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Mototrbo programming questions

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I have 3 questions regarding programming for an XPR6550 display radio. I've gone thru the system planner and the help topics in the program, and may of missed the answers:

1. I am able to program my analog GP300's and HT750's so that if I turn the channel knob, I will get a beep when I land on the last channel scanned. Can I do this with my 6550?

2. Is there a way to make the display light when the receive opens while scanning?

3. Is there a way to program it to receive everything on a frequency?

The last question is no big deal. We have a local dpw. I know the freq, I know they are trbo, just wondering if I could listen to them.

But the first two questions, I'd really like to be able to do one or the other.
I will have the radio scanning. The receive opens, but by the time I grab the radio, try to see the display, (it's dark out both to and from work this time of year), the radio is back to scanning, and I don't know which freq/talkgroup the traffic was on.

Thanks for any help.
 

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I have 3 questions regarding programming for an XPR6550 display radio. I've gone thru the system planner and the help topics in the program, and may of missed the answers:

1. I am able to program my analog GP300's and HT750's so that if I turn the channel knob, I will get a beep when I land on the last channel scanned. Can I do this with my 6550?

2. Is there a way to make the display light when the receive opens while scanning?

3. Is there a way to program it to receive everything on a frequency?

The last question is no big deal. We have a local dpw. I know the freq, I know they are trbo, just wondering if I could listen to them.

But the first two questions, I'd really like to be able to do one or the other.
I will have the radio scanning. The receive opens, but by the time I grab the radio, try to see the display, (it's dark out both to and from work this time of year), the radio is back to scanning, and I don't know which freq/talkgroup the traffic was on.

Thanks for any help.
1- No, that feature known as "scanned channel discovery" is not available on the XPR series.

2-Not on the 6550. But the 7550 you can keep the display backlight on all the time.

3- There is no "digital carrier squelch" mode on TRBO. You can only RX the specific group lists associated with a conventional frequency on the programmed color code and time slot you have specified.
 

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tuning

So another question:

I've seen many say don't touch the Tuner if you don't know what you are doing.

I opened up the program today, brought in one of the samples, and looked at the settings.
Kinda disgruntled a bit. Unlike the cps, I can't get a little popup window to open at the bottom because all the settings were grayed out on the sample.
Must be something you have to have a "live" radio hooked up to see happen.

Kinda looks like there are different settings depending on where in the bandsplit you are operating.
I'm only going to be using my radios for ham.
And I think the audio is plenty loud.

Would tweaking in here really be any advantage for a radio that will always be at the low end of the split?
Or just leave everything alone?

Thanks.
 

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Leave the tuning alone. There is a setting that allows the radio to stay on the last ch scanned. Turn the scan off, & the radio returns to the ch the knob is set to.
 
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