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P7100 Portable Radio Model Numbers

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Referencing the table in the attached word file, can someone please point out the differences between the 64B-E, 256B-E and non descriptor part of the description? These difference are denoted in the model number with an E, A or X suffix, respectively. How do you tell which configuration your radio has if the radio's tag is missing, or not the original tag.
 

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The difference seems to be the eeprom size. (Not the one that reports 2K in the radio features menu.)

But I have not yet seen any documentation that proves or disproves this.

I'd be happy to add that info to my files for reference, as it is acquired.

I started up a list of confirmed model numbers vs. descriptors a while back, maybe it'll help?
It's around here somewhere...



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First thing that pops in to my head is encryption. 64 bit-encryption, 256 bit-encryption.
That's what I was thinking as well, but would like confirmation from someone more knowledgeable about their model number indexing. However, the encryption explanation is the most likely, as M/A-Com breaks down ordering by no encryption, DES or AES.
 

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First thing that pops in to my head is encryption. 64 bit-encryption, 256 bit-encryption.
DING DING! and the winner is.. Thunderknight. 64/256 Bit Encryption (at least thats what it says on new radio boxes)

Other than Model number, if you do a "radio information" in the radiomaint program i believe it will tell you what type you have. Its not a stat i would normally pay attention to.
 
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