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Programmer in NYC needed

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emcomm

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I have an MT2000 to be programmed, anyone in Brooklyn or the city who is reliable that you can recommend.

Going to put some public safety receive only and ham rx/tx.

Thanks!!
 

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Mr. Wong is charging $40 per "zone" (I don't know much about these "zones") which he told me is 16 channels. Does anyone know if the price is fair? That's like $400 to program the whole radio, yikes!
 

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Local shop here in IN charges $40 to program a radio, no matter if it's mobile or handheld. That's $40 flat rate, doesn't matter how many channels or zones. Think of zones like banks. Bank 1 holds 16 channels, bank 2 can hold 16 more channels, etc... Kind of like on a car stereo where you have FM1 and FM2.

My department actually ended up just buying the software and cables to program all of our radios ourselves, figuring we would spend $1000 easily in the next two years reprogramming new and used radios for switch channels that are no longer used and for narrowbanding.
 

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FYI, this was about a MT2000 - which I never could program myself, I am now selling it, replaced it with a Saber II which I can program myself. I will never buy a radio again I can't program myself :)


happy new year!
 
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