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Programming a 450 split XTS5000 down to 440

PBCFR37

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Hi all, I hope that I'm not beating a dead horse, but I would like some help with modifying the Astro25 Portable CPS to allow me to program a 450-512 MHz XTS5000 down to 440 MHz. I understand the basic gyst of it, but don't want to mess with it until I have clear and concise instructions, so I don't miss something. I have looked this up for HOURS, and keep finding links to the same article supposedly explaining it "in depth", but the link is dead. If anyone is willing to lend a hand, I would GREATLY appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
 

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You need to hex edit the PatPort.exe file. I did this years ago and will see if I can find the steps. You modify the CPS .exe file, not the code plug. When you first read the radio, the CPS determines if it is a low or high split and based on what it reads, it allows those frequency ranges to be entered. Once the .exe is modified, you can read any high split radio and the CPS will let you enter 440.00000 and up.

I think it was a simple as using the hex editor and searching for all references to 450.00000 and just changing it to 440.00000. Maybe you can Google deeper with this info or just move and save your .exe file and then try editing it. Worst case is you delete what you changed and replace it with the copy.
 

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If you can find the steps I would greatly appreciate it! I do understand that it's just a matter of editing the hex values, but am not sure of what values to look for and what to replace them with ( I'm not very familiar with hex and don't know what the equivalent for 45000000 and 44000000 are in hex). I just don't like tinkering around with things like that without knowing exactly what I'm doing first is all, so if you could find the step-by-step instructions that would be awesome. And thank you for replying to my question by the way!
 

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Ran this program and still will not allow the invalid fields to be written. Also, I do recall asking for help, not a smart-ass remark. Getting real tired of reading all the smart-ass "holier-than-thou" comments left by people like you any time someone asks for help with something, on this site and many others. People like you seem to forget that you were also not an expert when you first started either.

Now that aside, I opened the program referenced above, opened patport.exe from within it, changed the values and saved it. When I opened the CPS and entered freqs it still says invalid and will not allow me to write to the radio. What am I missing? Again, asking for HELP, NOT "search for it" or a link to something with no instructions. Anyone ACTUALLY willing to help is greatly appreciated.
 

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2.5.0. I opened the program, opened patport.exe from within the program, and change the values. I then hit save, and opened the modified patport.exe. still won't write due to invalid fields. I did read something about checking the box that says freeze, so I might have missed something, I'm not sure what to do with that.
 

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I've always just done it manually. I just wanted to make sure you were using the latest version of cpsoob and it looks like you are, so I have no idea.
 

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Well, if you wouldn't mind kind of walking me through how to do it manually I could do it that way also
 

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What version OS are you running. If windows 7 you needed to run the modification program as administrator access.
 
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