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OASIS on a XTS5000

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wiscanfan

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I am attempting to program a XTS5000 for OASIS. A friend of mine has one already programmed up on it and has flawless scanning. I have given up on scanners and the new Uniden ones are just too expensive so went with a Motorola. When programming it up for some reason even though I have it on personalty 17 the red transmit light blinks on and off. I don't know why it would be doing that and I have not had a chance to have it checked out. Does the radio ID matter?. I chose one that is currently in the database so that should not be an issue. I have to be close since his radio works great none of that garbled audio from scanners.
 

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….the red transmit light blinks on and off. I don't know why it would be doing that and I have not had a chance to have it checked out. Does the radio ID matter?. I chose one that is currently in the database so that should not be an issue.
Look, we understand what you are wanting to do. We get it.
But you need to turn the radio off right now and leave it off until you get this sorted out.
The red light blinking means it's trying to affiliate. If you are using an existing radio ID, you can be impacting the ability of that radio to properly use the system. That means that a police officer, fire fighter, paramedic, etc might not be able to use their radio because of what yours is doing. You are actively putting someone else's life at risk. Let me say that again; YOU ARE ACTIVELY PUTTING SOMEONES LIFE AT RISK.
You also run the risk of getting your radio bricked by the system administrator. That might be a good thing at this point.

Please, for the love of God, turn the radio off and leave it off.
 

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Hopefully someone has given him the heads up...
A "head up" would be the kind approach. Visit from the authorities for attempting to connect to their trunked system would be a second possible approach.

I'm troubled by the number of people that try doing this and don't understand the ramifications.
 

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I'm troubled by the number of people that try doing this and don't understand the ramifications.
I look at it as a form of job security for us. Granted, I'd much rather not have to track down pirates and our users' safety not compromised, but when it does happen, we're on it.
The product of the "YouTube SME" generation. One thinks they can watch a couple of YouTube videos, skim through a couple of web forums, and away they go. They get just enough knowledge to be a danger to themselves and others.
 

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They get just enough knowledge to be a danger to themselves and others.
Small explosive charge in the radio triggered by remote command, via trunked system or MDC command.

Not enough to hurt the owner, just enough to permanently destroy the radio. Even a small firecracker would be sufficient.

So glad I put in the NexEdge system and don't have to worry about this nonsense.
 

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Small explosive charge in the radio triggered by remote command, via trunked system or MDC command.

Not enough to hurt the owner, just enough to permanently destroy the radio. Even a small firecracker would be sufficient.
30-ish grams of high explosive would be ideal...
 

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When your radio gets inhibited, I'll give you a crisp $20 bill for it.

Seriously, please stop. There is no happy ending here.
 

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I think the OP has been given enough advice. It's up to him to act on that advice.
 
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