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P25 Trunked with Programmer R18

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Aug 24, 2013
Maryland Shore
Programmer is a very legacy program to support 700p / Orion and older radios. Those radios don't support P25 Trunking so neither does programmer. For support of XGP code (required for TDMA) you need to be on at least R10B of RPM.

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Feb 29, 2004
ProGrammer R20C (which I believe is the last release of the software) does support P25 trunking for the P7100 and M7100 radios when using certain code versions. I'm not sure what release support for P25 trunking began though.


Dec 8, 2013
5a) Release 18.
- This version reduces the personality size written to the following radios - MRK,ORION,PRISM/LPE, EDACS 500M
- The G-Star Options Dialog box has been renamed to G-Star/Conventional Emergency Options
- Conv-EDACS emergency has been added for the following radios - Jaguar,M7100,P7100,P5100.
- Extended G-Star has been added to allow G-STAR ID's up to 131,071. This options is available for the
following radios - MRK, Orion, Jaguar, M7100, P7100
- Extended Addressing has been renamed to EDACS IP
- Text Messaging has been renamed to Radio Textlink
- Alpha-Numeric G-Star has been added for M7100

5b) Release 17.
- Added P25 Trunked support for M7100, P7100, and P5100 radios.
- Changed the default for "Always Scan Selected Chan" to enabled.


Mar 30, 2014
It was reported in older posts that P25T was never "actually" enabled for Programmer R17 or R18.Only a particular version of Programmer R20 has P25T programming enabled.


Mar 16, 2004
Nowhere near a paved road, away from the maddening
R17a did not support P-25 trunking.

R17c has support for P-25 trunking, but was never released to the public, due to the License Key system not being ready yet. It was given to one or two customers to get their systems going.

R18a was the first official release to support P-25 trunking, and had the license key system operational.
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