went to personally, so we're gonna work something out. But just in case, I'm staying open for more comments. I just don't want to pay almost 160$ or more on ebay for a windows 95 or plain DOS, their prices are ridiculous.
Thank you for chiming in.
 

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Pretty sure I can do the MTS2000, and certainly the HT1000. These days mostly in NJ but often in the city. Shoot me a message.
 
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