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Need a little help/opinion...

devzaveri

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So, I'm a firefighter/EMT. I'm really a radio novice and wondering if any of you could guide me in the right decision. I work in one county but volunteer in another. The county I work in uses P25 I and the other uses P25 II. So, I have this older APX7000 from one of my friends. Now that I have this thing what I was wondering was that after purchasing the CPS software, how difficult is it to program my county's details for listen only?



Also quick note, I understand that it would just be easier to use a scanner, but, since I already have this thing... why not?



Thanks in advance!
 

Mr_Boh

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If you are approved to have a Radio ID on the system, just have their radio shop program it or at least teach you. Even on listen only to do it as the product is designed, you need a Radio ID to affiliate with the system
 

MTS2000des

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and the APX7000 also may need to be flashed with the appropriate/required feature sets as mandated by the particular system(s) managers/administrators. As mentioned, the best route is to go through them to properly vet and provision the radio on the respective systems. Without the needed combo of required flashcode/firmware, system keys and authorized IDs, the CPS alone is not enough. Nevermind the skill set to program trunked subscriber radios on networks.
 

mbnv992

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I’ll also echo what was said above. Have their radio shop / system administrator program the radio for you.
Someone who has no idea what they are doing trying to program an APX radio on a PS system is a disaster waiting to happen.
 
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