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Motorola XTS series

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Motorola XTS Series Keypad programmable?

Does anyone know if the XTS series could ever be keypad programmable? Remove a jumper or special programming?
 
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FPP is a Federal Gov option but there are some out there on E-bay etc. You can only program conv. You can not program trunked systems from the keyboard, you still need the CPS for that.

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XTS2500, XTS4000, and the XTS5000 can be FPP via option Q52 and Q53.

A typical "desireable" flashcode would be 5A9108-101F87-0, or something thereabouts.
 

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If I programmed my freq in, can it still scan the 136-174mhz? like a scanner?
If its too muich for a FPP, then I will just program myself
 

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You cannot scan frequency ranges with motorola radios. You can only scan up to 16 channels that you have programmed in the radio. Also, FPP is good for fast frequency changes and field programming, but in order to utilize the full features of the radio you will need the CPS, aka Customer Programming Software. This is very expensive ($200-300) and available ONLY from Motorola directly.
 

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chrismoll said:
If I programmed my freq in, can it still scan the 136-174mhz? like a scanner?
If its too muich for a FPP, then I will just program myself
The XTS series does not do VFO scan. The GP68 will, however; and is also FPP (in a limited nature)
 
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