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Programming services wanted Smartzone II

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Moosemedic

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I'm looking for someone to program an older MT8000 for a Motorola Type II SmartZone system.

I have all the information I can provide for programming on this system, it's just that my special laptop has finally died and took all it's RSS with it.

I am looking to have this radio programmed with the A-B-C switch swapping between 3 sets of 16 talkgroups. Something along the lines of having my Fire & EMS talkgroups on A, Law Enforcement on B, and the top 8 of each of those on C.

Basically I'm looking to use this as a scanner.

If you've got the skillset to help me out with this, please PM me
 

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What system do you want programmed?
you might want to watch out for the radio police. They will pull you over in this thread, issue you a ticket and confiscate your radio.
They will also attempt to scare you out of programming a trunking system into a radio.
 

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And even if you find someone foolish enough to help you, then the countdown starts until your radio is bricked due to having a unauthorized RID on the system.

If you are an authorized user on the system you should have no problem taking your radio to the radio programming dept or commercial vendor in charge of programming radios for your agency.

So of course the question is: why are you asking for help here instead of going through the proper channels? Could it possibly be you are not not authorized to have a radio on the system in the first place? Hmmm....

Marshall KE4ZNR
 

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Here we go again....

To the OP, I suggest you venture over to the Batboard, Batboard • Index page and start reading up on the subject. Everything you need to know is over there if you are not authorized user of the system. As you can see no one here will help you with this. You will have to learn it on your own if you want to do it.

And just to address some of the points made above..normal system keys can be made rather simply by reading the instructions on batboard. Also if programmed properly you will not ever have to worry about having a unauthorized radio ID on the system because your radio will not be on the system, it will just passively monitor the system like a scanner does.
 

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Indeed, properly programmed radios can passively monitor the system, with no interference.

Improperly programmed radios can not only impede proper operation of OTHER (authorized) radios on the system, they can let sys admins know where you are.

Just keep in mind, while MANY people program trunked systems into their radios to monitor the system passively, by successfully programming the trunked system into a radio, you have broken intellectual property laws, and possibly other laws that have been passed.
 
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