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Motorola XTS2500 and programming a P25 system

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So, I had a pretty cool idea last week, that was to buy a brand new XTS2500 and use it as a scanner. I later found out that I did not have all of the information I needed prior to programming, I needed know the talkgroup ID's for the system I want to monitor. I heard something from a colleague that I could use "16" for all-call, but I need that as a six digit number for it to be accepted into CPS.

Does anyone know a way to program an XTS2500 as a scanner with that limited information that I have on my system????

I have freq information and hex information, but that's it. Does anyone know what my friend was referring to when he said "16 for all-call?"
 
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xts2500 for a scanner

boy did you open a can of trouble with that question i'm sure your going to get more than you asked for trying to monitor a p25 trunking system so be ready.
just buy a scanner and then you wont get into trouble or do jail time or pay a big fine or BOTH.
 

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Here is an idea.. research whats involved before buying a radio that you will most likely end up getting inhibited anyway
 

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Is it really that big of a deal using a transceiver as receive only on one of these systems?

(my knowledge of a P25 system is limited, my original assumption is that it would be as simple as programming a few freqs in and clicking a few checkboxes, similar to just programming an HT on a conventional system.. boy was I wrong.)

So I guess my next questions is, is it possible to program this thing to listen to a P25 system without affiliating or anything? To make it act as just a dumb scanner?
 

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Sigh... after reading a few other threads, this topic looks to be a bit redundant and bleak. Looks like the new XTS is going to be a nice paperweight..

thanks for your (brief) help, guys.
 

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Well, I'm sure that there are plenty of people that would trade him even up a brand new 996XT for it! Providing it is a K split and a good flash code, hi hi! Oh, and make sure that you send the programming software for it as well...LOL
 
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you did the right thing by getting a scanner. xts radios are the devil. lol i have been programming radios for trunking systems for years its not easy and it can get inhibited. theres where you will need the cps to fix it. so buy a psr800 and be happy
 
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it will when its depo the kind thats never to leave Motorola. its what they ues to rite new flashcodes
 

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it will when its depo the kind thats never to leave Motorola. its what they ues to rite new flashcodes
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Did the OP state if the talkgroups were conventional or trunked?
There is an all call TGID, 65535, that will Rx / Tx in all talkgroups using the same frequency and NAC on a P25 conventional system.

I do however agree with above posts......if you want to monitor any trunked system, get a scanner.
 
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