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old Motorola Radius P1225 any good?

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So I can get a pair of old Motorola Radius P1225's
was wondering would I be able to use my scanner to find out what channels they are programed to and then program my wouxun to talk to them?

Also how are they on range??

thanks
 

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p1225

So I can get a pair of old Motorola Radius P1225's
was wondering would I be able to use my scanner to find out what channels they are programed to and then program my wouxun to talk to them?

Also how are they on range??

thanks
First I would be careful transmiting on because they may have Fire/EMS/Police or business frequencies that you must have a license to use. You could get in BIG BIG trouble fast transmiting on someone's channel. Other than that the P1225 is a fine basic radio. Are they VHF or UHF ?
 

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As a retired Motorola Dealer/Agent/Manufacture's Rep I sold hundreds of the P1225 and can honestly say it is a great radio. Tuff as nails and great specs for the Radius line. I assume they are VHF, which makes them 5 watts so they will have 5 watt VHF range.
 

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You either need to read it with the programming software or connect it too a servive monitor to see what channels are programmed into it. If you know the band split you could use a scanner and transmit while searching and find them that way. Close call Uniden would be nice as it will find it fast so you don't have to transmit very long.

I still have one laying around that works good. It was my 1st Motorola radio so I'll hang onto it. Mine is a 450-470 split 2 channel unit. I only wish I knew about the out of band hack before I hit it with the newer software that kills that little tweak.
 

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Shifty fingering

... I only wish I knew about the out of band hack before I hit it with the newer software that kills that little tweak.
Are you talking about the "hold the shift key" trick to get a 450-470 down into the ham bands?
That's still working for me with version 4.0. Or is it something else?
 

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I think that the shift trick applies only to the old DOS software, not the newer Windows-based CPS products...
 

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Are you talking about the "hold the shift key" trick to get a 450-470 down into the ham bands?
That's still working for me with version 4.0. Or is it something else?
Yeah that's the one. I'm running version 3.something, can't remember at the moment. Perhaps I was doing it wrong, I''ll try it again sometime.
 

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works for me

I think that the shift trick applies only to the old DOS software, not the newer Windows-based CPS products...
I have done the shift trick on both VHF and UHF P1225's, using Version 4.0 of HVN9054
on a computer running Windows 2000 Version 5.0. (Build 2195:Service Pack 3).
 

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How do you tell a VHF from a UHF model?
In ebay listings for example, not always stated.
 

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How do you tell a VHF from a UHF model?
In ebay listings for example, not always stated.
Contact the seller and insist that he provide the model number. If he won't, don't bid or buy the item.

Since your post was kind of short, I don't know for sure what type of radio you are asking about. But, model number charts for almost any Motorola legacy radio are easily found with an internet search. Many of them are referenced right here in previous threads on RR.

You can also find many model number charts on either batlabs or repeater builder.
 
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