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Programming a XTS5000 to safely monitor only P25 trunking freqs.

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vivage

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Hi

Im hoping there someone reading this thread who could help me safely program my Motorola XTS 5000 Model 3 700 / 800Mhz P25 9600 handheld.


The frequencies I need to load into the radio to receive are all on this list: Click Here

I want to use the radio to RX only my regional wireless cooperative system used by public safety agencies. The system type is Project P25 Phase II / APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive. :

I have the Motorola CPS Astro P25 programming software and understand it. Ive just never programmed a 700/800Mhz P25 radio before and want to ensure I do it properly without any ability to transmit on any of the P25 Talkgroups.

What I need to know is:

1. How/where do I enter the system frequencies (primary control and secondary control Chanels) for each of the 17 sites in my region?

2. How/where do I enter the talkgroup DEC, HEX, and mode for each channel?
3. How to I inhibit the radio from transmitting on any of the frequencies Im monitoring only?

Thank you so much.

Brian
 

vivage

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Thanks for your reply. I read that prior post and understand the problem I have may be that I have a Motorola and not something else. What other options are available for commercial radios instead of using a scanner? ICOM? Kenwood? Would these permi me to safely monitor the p25 frequencies I want to?

Thank you
 

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From a Government Employee Stance I do not understand the buying of a several thousand dollar radio when I could have 4 to 8 good scanners that do the same job and hear 4 to 8 different things at the same time? Unless you want to look like a Police Officer like that has been in the news.
 

vivage

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In response to your reply:

I want to use a Motorola because the public safety agency I work for uses Motorola mobile and handhelds that are on non P25 UHF frequencies and I would like to monitor other agencies we aren’t tied into. I thought Motorola was the best so that’s why I was going to use an ex service radio I got from the fleet garage. Didn’t know it would affend you asking how to program it.

Either way based on my recent research I just ordered a Unication G5 which has P25 capability so consider this forum post moot and closed.
 

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I just do not like MY LIFE OR MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS LIFE ENDANGERED I hope you can understand that we have a dangerous enough job without adding danger for no reason.
 

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Here’s something everyone keeps missing besides the fact that if you don’t know how to do it, you probably shouldn’t do it
You can’t monitor that system with a 5K
5K’s can only monitor a P1 system not P2
 

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From a Government Employee Stance I do not understand the buying of a several thousand dollar radio when I could have 4 to 8 good scanners that do the same job and hear 4 to 8 different things at the same time? Unless you want to look like a Police Officer like that has been in the news.
You can buy 7/800MHz XTS5000’s for under $200 all day long.
 

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The Unication G4 and G5 pagers are the way to go if you do not want a Uniden scanner. They are not designed to affiliate or transmit in any way. They act much like a scanner and pose no danger to emergency responders using these systems.
 
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