• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

OTA vs. Wifi

Status
Not open for further replies.

slyons01

Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2017
Messages
57
APX 8000 and 8500. I been searching the software up and down trying to figure out how to enable
 

N1GTL

Member
Database Admin
Joined
Jun 14, 2005
Messages
900
Location
CT
Open the APX CPS and click on the Radio Management button on the left. WiFi must be purchased for the subscribers I believe.

It requires some figuring our but once you get it, it is great for reprogramming entire fleets. I have not done it with APX, only TRBO but it is lightning fast versus over the air. You need to either enter or import all the radio serial numbers first and schedule an initial read of all radios. All radios must have the same firmware version OR you need a unique code plug for each firmware version.

I set up an Access Point near the customers gas pump and when the vehicles come in to gas up, their radios get reprogrammed.
 

N1GTL

Member
Database Admin
Joined
Jun 14, 2005
Messages
900
Location
CT
Ok so OTA and WiFi are two different features?
YES!! That was firebuffs first response. OTA uses the radios operating frequency and I find it painfully slow. WiFi uses just that, WiFi and will fully program a radio in a matter of seconds.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top