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I just received a used MTS 2000 that is not programmed. I have the CPS software ver 2.00.01 installed and have connected the radio to my computer with a RIB-less cable. I tried to "Read Device", but it says "Communication with Radio Failed". I have the radio on, but all it does is emit a solid tone and states "Unprogrammed" in the window. What am I doing wrong??
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It could be many different problems:

Incorrect Port (set via the RSS)
Bad Cable
Dirty Contacts on MTS
Bad Software

Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the reply, Mike...
How would I check the port if set wrong?
It is a brand new cable
I will clean the contacts and see if that helps.
Joe
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The radio could also have old firmware which is only programmable with DOS RSS, not CPS.
 

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I finally got the radio to read by switching to an XP machine from a Windows 7. It now says "Codeplug Too New for this Application". From the service menu on the radio, I gathered that the radio is R05.41
I am running ver R20.00.01 of the CPS...what is the current version?
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R02.03.00 is the latest, its what i have. And CPS will not work on windows 7 or vista in XP compatibility mode, it has to be true XP.
 

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R02.03.00 is the latest, its what i have. And CPS will not work on windows 7 or vista in XP compatibility mode, it has to be true XP.
OK...Thanks...Looks like I will contact MOT tomorrow...do you have the model # of the software?
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My MOL account only lists R02.02.00 as current. MOL will routinely send downloadable updates to the software, which is probably what clanusb has. What will happen is once you buy R02.02.00, then R02.03.00 will become available for download on MOL. They will only send out disks on major revisions.

Item Number. RVN4176U
CPS R02.02.00 MTS2000
Unit of Measure: 1 EA
$279.00

OK...Thanks...Looks like I will contact MOT tomorrow...do you have the model # of the software?
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No problem.

You'll also get updates to the CPS for 3 years. Not really an issue on an older radio like that, but if you were to buy a newer software package like the APX7000 CPS, then you'd get all of the updates as they add new features, fix bugs, etc.

Just an FYI.
 

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My MOL account only lists R02.02.00 as current. MOL will routinely send downloadable updates to the software, which is probably what clanusb has. What will happen is once you buy R02.02.00, then R02.03.00 will become available for download on MOL. They will only send out disks on major revisions.

Item Number. RVN4176U
CPS R02.02.00 MTS2000
Unit of Measure: 1 EA
$279.00
Where on the Moto Online site is this software? I did a search and couldnt find it.
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Where on the Moto Online site is this software? I did a search and couldnt find it.
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Joe
Log on to MOL, click "Buying Center" at the top left, then select "Search Catalog". Once the screen loads, type in "RVN4176U" into the "Search by model number or part number" entry field and click "Search". Once the item appears, you can select "Details" to find out your price for it...lol Everyone's price differs.
 
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