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Programming "zones" help

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Motorob

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Attemting to program zones in a pr860 and 1500's but in the software the zone box is greyed out. This box is listed under the area where you add frequencies ( seperate tab) i assume this box is for typing a name. My radios do not have a display, but have a 3 position selector, is there some option i am missing? Or are zones some sort of flashport option? Still learning so sorry that i am not using more technical jargon.

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wlmr

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Some Motorola radios without displays (all?) are set to only be programmed with the number of channels the rotary channel selector has. I suppose some of them may capable of using the three position switch to triple that number but your radio may not be flashed (or even capable of being flashed) to get that many channels.

There used to be a list/chart that you could use for some Motorola radios that would tell you what it's capabilities are.
 

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Have you tried programming that switch for Zone Select? Sometimes the programming software is pretty smart and will not let you do something you have't set the radio up correctly for. But, could also be, as the other post said, that radio won't support zones. I haven't used any of those models of radio, so I have no first hand experience with them.
 

Motorob

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Thank both of you for the help. I will look into it, just got them off ebay wanting something a bit more then the vacuum packed units so still newto all this.

Thanks again.
 
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